Chris is a partner and head of Gilbert + Tobin’s energy and resources group, and is a member of the firm’s board of partners.
He is an energy and infrastructure, and public international law specialist.
Chris is a trusted advisor to private and government clients and has advised in over 55 countries. His clients include Papua New Guinea, Alinta, Beach Energy Limited, Harbour Energy, Qenos, Meridian, Total SA, KKR, Cooper Energy, Engie, Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (PNG’s national oil company) and Rio Tinto.
He holds a Master of Letters from the University of St Andrews (taken as a Chevening Scholar), a Master of Laws (international law) from the University of Sydney and Bachelors degrees in law (Honours) and commerce (accounting and finance) from Griffith University. He also studied at the University of Salamanca (as an Ambassadorial Scholar).
Chris presents or lectures at, and has been asked to comment on these areas, at leading international universities and conferences, and by international print and broadcast media (including Bloomberg, Reuters, the AFR, the BBC World Service and Fairfax).
He is a member of the Legal Advisory Task Force to the Energy Charter Treaty.
Chris is admitted to practise in New South Wales, Queensland, and England and Wales.