Christopher practises corporate and commercial litigation, with a strong focus on class action defence and cross-border litigation. Christopher has acted as counsel in a number of the largest and most complex class proceedings across Canada covering a broad range of tort and statutory claims, including allegations of anti-competitive conduct, misleading advertising, product liability, economic torts, securities violations, insider trading, oppression and derivative claims as well as negligence and fraud. He has extensive experience in defending class actions from certification through discovery and trial, and he has represented domestic and international clients in many industries including consumer products, technology and electronics, energy, air transportation, chemicals, financial services and retail distribution. Christopher regularly appears before trial and appellate courts across Canada, including Ontario, Québec, British Columbia, Alberta, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and he has extensive experience with regulatory tribunals. Prior to joining Osler, Christopher served as a law clerk for the Right Honourable Antonio Lamer, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
Chris is currently ranked as a leading litigation/antitrust lawyer in Canada in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Business Lawyers 2013, Benchmark Litigation Canada 2013 as well as The Best Lawyers Canada 2014. In his younger days, Chris was recognized by Lexpert as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in Canada in 2007.