Chris Chynoweth

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I pride myself on getting things done while achieving the best results for my clients.

About Chris

Chris Chynoweth assists and advises clients in a wide range of industries, and at all stages of their life cycles with their commercial, technology and IP strategy and transactions. Chris advises on drafts and negotiates complex intellectual property license agreements, agreements associated with technology and IP acquisitions and agreements with key customers, developers, manufacturers, suppliers and channel partners.

His practice also includes preparing and negotiating media, sports, entertainment, event sponsorship, content licensing and endorsement agreements.

Prior to joining Cooley in 2019, Chris worked for a number of years as in-house counsel at FOX SPORTS Australia, advising on a range of commercial and intellectual property agreements. Prior to that, Chris was a corporate associate at a top tier international law firm in Sydney, Australia, which included secondment experience at both Australia’s largest sports gambling company and largest supermarket retailer.

Chris graduated in the top 1% of his class and served as law student body president at the Australian National University. Chris also spent time studying intellectual property at Universitá Bocconi in Milan, Italy and McGill University in Montréal, Canada. At Harvard Law School, Chris was a board member on the Harvard Association for Law and Business, a submissions editor on the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and was starting halfback for the HBS Rugby XV.


Harvard Law School
LLM, Straight Honors and Dean’s Scholar

The Australian National University
LLB, First Class Honors

The Australian National University
B.Comm, Finance, Distinction

Admissions & credentials


New South Wales, Australia

Not admitted to practice in New York

Court admissions

High Court of Australia

Supreme Court of New South Wales (AUS)