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Christine Pound, ICD.D

Partner

Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2

+1.902.420.3391

+1.902.209.9267

+1.902.420.1417

cpound@stewartmckelvey.com

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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2004

Legal Assistant(s): Nicole White

Christine works with her clients on transactions of all sizes, domestic and international, and their day-to-day corporate and commercial needs. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, banking and financing, corporate governance and infrastructure projects. Christine has a depth of experience leading teams and managing projects and is known for her practical approach.

Christine has worked on transactions in a broad range of industries, including automotive, civil construction, environmental and waste services, transportation, agriculture, cannabis and telecommunications. Christine works with both private and public companies and understands the specific needs of private equity firms and family offices. Christine also has experience with inbound investment and cross-border financing structures.

Education & Career

Education

ICD-Rotman, Directors Education Program, 2019
Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2003
Acadia University, B.Sc., 2000

Activities

Member, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2017 – present
Member, Board of Governors, Acadia University, 2018 – present
Lecturer, Business Associations, Dalhousie University, 2020 – present
Member, Board of Directors, Halifax International Marathon Society (Bluenose Marathon)
Member, Institute of Corporate Directors
Member, International Women’s Forum, Atlantic Canada Chapter
Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Firm Practice Group Leader, Tax Estates & Trusts, Stewart McKelvey, 2014 – 2016
Director, Laing House, 2009 – 2018
Chair, board of directors, Laing House, 2016 – 2018
Member, Young IFA (International Fiscal Association) Network Committee, 2014 – 2016
Member, Acadia University F.C. Manning School of Business Advisory Board, 2014 – 2017
Member, Young Practitioners Steering Committee, Canadian Tax Foundation , 2008 – 2010
Director, Associated Alumni Acadia University, 2003 – 2009
Completed Levels I & II, CICA In-depth Tax Course (The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants), 2007

Accolades

Chambers and Partners Canada 2022, Corporate/Commercial – Atlantic Canada, Band 2 lawyer
Best Lawyers 2022 Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers 2021 Mergers and Acquisitions Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Chambers and Partners, Corporate/Commercial – Atlantic Canada, Band 2 lawyer
Best Lawyers 2020 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Best Lawyers: Banking and Finance Law, 2019 – 2022
Best Lawyers: Corporate Law, 2019 – 2022
Best Lawyers: Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019 – 2022
Nominated Acritas Star™ Lawyer, 2017 & 2018
Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Lawyers to Watch, 2013
Lexpert Rising Star, ‘Leading Lawyers under 40’ in Canada, 2012
Lexpert rating: Corporate Mid-Market, 2021
Lexpert rating: Banking & Financial Institutions, 2014 – 2021
Lexpert rating: Corporate Commercial Law, 2013 – 2021
Lexpert rating: Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013 – 2021

Presentations

Presenter, “Drafting Indemnity and Limitation of Liability Clauses”, Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2018 webinar

Presenter, “Shareholder Agreements: How to Draft Effective and Enforceable Provisions”, Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2017 webinar, 2017

Presenter, “Structuring Hybrid Transactions”, Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference, 2017

Presenter, “Tax Considerations for M & A Transactions – Due Diligence”, Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference, 2015

Presenter, “Negotiating the Deal: Preliminary Agreements”, Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series 2016 webinar, 2016

Presenter, “Sale of a Business – Devil in the Details: Buying or Selling a Business in a Tax Efficient Way”, Canadian Bar Association, Tax Law, Tips and Traps for Non-Tax Practitioners, 2012

Presenter, Workshop “Basic Corporate Reorganizations – s. 85 and others”, Atlantic Provinces Tax Conference, 2010

Presenter, “Amalgamations after June 2008”, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia, Corporate Commercial Law Conference, 2009

Presenter, “Unlimited Liability Companies”, Osgoode Professional Development, The Short Course on Partnerships – Limited Partnerships and Unlimited Liability Companies, 2007 & 2008

Presenter, “Amalgamations & Wind-Ups: Tax Planning Considerations Relating to Corporate and Partnership Amalgamations & Wind-ups”, Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference, 2006

Presenter, “Estates and Trusts Update: Alter Ego, Self-Benefit and Joint Partner Trusts”, Atlantic Provinces Tax Seminar, 2005

 
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