Chris advises a number of public reporting issuers, including REITs, and Canadian pension plans as their principal trusted legal adviser on a range of matters. Chris’ practice focuses on mergers and investments for public corporations, private equity sponsors and pension funds, as well as corporate finance principally involving REITs, diversified industries and mining businesses. He has advised on over 100 public offerings and dozens of IPOs in his career. 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 businesses. He also co-heads the Pension and Private Equity Investor Group. Chris practised in Australia while on a two-year leave from the firm.