- Ontario (2012)
- University of Toronto (2011) JD (Honours)
- London School of Economics and Political Science (2006) MSc in International relations (Merit)
- University of British Columbia (2005) BA Political Science with International Relations (Honours)
is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.
Chris has a broad litigation practice, with a focus on commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and securities law matters.
Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Chris practiced with a leading international Canadian firm as a corporate transactional lawyer in Toronto and London, UK, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and general corporate commercial matters.
Chris graduated with honours from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, in 2011. While in law school Chris participated in the 2010 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, receiving an oralist award. Chris also received a course prize in Canadian income tax law, and studied a term abroad at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law.
Before attending law school Chris completed a masters in international relations at the London School of Economics, worked at NATO headquarters in Brussels, and at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Ottawa.
Counsel to Global Container Terminals in a judicial review of a decision of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority refusing to consider Global Container Terminal’s proposed port expansion project.
Counsel to a household appliance manufacturer acquiring an asset under a right of first refusal in the context of Sears’ CCAA proceeding.
Counsel to a series of companies in proceedings involving a receivership over commercial real estate developments and efforts to recover $110 million in funds improperly diverted. The matter involved dozens of contested motions and several appeals on a variety of commercial, real estate issue and construction law issues, including at the Supreme Court of Canada on the issue of “knowing assistance” by corporate actors.
The Advocates' Society
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
In September 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) charged Elon Musk, the former Chairman of Tesla, Inc., with securities fraud. A series of Tweets on Musk’s personal page, the first of which read: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured”, caused share prices to instantly soar. In reality, the potential transaction was uncertain and subject to a number of contingencies. Market confusion and disruption ensued.
Tariffs and protectionism have been hot topics in the law in 2018. While NAFTA negotiations and a growing US-Chinese Trade War dominate the headlines, the issue has also spread into domestic Canadian politics this year.
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Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2010)
Third place oralist, Canadian rounds.
ABA Client Counseling Competition (2009)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Taxation (2009)
Fasken Martineau Moot on International Law (2009)
First place team, distinguished oralist prize.