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Chris Bannister


e: c.bannister@grm.co.uk
t: +44 (0)20 7242 0631

Chris is a member of the Corporate and Commercial Team and specialises in all aspects of company/commercial and corporate law, as well as IT and intellectual property.  His experience covers the whole range of company/commercial legal work, including M&A, joint ventures, restructuring, commercial contracts and much more.  He also has extensive international experience of legal and regulatory issues which affect businesses working in different jurisdictions.

Before joining GRM, Chris had over ten years’ experience in senior in-house counsel roles for both the Sea Containers/Orient Express and RCI Europe groups, as well as substantial experience working in private practice.


  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Law Society Finals – Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 1990
  • University of Kent at Canterbury – B.A. (Hons.), 1989


  • “EU Timeshare Directive, One Year On: How have we done?” RCI Ventures Magazine, February 2012
  • “Fractional Ownership – Is it Timeshare in Disguise?”  Fractional Life, September 2010
  • “Moving into the U.K. market”, Franco-British Chamber of Commerce seminar, Paris, September 2012
  • Fractional Summit 2011, legal/ regulatory panel speaker
  • “Practical Guidelines for Spanish Companies Doing Business in the U.K”, joint Spanish Chamber of Commerce/ London & Partners seminar, November 2009

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