Chris Crane

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Bristol office
  • Corporate
  • Commercial
  • IP & Technology
  • ESG, Compliance & Investigations
M: +44 (0) 7879 528 552
T: +44 (0) 117 325 3344
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Chris handles Commercial matters. He takes a pragmatic approach rooted in his extensive in-house experience, first at a semi-conductor foundry and then at Airbus and Mitel (a telecoms company). He has a wide-ranging practice including commercial contracts, terms and conditions, website terms, data protection matters and general commercial advice, with particular expertise in IP & Technology. He handles Corporate matters such as mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and shareholder agreements. Chris is also a member of our ESG, Compliance & Investigations team. Before joining Temple Bright in 2012, Chris worked at Osborne Clarke and Eversheds and then in-house in the above roles, and was a partner and head of corporate and commercial in a leading Welsh firm. Chris has been recommended for corporate and commercial, IT/telecoms and intellectual property in The Legal 500, which states that he “explains things in plain English and understands the practicalities of doing business”.


Relevant experience at Temple Bright includes:

  • Drafting and negotiating all varieties of commercial contracts.
  • Advising start-ups and SMEs on their commercial requirements, such as supply and sales contracts / terms and conditions, website terms and privacy policies, as well as more generally as a “trusted adviser”.
  • Providing outsourced in-house counsel services to clients (including a secondment to a commercial director role).
  • Advising in relation to equity investments, mergers, company sales and acquisitions.
  • Drafting and advising on shareholders agreements, Articles of Association and other corporate documentation.
  • Advising on sophisticated technology matters.