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Christopher Jones

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Recent representative matters include acting for:

  • Strategic and financial investors including Schneider Electric Industries, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Borealis Capital, Lifelabs, Juniper Networks, Lazard Freres, Fortress Investment Group, BHP Billiton, Alberta Investment Management Corporation and Accedo Invest AB in connection with their acquisitions of publicly traded and private companies

  • Private equity and venture funds including Banyan Capital, Radar Capital, Avego Healthcare Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Khosla Ventures, Elephant Partners, CTI Capital, Porchlight Equity Management and Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in connection with their investments and acquisitions

  • A diverse range of clients that include Lazard Freres, Evercore, HCL Technologies, Lifelabs, Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, Element Fleet Management Corp., Metamaterials Technologies, Orion Health Group, Encycle Therapeutics, KD Pharma Bexbach, Scalar Decisions, Nanology Labs, Cryptiv Inc. and PolicyMe Corp. in connection with providing general corporate and securities law advice

Awards & Recognition

Chris has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Private Equity).

Professional Activities

Some of Chris’s recent activities include speaking and moderating discussion panels on management buy-outs, venture fund formation and investing and governance best practices for privately held companies and developing a legal education program for companies involved in Johnson & Johnson’s JLabs.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-panellist: Legal Considerations for Leading Companies Through the Unexpected
    Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization, Videoconference Panel Discussion, April 7, 2020.
  • Co-presenter: The Rise of Insurance Innovation and InsurTechs
    Bermuda International Life & Annuity Conference, Bermuda International Long Term Insurers and Reinsurers, September 2017.
Media Activities
  • Speaker: Governance in the Digital Age: A Survival Guide for Governance Professionals and Boards 21st Annual Corporate Governance Conference
    Governance Professionals of Canada, Quebec City, Quebec, August 20, 2019.
  • Moderator: Regulatory Overview for Listed Entities 21st Annual Corporate Governance Conference
    Governance Professionals of Canada, Quebec City, Quebec, August 19, 2019.
Education
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar - 2001
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1997
LL.B., Dalhousie University - 1995
M.A., University of Victoria - 1992
B.A. (Hon.), University of Toronto - 1990
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