Year called to bar: 1996 (QC); 1999 (ON); 2014 (BC)
Christopher is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who practises in the fields of corporate, commercial and civil litigation and dispute resolution, including advising on litigious aspects of corporate transactions. His practice also includes class actions, securities litigation, professional liability, product liability and employment law. He has appeared before the Quebec courts of first instance and of appeal, the superior courts of several other provinces, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada, and numerous arbitration panels and administrative tribunals (including the Quebec securities commission and energy board). Leading Canadian and international companies prize Christopher’s risk-analysis advice in litigious matters and conflict prevention regarding their interests and operations in Quebec and across Canada. With recognized experience in transnational disputes and matters of private international law, Christopher has also acted as arbitrator in numerous disputes (sole arbitrator, or member or chair of a panel), both domestic and international (including ICC and ICDR arbitrations). Christopher is fluently bilingual in English and French.