Christopher Richter

Christopher Richter

Montréal: 514.868.5606
Fax 514.868.5700


LLB/BCL, 1995
McGill University
BA, 1990
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1996 Ontario, 1999 British Columbia, 2014


Christopher practises in the fields of civil, corporate and commercial litigation and dispute resolution. His practice includes class actions, securities litigation, professional liability, product liability and employment law. He has appeared before the Quebec courts of first instance and of appeal, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous administrative tribunals and arbitration panels.

Christopher has acted as arbitrator in numerous disputes (sole arbitrator, or member or chair of a panel), both domestic and international (including ICC and ICDR arbitrations). He has an interest and significant expertise in transnational disputes and matters of private international law.

Christopher is fluently bilingual in English and French.

Representative Work

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Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in litigation, Québec (2017, 2019)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in Alternate Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Commercial Litigation (2018-2019)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in dispute resolution (2018)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuter’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in commercial arbritration (2018), corporate commercial litigation (2018), securities litigation (2018)

Benchmark Canada, “litigation star” in the fields of commercial litigation, class actions, securities litigation, and arbitration (2018)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Class Action Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2017)


A Canadian perspective on the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements

Speaker, IBA Conference on Private International Law, Milan

Life cycle of a product part 4 – the end-user

Co-chair, IBA Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.


Professional Involvement

Christopher taught civil procedure at both McGill University and the Université de Montréal. Active for many years in the Canadian Bar Association, Christopher was Québec branch chair of the International Law Section and chair of the Business Dispute Resolution Committee of the National ILS. He is currently the secretary of the Consumer Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association.

Memberships and Affiliations

Christopher is a member of The Advocates’ Society, The London Court of International Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee. Christopher is also the President of the University Club of Montreal.