199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1997 (ON); 2001 (Massachusetts)
Christopher’s practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions and finance transactions, and advising on governance and general corporate and securities law matters. His clients include private equity and venture capital funds and companies ranging from publicly traded multinationals to early-stage ventures that operate in a variety of industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, technology, manufacturing, and mining. Christopher has experience in the life sciences and technology industries, and is a founder of Nitro powered by Blakes, an initiative that focuses on providing accessible legal services to emerging technology and life sciences companies and supporting the ecosystem through dedicated programming, involvement in community events, and partnerships.
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.