Chris Sunstrum


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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.

Chris is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Canada, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , the Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A, and Lexpert Special Edition: Mining. In 2019, he was honoured as one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

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Chris’ recent transactional experience includes representing:


Professional Involvement

Chris is a member of the Securities Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC). He is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, where he teaches on various corporate, securities and commercial law topics and is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of corporate and securities law issues.

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association