Christopher Nicholls is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Harvard University. He is a professor of business law at Western University where he holds the W. Geoff Beattie Chair in Corporate Law and is Director of Western Law’s Business Law Area of Concentration. He is also Head of Research and Policy, Capital Markets Institute, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He was the inaugural holder of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Business Law at the Dalhousie Law School and Acting Director of Dalhousie’s LL.B. Business Law Specialization Program. He has practiced corporate and securities law with two of Toronto’s largest corporate law firms, and as a corporate finance and securities attorney in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Professor Nicholls is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Canadian Business Law Journal (CBLJ) and previously served as their Associate Editor and Corporate Finance Law Specialist Editor. He is a former member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology. He is the author of numerous articles in the business law field as well as several books in the fields of corporate, securities and corporate finance law as well as the regulation of financial institutions. In 2015, he served as a member of the Business Law Agenda Expert Panel appointed by the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services to provide recommendations for reform of Ontario’s corporate and commercial legislation.