Christopher Selby

Christopher Selby
Telephone: 416 860 6737
Fax: 416 642 7127

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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Chris Selby practices in civil litigation and dispute resolution, specializing in commercial matters, securities litigation, and public law litigation. He adopts a practical and efficient approach to advising clients, emphasizing client business-needs and strategic objectives.

Chris is experienced in navigating and resolving complex disputes. He has frequently appeared on behalf of clients in arbitration proceedings, at all levels of court in Ontario, and before administrative bodies, including the Ontario Energy Board, Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and the College of Early Childhood Educators.
Chris frequently acts for majority and minority shareholders and directors and officers in oppression proceedings, derivative actions, and directors’ and officers’ liability matters involving issues such as,
  • entitlement to shares or options;
  • disclosure of financial information, books, and records;
  • allegations of misappropriation of corporate opportunities; and
  • allegations of fraud, defalcation, or misappropriation of funds.
Chris also has depth of experience acting for:
  • sports franchises and teams, leagues, and individual athletes, in contract disputes, administrative or regulatory proceedings, and libel and defamation proceedings;
  • landlords and tenants in commercial leasing disputes;
  • technology companies in contract disputes, including regarding services agreements; and
  • educational and other public institutions in contract disputes, tendering and RFP related matters.
Chris is a member of the Firm’s Student Committee and also frequently represents clients on a pro bono basis. He enjoys spending time on his family’s farm in Newcastle, Ontario.


Western University, J.D., 2013

Western University, H.B.A. (with Distinction, Dean's List), Ivey School of Business, 2010

Recent Work

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Canadian Securities Litigation Outlook 2018: Trends to Watch for Capital Markets Participants

Not So Fast: Federal Court of Appeal Strongly Confirms Transactional Common Interest Privilege

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2014


  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA)


Securities Litigation