Christine’s practice focuses on corporate law with an emphasis on investment funds and private equity. Christine represents public pension plans and other leading institutional investors in connection with their investments in private equity funds, hedge funds and co-investment transactions. Christine also represents fund sponsors on the on the formation, marketing, management and regulatory compliance of private equity funds, as well as the operational, legal and regulatory issues faced by their sponsors.
Representative Clients. Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF), Hydro‑Quebec Pension Fund, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (OMERS), Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board (OTPP), OPSEU Pension Plan Trust Fund (OPTrust), Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSPIB) and other pension fund clients.
Representative Work. Christine has recently advised clients on their investments in vehicles managed by the following fund sponsors:
In 2019: Advent International, Bedrock Capital, Blackstone, Butterfly Equity LP, The Carlyle Group, Global Infrastructure Partners, HPS, Initialized, KKR, Lone Star, Mesoamerica, Platinum Equity, Silver Lake, Tencent, Whitehorse Capital
In 2018: Almanac Realty Investors, American Securities, Blackstone, BlackRock, Boyu Capital, Brookfield Capital Partners, CIM Group, CVC, Decheng Capital, Dragoneer Investment Group, Evolution Capital Management, Hancock Timber Resource Group, Hillhouse Capital Group, Initialized Capital, Index Ventures, KKR, Whitehorse Capital
In 2017: Bedrock Capital, Clarus Ventures (Blackstone), GSO Capital Partners, KKR, Onex Partners, ScaleUP Ventures, Silver Lake, Tencent, Water Street