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Chris Van Loan

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Representative transactions include advising:

  • Acted for Element Financial Corporation on public financings involving convertible debentures, subscription receipts and preferred shares aggregating more than C$2.8-billion and various other transactions for Element

  • Acted for underwriters in connection with C$1-billion public offering of REIT units and debentures of Choice REIT and follow-on offerings of partnership notes and debentures

  • TransGlobe Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its privatization by PD Kanco LP and Starlight Investments Ltd. for aggregate purchase price of approximately C$1.03-billion

  • The initial public offering by Starlight U.S.Multi-Family Core Fund in the amount of approximately US$75-million

  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering by Inovalis Real Estate Investment Trust of approximately $113.7-million

  • The underwriters in connection with the initial public offering by American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP of approximately $113.7-million
Awards & Recognition

Chris is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Corporate Tax and Derivative Instruments)

  • Acritas Stars 2020: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (Tax)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 (Tax Law)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Corporate Tax)

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Tax Advisers 2015

Professional Activities

Chris has written numerous articles and spoken at various seminars and conferences concerning domestic and international tax issues. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association.

Professional Appearances
  • Lecturer: The Taxation of Non-Resident Trusts
    Masters of Law in Taxation, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Ontario, April 17, 2020.
  • Co-lecturer: Taxation of Financial Instruments and Financial Transactions
    Osgoode LL.M. Programme, York University, Toronto, Ontario, April 4-6, 2019.
  • Speaker: Taxation of Securities Lending
    PIAC 2017 Tax Forum, Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, November 22, 2017.
  • Co-presenter: Workshop on the Taxation of Derivatives and Tax Features of the ISDA Master Agreement
    Canadian Tax Foundation's 69th Annual Tax Conference, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, November 19, 2017.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1987
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School - 1985
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