Christopher J. Fowles

Christopher J. Fowles

Halifax: 902.720.3501
Toronto: 416.865.8208


LLB, 1994
University of Toronto
MBA, 1990
Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
Associate, 1988
Society of Actuaries
BMath (Honours Actuarial Science), 1986
University of Waterloo

Bar Admissions

Nova Scotia, 2015 Ontario, 1996 Solicitor, England and Wales (inactive), 2000


Chris leads the Torys Legal Services Centre in Halifax.

As a derivatives and structured products specialist, Chris helps clients review, structure, negotiate, and document derivatives and structured products for hedging and investment purposes.


Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in securities law (2015-2021)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in derivative instruments (2012 and 2014)


OTC Derivatives Regulation: End Users Mark Time

Capital Markets 2014 Mid-Year Report


Professional Involvement

Chris has led and served on teams acting on corporate transactions, including advising on M&A transactions and representing issuers and underwriters on public securities offerings.

Chris has developed and presented webinars, seminars, workshops and lectures on financial instruments and other legal topics for Torys’ clients, lawyers and students and for continuing legal education conferences and post-secondary programs.

Chris spent two years in London, UK where he was seconded to the corporate department of international law firm Allen & Overy and a year at international law firm Nishimura and Sanada (now Nishimura & Asahi) in Tokyo, Japan.