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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 2022 (Corporate Tax)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Tax Law)

  • Who's Who Legal: Global 2021 (Corporate Tax - Advisory)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2021 (Corporate Tax)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • International Tax Review’s World Tax 2021 (Tax Leader)

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

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2019 (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
  • Co-lecturer: Recent Legislative Developments Related to Income Tax Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
    Tax Officers Conference, Montreal, Quebec, September 13-15, 2022.
  • Co-lecturer: Taxation of Financial Instruments
    Osgoode LL.M. Programme, York University, Toronto, Ontario, March 25-27, 2021.
  • Lecturer: The Taxation of Non-Resident Trusts
    Masters of Law in Taxation, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Toronto, Ontario, April 17, 2020.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 1987
LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School - 1985
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