Christopher Alam is a partner and department head of the Real Estate and Financial Services Group of Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. His practice includes the full range of corporate commercial and lending transactions. He acts for both creditors, including banks and other major financial institutions, and debtors in secured and unsecured lending and leasing transactions that include public and private acquisitions, asset-based loans, and term and revolving facilities in both a domestic, US and international context. He is frequently called on by law firms around the world to provide Canadian advice and act on international financings and matters for Canadian subsidiaries. He acts for creditors, debtors and receivers in transactions involving insolvency and related issues, for servicers to CMBS loan portfolios, and for US-based lenders carrying on lending businesses in Canada. Chris’ practice has developed to include advising a number of corporations that carry on business in Canada and internationally. Chris advises them on general corporate issues, acquisitions and strategic matters. He is a member of the firm’s Legal Opinions Committee. Chris also writes and speaks on regulation of artificial intelligence. Year called to the Bar: 1998.