Christopher Brinley represents multinational and Middle Eastern companies and high-net-worth individuals in connection with internal white collar crime and regulatory investigations around the world. He has represented UAE and international companies, including some of the world’s largest technology, financial services, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas companies, in internal and government investigations and disputes in a number of jurisdictions. He advises on allegations of fraud, grey-market sales, corruption and bribery, pharmaceutical recalls, environmental regulatory breaches, and competition issues. He is admitted to practice in the Australian Capital Territory.
As the lead associate on multiple large ongoing investigations, regulatory enquiries, and financial services arbitrations, Chris has day-to-day responsibility for setting workplans, drafting submissions, conducting witness interviews, managing teams, and recommending remedial action.
Chris also has experience managing complex and sensitive disputes across sectors such as pharmaceutical, technology, construction, financial services, and defense, including previously representing both government departments and multinational corporations in contractual and liability disputes.
In addition to advising clients on disputes and investigations, Chris also regularly advises on compliance and employment law issues in the Middle East and Africa. He has experience drafting and implementing compliance policies and conducting due diligence for clients on potential business partners and transactions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Chris was a federal prosecutor primarily focused on white collar crime and regulatory matters.
Advised two of the world’s largest technology companies on investigations into allegations of improper use of funds and bribery by senior employees
Advised a global defense contractor in relation to a construction dispute arising in the Middle East
Represented a financial services company in both court and arbitration proceedings commenced in the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and Dubai International Arbitration Centre respectively
Advised on compliance programs and remediation work for a range of clients in areas including bribery and corruption, employment, financial crime, and fraud
Australian National University, 2017, J.D., Honors
College of Law, Australian Capital Territory, 2017, LPC
Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2011, BCOM, Property Economics
Australian Capital Territory
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Compliance and Investigations, United Arab Emirates, The Legal 500 EMEA (2023)