Chris Guy > Mills Selig > Belfast, Northern Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Mills Selig
21 ARTHUR STREET
BELFAST
BT1 4GA
Northern Ireland
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Work Department

Corporate; private equity and venture capital; commercial; banking and finance; partnerships.

Position

Chris is head of the corporate team. He joined Mills Selig in 2000 and has also been a member of the private equity team of leading Australian law firm Clayton Utz in Sydney, working on large private equity transactions. Chris specialises in acquisitions, MBOs/MBIs, mergers and venture capital transactions. He also has significant experience in other corporate matters such as shareholder arrangements, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. Chris is a visiting lecturer in company law at the institute for professional legal studies. Recent highlights include: advising the partners of Hughes Insurance on the sale of the Hughes Insurance business, Northern Ireland’s largest independent insurance broker, to US firm Liberty Insurance; advising the shareholders of O’Kane Poultry Limited on the sale of the entire share capital of the company to Moy Park Limited; advising Natural World Products Limited, one of the largest waste processors in Ireland, on various corporate restructurings; and advising iCon Infrastructure on the NI aspects of its acquisition of Firmus Energy.

Career

Joined Mills Selig in 2000; admitted as solicitor in 2002; Australia from October 2006 to October 2007; rejoined Mills Selig in November 2007.

Memberships

Company and Commercial Lawyers Group Northern Ireland.

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Chris GuyMills Selig

Mills Selig has longstanding experience advising on IPOs, and acts for one of the few Northern Irish plcs. The team handles complex, high-value transactions for a number of technology, waste management and energy companies. Chris Guy, who ‘has a very good reputation, especially for corporate finance‘, leads the practice. Senior associate Glenn Watterson is noted for his energy expertise. Kathryn Walls moved to an in-house role.

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Mills Selig acts for some of Northern Ireland’s leading businesses and technology advisory groups, as well as investors into the local technology sector; it also advises domestic technology start-ups on matters such as early-stage investment. The team also advises on M&A transactions in the technology sector and software licensing and related matters. Following the departure of Kathryn Walls to an in-house role, the team is led by litigator Emma Hunt, who specialises in social media law, and head of corporate Chris Guy.