Chris Devlin

Senior Associate

What is your expertise/specialism?
Corporate and Finance lawyer for IP rich clients, with a particular focus on the TMT sector.

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious, optimistic (before 11am), ginger

What is the most memorable moment of your career?
The drama of whatever happened yesterday is usually what is most fresh in the mind. There are also a few lessons learned at 2am from the trainee days which have stuck with me!

What advice would you give someone doing your job?
Before a meeting (be it with a client or colleague) find out as much as you possibly can about the topic for discussion in advance. Once you’ve done this, there is no such thing as a stupid question so trust your instincts. Being friendly also always helps.

Who would you most like to get stuck in a lift with and why?
I don’t think I could ever run out of questions to Sir Alex Ferguson. The risk is that he’s get sick of the company and give me the full ‘Hairdryer’…

Best tech gadget growing up?
It seems somewhat foolish given the capability of smart phones these days, but the ability to record and play back your own voice using the “Talkboy” from Home Alone 2 blew my mind.

Running, cooking (to the extent making a HelloFresh constitutes cooking), supporting Man United & the Ireland rugby team with a mixture of hope and despair. I’m also a devoted member of staff to a majestic cat.