Chris J. Matthews

Attorney in Toronto, ON
Chris Matthews is a partner with the firm's Litigation Group. Prior to joining A&B, Chris practised commercial litigation for 25 years with a national law firm.

Practice

Chris is a well-respected commercial litigator. He handles a broad range of disputes, including securities, product liability, forestry regulation, auditing and accounting, information technology, and matters involving issues of confidentiality and fiduciary duty. Chris is the immediate Past President of the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Chris has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending injunction proceedings and judicial review applications, constitutional and aboriginal matters, and has defended clients involved in class action proceedings, including claims in the travel, accounting, mining, forestry and securities industries.

Additionally, Chris has expertise in mediation and arbitration, and advises several non-profit organizations with respect to risk management and governance.

Community Involvement

Board of Governors and Chair of Governance, Havergal College
Board of Trustees and Chair of Finance, Trinity College, University of Toronto
Trustee, Trinity College School

Professional Activities

Past President, Toronto Lawyers Association
Commercial List Users Committee, Ontario Superior Court

List of Selected Publications

Are Board Minutes Confidential National Post (Financial Post), November 2010

Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, 2010 Digital Guide - Executive View Media Limited

Confidentiality of Board Minutes, Corporate Governance, Vol. VII, No. 3, 2009

Selected Speaking Engagements

Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources: Analyzing the Potential Far Reaching Impacts at the Forum on Aboriginal Law, Consultation and Accommodation, February 2012

Administrative Law and Intellectual Property Law at the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, October 2008

Using Experts in Mediation and Arbitration at the ADR Institute of Canada Conference, September 2007

Has presented lectures and written materials on litigation issues for the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute, and Insight

Articles By this Lawer

Confidentiality of Board Minutes: An Important Commercial Interest February 1, 2011
Chris Matthews

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Areas of Law

  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Technology and Science

 

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Experience & Credentials

Position

Partner

Admission Details

Admitted in 1986, Ontario

Law School Attended

University of Victoria
Class of 1984
LL.B.

University Attended

University of Toronto, Trinity College
Class of 1981
B.A.

Middle Temple, London, U.K.
1986-87
Fox Scholar

Associations & Memberships

MembershipsToronto Lawyers' Association
The Advocates' Society
Toronto Commercial Arbitration SocietyProfessional ActivitiesPast Presiden... More

Representative Cases

Representative cases and transactions: Chris Matthews; Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48; Keewatin v. Ontario (Minister of Natural Resources) and Resolute FP Canada Inc. (2013), 114 O.R. (3d) 401 (C.A.); Setia v. Appleby College, 2013 ONCA 753; W.W., et al. v. Lakefield College School, et al., 2012 ONSC 577; La... More

Contact Information

Phone

416.865.4146

Fax

416.863.1515

Email

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