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Chris Baugher

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900, 1201 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3424
Firm: Alston & Bird LLP  |  Website

Chris Baugher

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900, 1201 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3424
Firm: Alston & Bird LLP
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Overview
Firm

Alston & Bird LLP


Years In Practice


Phone Number (404) 881-7000

Chris Baugher advises on deals involving payment systems participants and the financial technology industry. In particular, Chris regularly represents payment processors, sophisticated merchants and financial institutions in the following matters: 

Payment Processors

  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of operating companies, payment technology assets and credit card portfolios.
  • International expansion initiatives, joint ventures and strategic alliances in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Merchants

  • Co-branded credit card programs, private label card alliances, payment network agreements and card acceptance agreements.
  • Credit card data security matters and data breach response.

Financial Institutions

  • Merchant services alliances, card processing arrangements and new payment technology M&A.
  • Payments regulatory matters.

Chris is dual-qualified as a Georgia attorney and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He previously served as the dedicated on-site legal counsel in Dublin, Ireland, for a client that is one of the leading merchant acquirers 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 credit card network membership and compliance. 

He has been recognized as a member of “Georgia’s Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

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Education
University of Virginia, J.D.
Graduated 1998
Wake Forest University, BA
Graduated 1992
Contact Details and Office Locations
Office: (404) 881-7000
One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900, 1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3424
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