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Christian Faribault is a partner in the Montreal office, the Regional Leader of the Investment Management Group and the Regional Leader of the Insurance - Corporate and Regulatory Group of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. He specializes in regulatory, compliance and governance matters facing Canadian and foreign-based participants in the investment management industry, including investment fund managers, portfolio managers, dealers, financial institutions and service providers.
Christian regularly advises portfolio managers and fund managers on legal issues relating to the provision of advisory services, the distribution of securities and the establishment, operation and administration of investment funds (retail and private). He also has extensive experience in the area of registrant regulation and compliance, including developing, reviewing and assessing compliance procedures and practices. He has obtained novel exemptive relief from a wide variety of prospectus, registration, conflict of interest and other compliance requirements under Canadian securities laws.
Christian has also acted on behalf of several issuers and investment bankers on all types of corporate finance work (equity and debt), including IPOs, bought deals and private placements, as well as merger and acquisition transactions, shareholder and corporate governance matters, and the securities-related activities of financial institutions.
Prior to joining BLG, Christian has 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).
Publications & Presentations
• Christian has given numerous 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.
• Christian is the editor of the book Securities Law & Practice for Quebec (since 2008).
Rankings & Recognitions
• Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Private Funds Law).
• Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2014) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Investment Funds and Asset Management).
• Martindale-Hubbell 4.5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.
• Director, Fondation Lina Cyr (Maison des greffes du Quebec)
•Member, Quebec Bar
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Governor, Board of Governors of the Conseil des fonds d'investissement du Quebec (CFIQ)
•Member, Regulatory Watch Committee of the Conseil des fonds d'investissement du Quebec (CFIQ)
•Member, Cercle de la finance internationale de Montreal
•Member, Montreal Board of Trade
•Member, Cercle finance et placement du Quebec
•Director, Fondation Lina Cyr (Maison des greffes du Quebec)
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