Chief Executive Partner
Chris became Chief Executive of the firm at the beginning of 2013 and has responsibility for driving the firm's strategic growth.
He has also been a partner in our Real Estate Team since 1999, advising clients on a wide range of real estate projects with particular expertise in the hotel, licensed and leisure sectors. He also has a broad range of experience acting for owners, occupiers and developers on development projects.
Chris was a Council Member of CBI Scotland from 2014 - 2020.
Chris also has wide experience in hotel development work and has advised developers on management agreements with a number of leading hotel brands. According to Chambers, "Morton Fraser's fantastic reputation in this field is widely attributed to his superb knowledge of the hotel and leisure industries".
Commercial Real Estate expertise
Chris also has wide experience in hotel development work and has advised developers on hotel management agreements with a number of leading hotel brands.
Public Sector expertise
Chris is also well versed on the potential impact of state aid issues on property projects involving the public sector.
"He impresses with the quality of his advice, with one client remarking: 'He is very agile-minded but also pragmatic, straightforward and clear. He is very able at taking on board a broad range of issues in what can be complicated scenarios.”
"very practical and commercially oriented"
Chris is noted as an Eminent Practitioner by Chambers and Partners. "Fantastic lawyer" Chris Harte continues to serve as chief executive of the firm. Sources describe him as a "highly dynamic leader" who "does a very good job in his role." Other sources describe him as a "knowledgeable. straightforward and sensible lawyer" who is "good with clients."
Firm chief executive Chris Harte also has a notable real estate practice, and is particularly knowledgeable regarding deals in the hotels and leisure sector. Sources describe him as "a very bright guy who is commercially minded" and add that "he always has valuable insights to offer."
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