European Competitive Telecommunications Association

Chris Watson

Partner, Telecoms & Technology, CMS

Chris is Head of the TMC sector group at CMS. He advises on all aspects of international and domestic communications, media, and technology law, particularly in the areas of where competition and regulation overlap and on EU law arising in cross-border and complex telecommunications transactions. He also has extensive experience in other regulated network sectors such as postal and other utilities.

Chris works extensively with clients in the global telecommunications industry and has consistently been named one of the world’s top 6 lawyers in Telecoms since the 2005 edition of the ‘Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers’. Chris regularly writes and lectures on communications and competition law and regulation.

Chris is a past Chairman of the Communications Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is now a member of its Council.

His memberships also include the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and the Paris Bar. He speaks several European languages.

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