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Chat has a broad, transactional-based practice involving all aspects of corporate and securities law, with particular focus on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and corporate finance. Chat advises clients on a wide range of domestic and international transactions, including public and private acquisitions and divestitures, raising capital, corporate reorganizations and private equity transactions, working closely with other experts within the firm to negotiate and implement optimal transaction structures. In addition to transactional work, Chat also assists companies with their corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations and advises on general corporate law.

Always abreast of the latest developments in his areas of practice, Chat has authored numerous client briefings and articles for legal publications.

Chat was called to the Ontario bar in 2008 and to the British Columbia bar in 2016. Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Chat was an equity partner of a premier Canadian law firm based in Toronto.

Community Activities

  • Bikes Without Borders, Board Member (2010 - 2015)

Personal Interests

  • Cycling, skiing and various outdoor pursuits
  • Guitar and mandolin



A number of major transactions in which Chat has been involved are not published here at the request of clients. The following are some representative examples of recent experience:

  • Regularly acts for numerous U.S. and Canadian purchasers in both strategic and private equity acquisitions in Canada and internationally 
  • Advised a major U.S. private equity fund on Canadian matters in a multi-billion dollar going-private transaction
  • Advised a major Canadian institutional investor on a $750 million exempt distribution of rated notes
  • Acted as agent counsel in British Columbia on an international, multi-billion dollar going-private transaction involving a TSX-listed fintech company 
  • Provided M&A and securities law advice on the sale of a business into the qualifying transaction of a TSX-listed SPAC

News & Publications

News & Publications

Chat Ortved, Lawson Lundell Photo
t 604.631.9127
f 604.669.1620

Assistant Contact

  • Chris Robertson
  • Legal Assistant
  • T: 604.408.5304

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2016)
  • Ontario (2008)


University of Toronto (J.D., 2007)

Middlebury College (B.A., 2000, Magna cum laude)

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