Mr Chris Watkinson > Dentons > Prague, Czech Republic > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
V CELNICI 1034/6
110 00 PRAHA 1
Czech Republic

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Chris Watkinson is an English law qualified partner based in Prague, Czech Republic, where he co-heads the Corporate group. Chris focuses on cross-border M&A, complex joint venture, private equity and venture capital transactions. He brings a wealth of experience in CEE/CIS, advising on major cross-border deals and providing English Law advice to clients based in the region.

Career

Before joining Dentons in 2016, Chris Watkinson cooperated with the Czech law firm BBH heading the firm’s English law desk (2014 – 2016). He started his legal career with Squire Patton Boggs as a trainee (2001 -2003) and Associate/Senior Associate (2003 – 2014).

Languages

English

Memberships

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Established European Lawyer, Czech Bar Association

Education

Chris holds a law degree from the UEA in the UK, having also studied at UBC, Canada, and Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Lawyer Rankings

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dentons is noted for its handling of cross-border corporate deals across the CEE region and strong domestic footing. The practice continues to be instructed by long-term energy clients on high-value and international transactions, including Sev.en Energy Group . Petr Zákoucký jointly leads the group with English-law qualified Chris Watkinson who is the key contact for complex multijurisdictional M&A deals, particularly venture capital transactions. Jan Procházka has a track record acting for clients in the renewable energy and automotive sectors. The team has experience of working with its US offices (including those in Washington and New York) on complex deals.