Chris Watson is Partner and Head of the Telecoms team at CMS Cameron McKenna.
Chris is named as one of the world's top six lawyers in telecoms in the 2012 "Guide to the World's Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers" (and yearly since 2006) and CMS Cameron McKenna was awarded Telecoms Law, Firm of the Year in England for 2012. Chris focuses his international practice on commercial matters in the communications, media and technology sectors, particularly in areas where competition and regulation overlap and on EU law arising in cross-border and complex telecommunications transactions. He also has extensive experience in other regulated network sectors, such as postal and other utilities as well as broad experience on commercial, corporate, and financial matters.
Chris has a strong interest in the Middle East, having lived for a number of years in Iran. Since qualifying, he has worked extensively in the region and has developed a global practice with approximately half of his clients based outside the UK.
Chris is a regular contributor to magazines, a sought after speaker and is frequently quoted in the media. He is dually qualified as a solicitor in England and as an avocat in France. Chris is Co-Chair of the Communications Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). His memberships also include Supreme Court of England and Wales, Paris Bar and board membership of the IBA Space Law Committee.