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Christopher Orford

Christopher Orford

Christopher Orford is an associate in in the Corporate Practice Group in the London office of Haynes Boone.

His practice includes representing companies, shareholders and investors in a variety of business transactions, with a concentration in mergers and acquisitions.

His other areas of practice include private equity and venture capital-backed transactions; joint venture and shareholder structures and arrangements; AIM market IPOs and private placements (representing issuers and brokers); and general corporate matters and representation.

He advises clients in relation to a wide variety of open and closed-ended fund structures established in a number of jurisdictions with a particular focus on hedge funds. He has advised fund managers across a wide range of alternative investment funds, including: private equity/venture capital, alternative asset funds and real asset funds.

He also acts for service providers, trustees and arrangers in the debt capital market and structured finance space. Prior to joining the firm, he previously worked at a large investment management firm gaining an invaluable understanding into the needs of clients.

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  • Recognized as a recommended lawyer by Legal 500 UK, Legalese, 2024
  • "Seaworthiness and Autonomous Vessels," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, December 7, 2021.
  • "The UK’s Green Industrial Revolution and Key Takeaways for Energy Sector from the Recent UN Climate Conference," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, December 7, 2021.
  • "New International Instrument to Address Autonomous Vessels," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, June 1, 2021.
  • "Limiting Liability in the case of Deliberate Breach: Recent Developments," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, May 19, 2021.
  • "Industry View: Opportunities and Challenges as the UK Looks to Embrace Hydrogen," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, April 19, 2021.
  • "The Central Role of Hydrogen in the UK's Green Industrial Revolution: Opportunities and Challenges," co-author, Haynes Boone publication, March 3, 2021.


LPC LLM, University of Law, 2020

LL.B., University of Warwick, 2016


England and Wales

The FCA's Anti-Greenwashing Rule: Industry Reaction and Timing Concerns
February 21, 2024

By 2026, it is expected that ESG-oriented assets being managed globally will rise to $34 trillion. As such, it is no surprise that firms are trying to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainable investments. This has led to concerns from regulators of exaggerated and misleading sustainability-related claims about products being made to garner such investments. As a result, on 28 November 2023, [...]