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Christopher Byrne

Maples and Calder Jersey
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Chris is Managing Partner of Maples and Calder (Jersey) LLP.  He advises banks (and other specialist lenders) and corporates on commercial law issues and also has significant expertise in advising family office and philanthropic entities.  Chris is also highly experienced in offshore listings, both on The International Stock Exchange ("TISE") and elsewhere. 


Chris joined Maples and Calder in Jersey in 2018.  He was previously a partner at another international law firm for 20 years where he was global head of the Finance practice for many years.  Prior to that, Chris worked with Allen & Overy in London and then in Asia.

Chris has been named as a leading practitioner for many years by leading legal directories such as the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.  He has a market-leading reputation for his work on secured lending transactions and stock exchange listings, with additional expertise in advising on tax matters. Clients say "he is very quickly able to identify the most appropriate course and his experience leads to a lot of time and cost savings."


University of Leicester, Law LLB Hons, 1987


1988 - Admitted to the Bar of England and Wales (does not practice as an English barrister)
1992 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practice as an English solicitor)
1995 - Called to the Jersey Bar (Advocate of the Royal Court)