Chris Morris

Chris Morris helps clients achieve their objectives, delivering results focused legal advice to developers, public sector bodies, investors and major corporate clients.

He helps clients to structure and plan their projects and transactions, understand and manage risk and protect their interests. He draws on his 15 years of legal experience acting regularly for parties on both sides of the negotiating fence to make him perfectly placed to quickly focus on what will be most important to his clients and pragmatically to deliver the right end results.

Chris deals with real estate development, leasehold and management matters within the private and public sectors, including the development of residential-led mixed use schemes, build to rent schemes, town/city centre regeneration projects and acquisition and disposal of investment and occupier properties.

Chris co-chairs the firm's data centre sector team. This is made up of specialists from across the firm to service our data centre operator clients in relation to their real estate, planning, construction, commercial, IT, financing and energy needs. Chris has extensive experience in the acquisition, development and leasing of data centre assets, acting for operators and customers.

Gowling WLG's sector focused approach means that the firm has the legal expertise to advise clients on all aspects of smart city development. Chris co-leads the coordination of the firm's wide and varied experience to support our real estate clients in relation to planning, developing and operating smart cities and smart developments.