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Ashurst expands footprint in tech with technology M&A specialist hire

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    Global law firm Ashurst announces the appointment of tech M&A specialist Chris Grey as partner in the corporate practice, based in London, as the firm accelerates the growth of its technology focused offering. Chris will join Ashurst in early 2024.

    Chris has built a practice advising clients on major M&A transactions in the technology and digital infrastructure sectors. He advises companies at all stages of growth and investors on complex and cross-border M&A, financings, joint ventures and corporate governance matters.

    He has extensive experience in the UK and France working with companies, boards, and investors, on their most impactful transactions, focusing on developing clear and innovative solutions that help enhance and realise value.

    Commenting, Nick Williamson, head of corporate, UK, said: "We're pleased to welcome Chris to Ashurst as we move to the next stage of the growth of our UK tech focused practice, led by Jonathan Cohen. Chris' broad experience across tech M&A and digital infrastructure, under both English and French law transactions, and deep understanding of the technology and telecoms sectors make him a perfect complement to our team."

    Global head of corporate, Jason Radford added: "The global rise of digitalisation is leading to a renewed boom in tech M&A transactions, and Chris' market knowledge and industry expertise will add bench strength to our existing capabilities and enable us to better service our clients. The appointment also demonstrates our continuous investment to grow our corporate practice globally."

    Chris Grey said: "Ashurst's global reach, exceptional lawyers, collaborative culture and growth ambitions create a superb platform from which to service clients and which aligns perfectly with my own. I am looking forward to joining my new colleagues to further build on the successes of the tech M&A practice and to support and accelerate the growth of Ashurst’s premier corporate M&A practice."

    Chris joins from Clifford Chance in London, prior to which he was with Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier in Paris.