Chris primarily advises family owned and owner managed businesses based throughout Scotland, including many with business interests in a number of other jurisdictions.
Recent work and deals include acting for a number of well known Scottish based businesses on a range of matters including in relation to mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and business and owner succession planning. Outwith family and owner managed businesses, for a number of years Chris has been involved in employee ownership businesses and transitions, as well as acting for clients in respect of certain projects in the transport sector.
Chris is the Lead Partner for our Highlands & Islands operation. He has in the past, participated in the Entrepreneurship course run by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde, tutored at the Glasgow Graduate Law School in Company and Commercial Law on the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and lectured in Company Law at Inverness College. Chris has also held non-executive director appointments on the board of two Highland-based companies.
Chris has previously been shortlisted as a "Rising Star" and "Corporate Lawyer of the Year" at the Law Awards of Scotland. The Legal 500 notes that "Harper Macleod stands out among its peers for its niche OMB and family-owned business expertise" and that clients are "very impressed by Chris Kerr's skills and hard work".
Qualifications: LLB (Hons) Dip LP NP
Joined the firm: 1999