Chris recently retired from leading the Law and Corporate Affairs team in the UK. He has significant legal and corporate affairs experience in the information technology industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, Chris was Senior Counsel for Apple Europe and Legal & Government Affairs Director at Compaq. He also spent more than 17 years at Digital Equipment Co. Ltd (DEC) in various legal roles. His main areas of expertise are IT licensing, Intellectual Property and competition law. He has been involved in a number of competition investigations by both UK and EU authorities Chris is an English barrister and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.