Chris Porter Associate


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2022 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 2018 - Alberta

Year of Call: 2013 - Saskatchewan (Non-Practising)


Primary office:  Vancouver




Chris Porter

Chris Porter is an associate in Gowling WLG's Vancouver office. 

Clients benefit from Chris’ advice with respect to the establishment of various forms of secured and unsecured financing on behalf of lenders and borrowers. He regularly provides advice to clients in relation to financial and commercial transactions.

Chris also has a great deal of experience related to the acquisition and financing of real estate, aircrafts and other assets; commercial and industrial lease negotiation; and general commercial and regulatory matters.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Chris worked as a senior associate in one of Calgary's preeminent national law firms, and before that as a junior associate in a leading Saskatoon law firm. 

Chris is an active member of the community, regularly coaching his children in soccer and hockey. He also volunteers at his church, and has sat on the boards of charitable organizations, including the Saint Thomas More Lawyer's Guild of Saskatoon

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2022

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2022
      Year of Call, British Columbia
  • 2018

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2018
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2013
      Year of Call, Saskatchewan (Non-Practising)
  • 2012

    • Education
       2012
      McGill University, LLB, BCL
  • 2008

    • Education
       2008
      University of Saskatchewan, BA (Political Science)

Representative Work

Chris regularly provides advice to clients in relation to financial and commercial transactions. Below are a number of examples that illustrate the type of advice Chris has recently provided to clients:

  • Counsel to the purchaser of senior secured convertible notes by way of private placement in the renewable energy industry.
  • Counsel to a sponsor group in connection with the leveraged acquisition of a portfolio company in the transportation industry.
  • Counsel to junior secured note holders in relation to a private placement in the aviation industry.
  • Canadian counsel to an oil field services company in connection with a syndicated cross-border asset based term loan.
  • Counsel to a direct lender in relation to asset-backed loans and equipment leasing.
  • Counsel to a project sponsor in relation to credit support matters and the financing an equity interest in a leveraged project financing.
  • Counsel to a condominium developer with respect to construction and take-out financing.
  • Corporate counsel to a project partner with respect to land lease and siting agreements in the context of renewable energy projects.
  • Counsel to a retailer in relation to retail, office and warehouse lease agreements.
  • Counsel to a retail chain in relation to electric vehicle charging station-siting agreements.
  • Corporate counsel to a joint venture engaged in the acquisition and financing of aircraft.