Christopher P. Weafer

Christopher P. Weafer: Attorney with Owen Bird Law Corporation
  • Shareholder and Co-Managing Director at Owen Bird Law Corporation
  • Three Bentall Centre, 2900-595 Burrard Street, P.O. Box 49130, Vancouver, BC, Canada V7X 1J5
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Chris has practiced commercial law at Owen Bird Law Corporation for 30 years and has been recognized by the Chambers Global publication as one of “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business”. He takes a practical “hands on” approach to the practice of law, with the goal of establishing long term relationships with his client base.

Chris has acted for clients ranging from sole proprietorships to the largest privately owned company in Western Canada as well as public companies, municipal governments, and the Province of British Columbia. In addition to negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, Chris also represents clients before regulatory bodies such as the British Columbia Utilities Commission and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. Chris has particular expertise in energy law and communications law and has advised clients on energy supply agreements, disposition and purchase of energy and communications assets, utility rates, rate design and many other aspects of utility contracts, tariffs and regulation as well as the creation of district energy systems.

Chris strives to build a strong, trusted advisor relationship with his clients and has been recognized by one of his long term clients, the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters, on two occasions with its “Friend of the Industry Award” for service to that province wide organization. He continues to represent a client he met on his first day as an articled student at Owen Bird 30 years ago.

Chris has lectured on broadcasting and telecommunications law at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, faculty of law where he has served as an adjunct professor. Chris contributes to the Continuing Legal Education’s “Due Diligence - Checklist” publication each year and has served as the National Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, Media and Communications Law section.

Chris serves as Co-managing Director of Owen Bird Law Corporation and has done so since 2002.


Chris has served on a number of community organizations including:

•The North Vancouver Recreation Commission;
•The District of North Vancouver Advisory Committee on Community Services;
•The North Vancouver City Social Policy Advisory Committee;
•The Jack Webster Foundation (co-chair); and
•Director of the BC Wine Authority.

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Law
  • Energy Law
  • Media & Communications
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Transactions & Commercial Tenancies
  • Technology
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
604-691-7557  Phone
604-632-4482  Fax
University Attended:
Simon Fraser University, Bachelor of Arts, 1985
Law School Attended:
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Laws, 1988
Year of First Admission:
1989, British Columbia
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
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    Three Bentall Centre , 2900-595 Burrard Street , P.O. Box 49130
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