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Christine Jackson

Christine Jackson

Associate, Commercial


Contact Information

cjackson@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6706

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2011

Education
  • University of Windsor, LL.B.
  • Carleton University, B.A. (Hons.)
Language(s)
English

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.

  • Drop Technologies Inc.

    Drop Technologies Inc. in $44 million Series B round of capital financing

  • Regis Corporation

    Regis Corporation in connection with its sale and subsequent franchise of substantially all of its mall-based salons in Canada.

  • Target Canada Co.

    Target in connection with the wind-down of its Canadian operations under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

  • Dwyer Group and The Riverside Company

    Dwyer Group, a portfolio company of The Riverside Company, in its acquisition of The Grounds Guys of Canada

  • Tim Hortons Inc.

    Provided franchising transaction support to Tim Hortons in connection with its $13 billion acquisition by an affiliate of Burger King Worldwide, Inc.

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.

    Provided franchising transaction support to Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of restaurants from its Canadian master franchisee.

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  • Best Lawyers: Ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada: Franchise Law

  • "Challenges and Opportunities of Third-Party Food Delivery Service Providers", Canadian Franchise Association National Convention

    Moderator, Toronto, April 9, 2019

  • "Non-Traditional Franchise Relationships – Unravelling the Complexities", OBA Franchise Law Program

    Speaker, Toronto, March, 5, 2019

  • “Putting Business in the Driver’s Seat,” Franchise Law Day, Canadian Franchise Association

    Co-Presenter, Toronto, September 2017

  • “How to Establish & Maintain a Meaningful Franchisee Advisory Council,” Canadian Franchise Association National Convention

    Moderator, Niagara Falls, April 2-4, 2017

  • “Purchase and Sale of Franchise Business,” Franchise Law Section Institute, Ontario Bar Association

    Speaker, Toronto, February 8, 2017

  • “Purchase and Sale of Franchise Systems,” 16th Annual Franchise Law Conference, Ontario Bar Association

    Speaker, Toronto, November 17, 2016

  • “Designing and Executing Effective Franchise System Advertising Programs,” Franchise Law Day, Canadian Franchise Association

    Speaker, Toronto, September 22, 2016

  • “Dealing with Franchisee Associations,” National Convention, Canadian Franchise Association

    Moderator, Ottawa, April 17-18, 2016

  • Canadian Franchise Association - Law Day

    Speaker, Old Mill Toronto, January 28, 2016

  • “Your First Franchise Client,” Young Lawyers Division and Franchise Law Section Joint Dinner Program, Ontario Bar Association

    Speaker, Toronto, March 10, 2015

  • “Buying and Selling the American Dream,” Franchise Law Day, Canadian Franchise Association,

    Speaker, Toronto, January 29, 2015

  • "To Include or not to Include, that is the Question: Interpreting ‘Franchise Agreement’ and ‘Other Agreements Relating to the Franchise’ under Subsection 5(4)(c) of the Arthur Wishart Act,”

    Moderator, Franchise Law Day, Canadian Franchise Association, Toronto, January 31, 2014

  • “AWA Section 1(1) What is a Franchise?,” 13th Annual Franchise Law Conference, Ontario Bar Association

    Moderator, Toronto, November 19, 2013

  • “Legal and Business Aspects to Consider when Purchasing a Franchise,” Toronto Franchise Show, Canadian Franchise Association

    Speaker, Toronto, October 19, 2013

  • “Signing on the Dotted Line … Franchise Laws,” How to Franchise Your Business Seminar, Canadian Franchise Association

    Speaker, Toronto, October, 2012

  • Member at Large, Ontario Bar Association, Franchise Law Section, Executive Committee
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association Consumer Law Subcommittee
  • Former Chair, Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (Central)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on Franchising

  • Co-author, “Buying and Selling a Unit Franchise,” Ontario Bar Association, February 8, 2017
  • Co-author, “The Purchase and Sale of Franchises and Franchise Systems,” Ontario Bar Association, November 17, 2016
  • Co-author, “What’s on the Menu? Regulations under Menu Labelling Law Clarify Caloric Posting Requirements,” Toronto Law Journal, October 2015
  • Co-author, “What’s Cooking? New Ontario Menu Labelling Law to Take Effect in 2017,” Lexis Nexis Commercial Times and Ultimate Corporate Counsel Guide, Summer 2015
  • Co-author, “Missing in Translation: Bringing your U.S. Franchise Agreement to Canada,” Franchise Business & Law Alert, November 2014
  • Author, “What Happens Next? Dealing with Statements of Material Change and Additional Disclosure,” The Franchise Voice, Winter 2013
  • Author, “Advising Franchisor Clients: The Dos and Don’ts of Franchise Disclosure,” Ontario Bar Association Novus Telum Young Lawyer Division Newsletter, May 2013
  • Author, “Is your Commercial Contract a Franchise Agreement in Sheep’s Clothing?,” Ontario Bar Association Novus Telum Young Lawyer Division Newsletter, November 2012