Chris Macbeth has a broad commercial practice across a range of business sectors, focusing on cross-border corporate and financial transactions, particularly multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions.

Chris joined the firm in 2006 and became counsel in 2013.

From 2006 to 2012, he was resident in the London office.

Notable Experience

  • Qatar Holding in connection with its participation in an investor consortium led by CITIC Capital Partners and Edward Tian, the company’s co-founder, in the going-private transaction of leading China-based telecommunications services company AsiaInfo-Linkage, valuing the company at c.$890 million.

  • Philip Morris International in its acquisition of 49 percent of the shares of Arab Investors-TA for $625 million, as well as in its agreement with Trans-Emirates Trading & Investment (FZC) to create a new cigarette manufacturing and distribution joint venture in Egypt.

  • Agilent Technologies in its $2.2 billion acquisition of Danish cancer diagnostics company Dako A/S.

  • TPG in its £1.3 billion sale of Turkish spirits manufacturer Mey İçki Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. to Diageo plc.

  • Istithmar in its global joint venture with Education Media and Publishing Group Limited (EMPG) to form the vehicle EMPG International Limited.

  • Henkel in its £2.7 billion acquisition of the adhesives and electronic and engineering materials businesses of Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI).

  • Dhabi Group in the $758 million sale of its 30 percent interest in Warid Telecom (Private) Limited to Singapore Telecomunications Limited, giving Warid Telecom an enterprise value of $2.9 billion.

  • Several fund clients on their options regarding locating in the ADGM and the impact of the ADGM regime on their existing businesses.

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