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Chris* helps his clients navigate complex legal problems by expertly combining his skills and experience in advocacy with his prior background as a corporate lawyer. This unique training enables Chris to tackle any matter with a practical business perspective, and to think outside the box to develop creative solutions. In every client situation, Chris gets down to§ the heart of the issues; focusing on the best outcomes for his clients and the paths to victory that lead there. Whether working with private or public corporations, or directors, officers, and shareholders, Chris makes their business his business and sets his clients up for success. .

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Christopher Yung

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Chris’ practice focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, and securities litigation. He regularly acts for corporations (both public and closely held private companies), and their directors, officers, and shareholders.

Chris has extensive experience representing clients in contract disputes, corporate governance, oppression and shareholder litigation, securities law matters and proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of Court in Ontario, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as administrative tribunals and regulators, and in private arbitrations.

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, receiving a course prize in Canadian income tax law, and studying a term abroad at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law.

Prior to 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.

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers

  • University of Toronto Faculty of Law - Alumni Mentorship Program

  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP Prize in Taxation (2009)

  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2010)

    Third place oralist, Canadian rounds.

  • The Legal 500 Canada (2021-2022)

    Dispute Resolution (Rising Star)

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