Christine has a general commercial law practice with an emphasis on franchising, technology outsourcing, services arrangements and procurement, distribution, consumer protection, advertising, marketing, promotions, e-commerce and other retail matters. She works extensively with franchisors, technology suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and marketers of a broad range of products and services, as well as with advertising and promotional agencies, and advises Canadian and foreign based clients in connection with various aspects of doing business in Canada.
Christine regularly advises technology suppliers, financial technology companies, retailers and other businesses on distribution, supply and reseller agreements, service-provider arrangements, data agreements, outsourcing arrangements and software licensing. She also provides Canadian and international franchisors with business practical advice on all aspects of Canadian franchise law, including the preparation of franchise agreements and disclosure documents, acquisitions and dispositions of single unit franchises and franchise systems as a whole, managing franchisee relationships and expanding operations to Canada.
Christine brings a unique perspective to her commercial practice, having previously served as a judicial law clerk to the Superior Court of Justice.
Christine regularly writes and speaks on commercial law issues and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Consumer Law Subcommittee.