Chris is a partner at New York-based law firm, White & Case. He recently left Gilbert + Tobin after ten successful years as a partner and Board member.
He is a trusted advisor to government and private clients in public international law (including significant work in human rights), energy security and energy and has advised in these areas in around 55 countries. He is a founding member and director of the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom.
Chris’ work has allowed him to see closely some of the profound changes happening in the Asia Pacific region and globally, and the challenges that some of those changes pose to freedom of the press, democracy, and individual human rights.
Chris led the international legal team that helped to secure the freedom of Australian journalist, Peter Greste, from incarceration in Egypt. He also provided support to counsel assisting to resist the capital punishment of Chan and Sukumaran in Indonesia.
Chris has guest lectured at the University of Cambridge and the University of St Andrews, and has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Western Australia. His views have also been sought by the BBC World Service, Reuters, Bloomberg, Fairfax and News Corporation.