According to interviewees, Chris Potts "has the ability to very quickly grasp the key aspects of complex cases and drive matters forward." He has experience acting in international fraud claims, as well as shareholder disputes and contentious insolvency mandates.
Chris leads the Commercial Litigation team in the Thames Valley and London. He handles complex commercial and corporate disputes, often in multiple jurisdictions. His practice includes substantial fraud/breach of duty claims.
Main areas of practice
Chris’ main areas of expertise include:
- Corporate disputes
- Contract disputes
He deals with a variety of companies and their shareholders, as well as insolvency practitioners.
Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Chris was a Detective Inspector in the Royal Hong Kong Police for five years. He then worked for a further five years at a major international law firm in Hong Kong (now JSM Mayer Brown).
He joined Blake Morgan in 2001 and became a partner in 2007.
- Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel
- Shareholder disputes: Chris has many years of experience in dealing with the affairs of companies, particularly disputes between shareholders, which often involve addressing a person's status as a shareholder, director and employee. He also works closely with corporate lawyers.
- Company disputes: Deals with substantial disputes arising from the sale and purchase of companies, in particular warranty claims and disputes over earn out.
- Fraud: Substantial experience in fraud and breach of duty claims, often involving worldwide freezing injunctions. In a recent case over £10 million of assets were recovered.
Other disputes: Experience of litigation (High Court and Court of Appeal), arbitration and mediation.
Insolvency: Deals with aspects of insolvency law as it relates to companies.
Handles complex commercial and corporate disputes, often in multiple jurisdictions. Has particular expertise in the resolution of disputes between shareholders and those arising from the sale and purchase of companies.