Chres Lee

Chres Lee

Associate, Emerging and High Growth Companies

Contact Information

clee@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4864

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2016

Education

  • University of Windsor, J.D.
  • University of Windsor, M.S.W.
  • University of Toronto, B.A.

Language(s)

English, Korean

Chres is an associate in Osler’s Emerging and High Growth Companies Group. Her practice focuses on advising venture capital and private equity clients, as well as start-ups and technology companies at all stages. She has a wide range of expertise advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities and general corporate and commercial matters. She also advises clients on private fund formation and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Osler, she was a corporate associate at another leading law firm. Prior to her legal career, she was an executive member of a charitable organization.  

  • Hootsuite

    Hootsuite in its $60 million acquisition of Heyday

  • Canadian Business Growth Fund

    Canadian Business Growth Fund in its minority equity investment in Connected Lab

  • Khure Health Inc.

    Khure Health in its $13.5 million acquisition by MCI OneHealth

  • Loopio Inc.

    Loopio in its US$200 million strategic investment

  • Disco

    Disco in its US$4.75 million seed financing

  • Xello

    Xello in its secured follow-on investment round from Canadian Business Growth Fund

  • Borrowell

    Borrowell in its $25 million financing round

  • Borrowell

    Borrowell’s acquisition of Refresh Financial

  • Prodigy

    Prodigy in its $159 million financing

  • Canadian Business Growth Fund

    Canadian Business Growth Fund in Paystone’s financing

  • *Notable matters prior to joining Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

    • * TSX‐listed Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., in the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Inc. by way of a statutory plan of arrangement for approximately $3.9B
    • * TSX‐listed MedReleaf Inc. and the special committee of its board of directors on its merger with TSX‐listed Aurora Cannabis Inc. in a share deal valued at approximately $3B.
    • * Canadian Medical Association in the sale of its investment management and financial service business, MD Financial Management, to Scotiabank valued at approximately $2.6B.
    • * TSX‐listed Aviva Canada Inc., in its acquisition of RBC General Insurance Company from Royal Bank of Canada for $582M.
    • * OMERS Private Equity Group in the sale of its global social media marketing business to Netherland’s Meltwater Inc.
    • * Datix Ltd., a U.K.‐based private equity, in its acquisition of all outstanding shares of a Canadian health‐technology company.
    • * Flipp Corporation in its Series C financing with investments from, among others, General Atlantic and Insight Venture Partners.  
    • * BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. in its conversion and merger of its TSX‐ listed closed‐end investment funds into open‐end mutual funds.
    • * International investment fund manager client for all on‐going annual prospectus renewals, reorganization and amendments of its funds.
    • * Private investment manager client in its formation and launch of open‐end mutual funds and advise on on‐going regulatory matters.
    • * Private equity client in its formation and launch of a Canadian private equity fund and a parallel off‐shore fund.
    • * U.S.-based private equity client in its purchase of a private international mechanical/engineering company based in Europe.
    • * U.S.-based private equity client on its purchase of U.K.‐ based international entertainment technology businesses with several Canadian subsidiaries and related entities.
    • * Netherland‐based private investment cooperative, in its on‐going Canadian offerings.
    • * Toronto‐based private industrial company in the sale of all of its outstanding shares to a Germany‐based company.
    • * Toronto-based prominent tech company in its purchase of all outstanding shares of a Waterloo‐based technology company.
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  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Securities Law
  • 1st Place Winner of The Canadian Client Consultation Moot Competition (2015)

  • Canadian Bar Association Health and Wellness Conference

    Speaker, “Best Practices For Workplace Wellness In the Legal Profession”, April, 2019

  • Advanced Corporate Law CLE

    Speaker, “Officers and Directors – Duties and Liabilities”, Toronto, November, 2018

  • Board Diversity Seminar

    Speaker, "Five Things Every Aspiring Board Member Should Know", Toronto, May, 2018

  • Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Clinic (LTEC), Legal Adviser (2014-2015)

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canada Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association

  • “New To The Board: Thinking About Continuous Disclosure in the Age of Social Media”, Blog Post, February 2019 (Author).
  • “New York-Based Employee can bring a wrongful dismissal claim in Ontario”, Blog Post, November 2015 (Co-Author).
  • “Insubordination and poor performance constitute just cause for termination”, Blog Post, August 2015 (Co-Author).