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Co-Founder & Executive Director

Based in London, Chris is the Founder and Managing Director of Hampstead Advisory Limited. He has over 20 years experience in the banking sector, with a particular focus on Industrials. Prior to founding Hampstead, Chris was at the US investment bank Jefferies based in London as Head of Diversified Industrials. Before that, he spent over 12 years with UBS where he held various roles, including Head of South Africa, Head of Middle East, COO of EMEA and Head of EMEA Industrials.

Chris is qualified as an attorney in South Africa and a solicitor in England and Wales. He studied a B. Com (Economics) LLB at the University of Natal in South Africa.

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Lars is a co-founder of Hampstead Advisory and is based in the firm’s Johannesburg office. With over 25 years experience, Lars is qualified as an attorney with a specialisation in commercial law, including business sales, legal due due diligence, negotiating contracts, company restructurings, shareholder disputes, as well as commercial litigation.

He has extensive experience working on transactions involving South Africa, the Middle East and Germany involving claims management for private companies, settling of disputes and negotiating of commercial contracts. Lars holds various non-executive board positions and studied B.Proc LLB at the University of Natal (now University of KZN).