Chris Armstrong


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Chris Armstrong

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Described by clients as “very  talented” with “great experience” and “focused on client objectives”, Chris is a partner in Goodmans’ Restructuring Group, which is consistently recognized as Canada’s leading restructuring practice.

Specializing in financial restructuring and M&A, Chris has played a leading role on a number of significant complex Canadian and cross-border restructurings acting for debtors, lenders, court officers, purchasers and other stakeholders. He has experience across a wide variety of sectors, including technology, retail, natural resources, entertainment, cannabis, construction, automotive and pharmaceuticals.

Chris has been recognized in the areas of financial restructuring and insolvency by Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Who’s Who Legal and Expert Guides.  In 2017, he was also honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. He is a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. In 2014, Chris received the Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner’s Citation for Lifesaving and the St. John Ambulance Lifesaving Award.

Featured Work

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Professional Involvement

Chris was a lecturer at the University of Western Ontario Law School, where he taught bankruptcy and restructuring courses from 2012 to 2020.  In 2016, he received the University Student Council Honour Roll Award for Teaching Excellence. He is a regular speaker at conferences and has contributed papers to the Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada. Chris is actively involved in the firm’s student recruitment and mentoring programs for summer students, articling students and associates.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Insolvency Institute of Canada
  • Turnaround Management Association