Chris leads Osler’s Asia-Pacific initiative, having advised a number of Chinese, Korean, Australian and South Eastern Asian based enterprises principally on their investments in Canadian energy and mining businesses. Chris also Co-Heads Osler’s Pension and Private Equity Investor group.
Chris’ practice focuses on mergers and investments for REITs, public corporations, private equity sponsors and pension funds. He has been fortunate to have been involved in a wide range of deal sizes and degrees of complexities from Lexpert deals of the year to smaller yet still business critical transactions for mid-cap companies.
Chris has a wealth of experience in corporate finance having advised on over 100 public offerings and dozens of IPOs in his career, particularly in the REIT sector where he advises several issuers and has acted on innumerable REIT offerings. He advises a number of public reporting issuers and their boards as well as Canadian pension plans as their principal trusted legal adviser on a range of matters.
Chris also practised in Australia early in his career while on a two-year secondment from Osler.