Chris Watson
Partner, Global Head of TMC, CMS

Speaker Profile

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading technology and communications law experts. As Head of the CMS global Technology, Media and Communications (TMC) sector group, he leads an international team of over 400 lawyers. He focuses on international commercial matters in TMC, particularly in areas where competition and regulation overlap, and on EU law arising in cross-border and complex transactions.

Chris is included as a “Thought Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Data – Telecoms and Media 2021. Chris is described by clients and contacts as "exceptionally bright", boasting an "amazingly international practice". Sources told Chambers and Partners: "He is very knowledgeable on telecoms regulation and competition law, and one of the nicest people you could ever meet." Chris is a sought after speaker and is frequently quoted in the media. He is a current Advisory Board Member of the Communications Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), of which he is a past Chair, a past member of the governing Council and current Co-Chair of its Diversity Council. Chris's memberships also include the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and the Paris Bar.  He is a member of the Communications Infrastructure Council of Tech UK.  He is bilingual in French and English and reads seven languages.

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