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Canadian Securities Regulators Extend Deadlines for Delivery of Certain Security Holder Materials
May-04-2020

ISS and Glass Lewis Provide Guidance on Voting Recommendations in Wake of COVID-19 Pandemic
April-15-2020

Government Grants Ontario Corporations Additional Flexibility For Corporate Meetings During COVID-19 State of Emergency
April-01-2020

Legal and Practical Considerations for Virtual Shareholder Meetings
March-19-2020

Canadian Securities Regulators Offer Filing Relief for Market Participants and Support Virtual Meetings
March-19-2020

Court of Appeal Endorses Reliability of Transaction Price in Dissent Proceedings
February-24-2020

Canadian Securities Regulators May Expand Electronic Delivery of Documents
January-13-2020

OSC Announces Additional Burden Reduction Initiatives
December-02-2019

Glass Lewis Releases 2020 Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
November-26-2019

Canadian Securities Regulators Announce Review of Automatic Securities Disposition Plans
October-30-2019

OSC Continues Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Regulatory Burden
January-28-2019

New CBCA Record Keeping Requirements on the Horizon
January-24-2019

Supreme Court Gives Green Light to Pan-Canadian Securities Regulator
November-12-2018

Delaware Court Allows Buyer to Walk due to Material Adverse Change
October-11-2018

Canadian Securities Regulators Release Results of Fourth Gender Diversity Review
October-04-2018

Canadian Securities Regulators Provide Update on Approach to Director and Audit Committee Member Independence
July-30-2018

OSC Publishes Statement of Priorities for 2018-2019
July-09-2018

TSX Proposes Enhanced Flexibility for TSX-Listed Issuers in Securities Exchange Acquisitions
June-19-2018

Canadian Securities Regulators Shine Spotlight on Soliciting Dealer Arrangements
April-16-2018

Canadian Securities Regulators Release Report on Climate Change-Related Disclosure Project
April-10-2018

New Prospectus Exemptions in Canada for Foreign Distributions
April-03-2018

Securities Regulators Clarify Ground Rules for Take-Over Bids in Canada
March-19-2018

Federal Court of Appeal Affirms Common Interest Privilege in Commercial Transactions
March-12-2018

Ontario Court of Appeal Clarifies Scope of Insider Trading and Tipping Restrictions
February-08-2018

Glass Lewis Releases 2018 Canadian Proxy Voting Guidelines
December-04-2017

ISS Releases Final 2018 Voting Policy Updates for Canada
November-20-2017

TSX Clarifies Disclosure Expectations for Private Placements in Wake of Eco Oro
November-06-2017

ISS Proposes to Up the Ante on Gender Diversity and Overboarded Directors
October-31-2017

Canadian Securities Regulators Re-evaluating Criteria for Director and Audit Committee Member Independence
October-30-2017

Highlights of OSC Corporate Finance Branch 2016-2017 Annual Report
September-28-2017

OSC Intervenes in Tactical Private Placement Implemented During Proxy Contest
August-31-2017

Alberta Securities Commission Weighs In On Use of Soliciting Dealer Arrangement in Proxy Contest
August-14-2017

OSC and AMF Announce Important New Guidance on Conflict of Interest Transactions
July-27-2017

Supreme Court Clarifies Ambit of Directors’ Personal Liability Under the Oppression Remedy
July-20-2017

CSA Propose Amendments to Regulatory Regime for Distributions of Securities Outside of Canada
July-05-2017

OSC Publishes Statement of Priorities for 2017-2018
July-05-2017

Recent OSC Sanctions Highlight Importance of Compliance with Internal Insider Trading Policies
June-27-2017

OSC Clarifies Basis for Intervening in Eco Oro Tactical Private Placement
June-23-2017

Proposed Changes Aimed at Simplifying Reporting Requirements for Private Placements in Canada
June-20-2017

OSC Publishes Report on Exempt Market Activity and Recent Regulatory Reforms
June-19-2017

OSC Intervenes in Private Placement Implemented During Proxy Contest
May-01-2017

Canadian Securities Regulators Adopt Final Rules for T+2 Settlement
April-28-2017

TSX Publishes Revised Proposal For Amendments to Disclosure Requirements Related to Websites and Security Based Compensation Arrangements
April-21-2017

Canadian Securities Regulators Considering How To Reduce Regulatory Burden on Canadian Public Companies
April-20-2017

Toronto Stock Exchange Provides Guidance on Majority Voting and Advance Notice Policies
March-13-2017

CSA Provides Disclosure Expectations for Reporting Issuers Using Social Media
March-10-2017

Canadian Securities Administrators Publish Final Proxy Voting Protocols
January-30-2017

CSA Provides Guidance on Disclosure of Cyber Security Risks
January-24-2017

ISS and Glass Lewis 2017 Proxy Season Guidelines
November-29-2016

Alberta, Manitoba and New Brunswick to Adopt MI 61-101
November-25-2016

OSC and BCSC Establish New Framework for Regulating Tactical Private Placements
October-27-2016

Government of Canada Proposes Amendments to Canada Business Corporations Act and Other Key Federal Business Statutes
October-04-2016

TSX Adopts DRIP Rules
September-13-2016

OSC Publishes Corporate Finance Branch 2015-2016 Annual Report
August-09-2016

OSC and BCSC Permit Dolly Varden Private Placement Impeding Hecla Mining Take-Over Bid
July-26-2016

Changes to Canadian Reporting Requirements for Private Placements in Canada to Become Effective June 30, 2016
June-29-2016

Comparing and Contrasting Appraisal Rights in Canada and the U.S. in Light of Dell
June-13-2016

OSC Publishes Statement of Priorities for 2016-2017
June-13-2016

TSX Proposes Amendments to Disclosure Requirements Related to Issuer Websites and Security Based Compensation Arrangements
May-27-2016

The Role of Private Placements in Canada's New Take-Over Bid Regime
May-09-2016

New Takeover Bid and Early Warning Rules Take Effect Today
May-09-2016

Chris Sunstrum

Partner

csunstrum@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4270
Fax:   416.979.1234

Chris is a partner in a business law group at Goodmans. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and complex reorganizations, representing public and private buyers, sellers and issuers, as well as boards of directors and special committees. Chris has extensive experience in cross-border transactions involving private equity buyers and sellers.

Chris also advises bidders, targets and investors involved in hostile take-over bids, proxy contests, appraisal remedies and other contested situations. He is frequently asked to assist public companies with their corporate governance and disclosure obligations.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Chris’ recent transactional experience includes representing:

  • Onex Corporation in its acquisition of WestJet Airlines Ltd. for CDN$5 billion
  • Newmont Mining Corporation in its successful acquisition of Goldcorp Inc. for US$10 billion
  • Newmont Mining Corporation in its succcessful creation of the world’s largest gold joint venture in Nevada with Barrick Gold Corporation
  • The Special Committee of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. in its $1.1 billion going-private transaction by a group of investors led by certain members of its management and including Fairfax Financial Holdings and Point North Capital
  • Newmont Mining Corporation in connection with its acquisition from NovaGold Resources of a 50% interest in the Galore Creek Project joint venture with Teck Resources
  • Pure Industrial REIT in connection with the acquisition of the REIT by Blackstone Property Partners
  • InterOil Corporation in connection with its sale to Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Spectra Energy Corp in connection with its merger with Enbridge Inc.
  • BCE Inc. in connection with its privatization of Bell Aliant Inc.
  • The special committee of the board of directors of Astral Media in connection with the acquisition of Astral by BCE Inc.

RECOGNITION

Chris is honoured as one of Lexpert’s 2019 Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Chris is recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers List for Canada.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Chris is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, where he teaches on various corporate, securities and commercial law topics.  He is a frequent writer and guest speaker on a variety of corporate and securities law issues.

Education Canadian Securities Course (Honours, 2012)
University of Windsor (LL.B, Gold Medalist, 2006)
University of Western Ontario (B.A., Honours, Economics, 2003)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association

Year of Call

2007 Ontario