Walter H. Chen

Senior Associate

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Walter has a broad corporate and commercial practice, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial contracts.

Walter has a breadth of experience in handling mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructurings, joint ventures and partnerships. Walter is a trusted advisor to many of the firm's clients and is often relied on to provide governance advice to boards of directors and senior management.


  • Guardian Capital Group Limited on its C$750 million sale of the Worldsource businesses to Desjardins Group.
  • Giampaolo Group on Rio Tinto's C$700 million joint venture with Giampaolo Group with respect to the Matalco businesses.
  • Loblaws Companies Limited on its acquisition of Lifemark Health Group, a leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy and other rehabilitation services nationwide, for C$845 million.
  • Focus Financial Partners on its cross-border acquisitions of and partnerships with various independent investment advisory firms across Canada.
  • Marcel Colomb First Nation on its historical deal with Alamos Gold Inc. with respect to a gold mining project that consists of five near-surface deposits that are in the traditional territory of Marcel Colomb, together with various other joint venture, limited partnership and commercial agreements relating to the project.
  • A number of significant veterinary practice consolidators in various acquisitions across Canada aggregating more than C$100 million.
  • Several reputable independent schools with respect to corporate governance matters.
  • Several Ontario school boards with respect to corporate governance matters.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • CFA Charterholder, CFA Institute

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Ontario
  • Business Law Practicum Mentor, Lincoln Alexander School of Law - Toronto Metropolitan University​

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2019
  • BA, Western University, 2013
  • JD, University of Toronto, 2018