Chris advises a number of public reporting issuers and their Boards, including several REITs, and Canadian pension plans as their principal trusted legal adviser on a range of investments, corporate finance and governance matters. Chris’ practice focuses on mergers and investments for public corporations, private equity sponsors and pension funds, as well as corporate finance principally involving listed REITs, diversified industries and mining businesses. He has advised on over 150 public offerings and dozens of IPOs in his career. His M&A experience include leading Lexpert® Deals of the Year, complex multiparty REIT mergers as well as mid-market transactions. 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 is also the senior partner in the Pension and Private Equity Investor Group, acting for both pension plan investors and a number of Private Equity funds on both public M&A and private transactions in Canada and globally. Chris practised in Australia while on a two-year leave from the firm early in his career.