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Christopher Owen, Partner at Penningtons Manches


Chris specialises in mid-market corporate finance transactions including take-overs, mergers and acquisitions, reconstructions, public issues on AIM and securities regulations generally. He works extensively with overseas clients on inward UK investment work and has considerable experience of acting on cross-border transactions.

He is also a member of the firm’s international private wealth group, which provides wealth advisory services to individuals, family offices and private banks. His particular focus is in working on wealth protection, governance and succession issues for owner managers and family businesses.

Chris has an MBA in legal practice from Nottingham Law School and is a fluent French speaker. He regularly presents at various international conferences and is co-chair of the European Regional Forum of the International Bar Association. He has an advanced STEP certificate in Advising Family Enterprises.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising a multi-national family run import and export business on governance and succession issues.
  • Acting for a Swiss consortium on a management buy-out of a UK medical diagnostic business.
  • Advising on the termination of a US/European food products joint venture.
  • Acting for a Japanese paper business on the disposal of its European inkjet and digital printing business.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP