Chris Gregory Baugher

Chris Baugher, a partner in the Financial Services & Products Group, is dual-qualified as a Georgia attorney and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Mr. Baugher has represented private and public companies in significant mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

Mr. Baugher has in-depth experience advising clients in the electronic payments industry, including financial institutions, merchant acquirers, large retailers, prepaid program managers and new payments technology companies. Mr. Baugher previously served as the dedicated on-site legal counsel in Dublin, Ireland, for a client that is the fourth-largest merchant acquirer in Europe. He has also spent a significant amount of time based in Brussels, Belgium, assisting clients in the financial technology industry with cross-border transactions and matters related to the Credit Card Associations.

Mr. Baugher attended the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice as part of his training to become a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. Mr. Baugher earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. from Wake Forest University. He has been recognized as a member of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate & Finance, 2) Corporate & Business Transactions, 3) Securities and 4) Mergers & Acquisitions
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1998
Admitted Year 1998
Education Wake Forest University, B.A., 1992
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm Alston & Bird LLP
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