Chris is an Investment Manager in the Diligence Team. His expertise lies in financial product disputes and more specifically, interest rate hedging product and CDO litigation. He also has a broad range of experience in general commercial litigation including banking and finance, insolvency, breach of contract, unfair prejudice, professional negligence, intellectual property and energy. Since working at Augusta, Chris has been heavily involved in managing the due diligence and structuring of funding propositions in relation to bulk claims in Spain arising out of the global financial crisis.
Prior to joining Augusta, Chris worked in private practice in Sydney at Piper Alderman and Watson Mangioni on a range of disputes including managing an AUD $200m funded class action by over seventy claimants against Lehman Brothers in relation to the mis-sale of CDO products, with a successful outcome for the claimants. While in private practice, Chris worked closely with litigation funders and he understands the needs and drivers of litigants and their legal teams when dealing with funders. More recently Chris worked for Barclays Bank on a portfolio of interest rate swap and FX claims where he obtained a deep understanding of costs issues, After the Event insurance (ATE) and was heavily involved in alternative dispute resolution.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Business Administration from Macquarie University.