Areas of Expertise
Corporate & Commercial Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Business formation, Start-Ups
Christopher Balkos practices in the firm’s corporate group, with a focus on securities law, corporate finance, corporate governance, venture capital and private equity transactions. Christopher’s experience includes domestic and cross-border going public transactions for companies in the technology and cleantech industries, debt and equity financings for both publicly traded and private companies, public and private mergers and acquisitions, and advisory for a range of companies in the finance, cannabis, technology and security industries. Christopher also has experience working with founders and early-stage companies, advising them on a wide variety of formation and growth-stage matters.
Christopher previously worked in international asset management, private equity, and real estate development, and currently sits on the board of directors of a non-profit corporation.
Prior to completing his articles at Owens Wright, Christopher graduated on the Dean’s List from Western University in the H.B.A./J.D. dual-degree program between Western’s Faculty of Law and Ivey Business School. Christopher received Western’s Global and Intercultural Engagement Honour recognizing his global experience in both curricular and extracurricular activities.
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
H.B.A., Western University, 2017
J.D., Western University, 2017