66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1995 (ON)
Leader of the Technology Law group and FinTech group. Over 20 years of experience in strategic commercial transactions and collaborative arrangements having technology, intellectual property, and data at their core. Christine has extensive experience in all aspects of information technology law, including outsourcing, systems and software acquisitions, systems and software development, licensing, various ASP and SaaS arrangements, complex services agreements and distribution/reseller agreements. Christine is passionate about, and a well-recognized leader in, open banking, alternative data, payment systems, AI, blockchain, cybersecurity, cloud services, technology development, and innovative collaborations. Christine has significant experience in the payments space and has led large payment network deals on behalf of issuers. Christine is a member of IT.CAN (Canadian IT Law Association), the ITechLaw Association, and the Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group. She currently co-chairs the global Digital Transformation Committee of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and is on the Commercial Transactions Advisory Board of Practical Law Canada.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.
Element Financial Corporation (TSX: EFN) completed its largest acquisition to date with the $570-million purchase of the assets comprising GE Canada's fleet leasing business. GE Canada's fleet vehicle portfolio consists of 650 regionally diversified customers and integrated fleet management services for vehicle and light and medium truck financings. As part of the acquisition, Element also entered into a strategic alliance agreement with GE Capital Fleet Services in the US pursuant to which the companies will collaborate primarily on the pursuit of Canadian/US cross-border fleet management opportunities.