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.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in litigation, Québec (2017, 2019-2020)
The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in dispute resolution (2019-2020)
Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys—Litigation Star (Commercial, Class Actions, Securities and Arbitration) (2018-2019)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in alternative dispute resolution, class action litigation, corporate and commercial litigation (2015-2020)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Lawyer of the Year: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Montréal (2020)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Class Action Litigation Lawyer of the Year (2017)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters’ Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Most Frequently Recommended lawyer in dispute resolution (2018)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in commercial arbitration; litigation - corporate commercial (2018-2019), litigation - securities (2018)
What happens in Québec: Stays in overlapping multijurisdictional class action proceedings in Québec
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.