Executive Summary

Christian Faribault specialises in investment management. His areas of practice include securities and capital markets, as well as corporate and commercial law, particularly the regulation of registered entities, investment products and wealth management. Mr. Faribault is also the Regional Leader of our Insurance corporate/regulatory group.

Prior to joining our firm, Christian acted as general counsel to an investment dealer registered across Canada and a member of the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX‑V), the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX), the Montreal Stock Exchange (M‑X) and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC).

Representative Work

  • Christian has extensive experience with registration issues and regulatory compliance matters relating to securities, dealers and advisors, and he regularly represents such entities before regulatory and self‑regulatory securities industry authorities and/or organisations.
  • He advises portfolio managers and investment fund managers regarding legal issues dealing with the establishment, offering and administration of investment funds (retail and pooled).
  • He acts as counsel on behalf of investment fund managers in the context of the reorganisation of mutual fund groups.
  • Christian has also advised investment dealers, portfolio managers, exempt market dealers, investment fund managers and mutual fund dealers in connection with the merger or acquisition of registrants and fund distribution businesses.
  • He acts as counsel to registrants in connection with their initial public offerings (IPOs).
  • He acts as counsel in the constitution and maintenance of offshore investment funds.
  • He has acted as counsel to issuers and syndicates of underwriters on public and private offerings of equity or debt.
  • He has acted on behalf of reporting issuers in the context of takeover bids and issuer bids, as well as for corporations and independent committees undergoing private transactions (business combinations).
  • He advises banks, financial institutions and businesses on financial services law, including law dealing with insurance and distribution of financial products and services.

Publications & Presentations

  • Christian has given many presentations and authored several articles on subjects related to the regulatory environment of investment dealers and advisors, as well as legislative and regulatory developments in securities law.
  • He edited the book Securities Law & Practice for Québec.