Chris Pearson is a senior corporate lawyer based in London.
Chris has a substantial track record in mergers and acquisitions (domestic and cross-border), public company takeover offers, other stock exchange transactions and securities offerings, corporate governance and corporate advisory work, joint ventures, company reconstructions and institutional investments.
Chris is ranked as a leading individual for M&A in all the main directories. He is named as a leader in his field in: The International Who’s Who of Mergers and Acquisition Lawyers 2013; in Super Lawyers 2013; in Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom; and was named in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” in 2010. Chris is also ranked as one of the world’s leading Corporate Governance lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Governance 2014. Sources praise his “depth of experience and commercial advice” (Legal 500 2012, M&A premium deals) and say he is “thoughtful” and “pragmatic” (Chambers & Partners 2014, Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability).
Chris represents the practice on the City of London Law Society Company Law Committee. He regularly speaks at and chairs conferences on public company issues and is a contributor to A Practitioner’s Guide to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.
Shareholder activist campaigns are on the rise in the UK and elsewhere and, in light of current economic conditions and the increased focus on corporate governance practices at governmental and regulatory level, such campaigns are likely to continue..
November 22, 2016
In this breakfast briefing we will be discussing deal trends in private M&A in the UK for the past 12 to 18 months and the outlook for 2017..
November 10, 2016
The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect on July 3, 2016 and will have an impact on public M&A transactions from that date, including transactions that are already in progress..
July 04, 2016
The Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) came into effect on July 3, 2016 and will have a material impact on Official List and AIM companies, in particular in respect of their internal systems and controls..
July 04, 2016
Norton Rose Fulbright advises Trinity Mirror on £220m acquisition of Local World.
December 28, 2015
Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright is advising Sacturino Limited on its $9 billion cash offer for Polyus Gold International..
October 02, 2015