• LLB, 1992
    Queen's University
  • BA, 1989
    Queen's University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

Christopher Steeves

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Tax Group Leader
+1 416 868 3401
+1 416 364 7813 (fax)
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Christopher Steeves is the Leader of Fasken Martineau's Tax practice group. Christopher has extensive experience in corporate restructurings and acquisitions involving Canadian businesses. He advises clients on the income tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border financings, and financial instruments including derivatives, securities lending and collective investment funds. Christopher also has expertise with respect to transfer pricing and the successful resolution of disputes with Canadian tax authorities.

Christopher provides sophisticated tax advice in a practical manner. He often works with his clients and their advisors outside Canada to develop innovative, tax-efficient means of accomplishing cross-border business objectives.

Christopher regularly speaks at industry conferences and seminars. He has been an instructor for the Canadian Bar Association's course Tax Law for Lawyers, "Cross-Border Tax Issues" since 2006, and taught a course on "Transfer Pricing" for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. He is also a former instructor of the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor (1999-2003).

Honours and Awards

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015 for Corporate Tax
  • Legal 500 Canada 2015-2017 for Tax
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2009-2018 for Tax Law
  • International Tax Review as a Tax Controversy Leader, 2011-2012 
  • Who's Who Legal as a leading specialist in Corporate Tax, 2010-2011, 2016
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 for Corporate Tax

Community Involvement

  • Ontario Council Member, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Young Canadians Challenge (2005 to 2010) and (2012 to present)


  • Member, Joint Committee on Taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
  • Secretary, Canadian Securities Lending Association 
  • Chair, Taxation Committee, Canadian Securities Lending Association 
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member of Council, International Fiscal Association, Canada Branch
  • Member, International Fiscal Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association - Tax Law Section
  • Co-Editor, Corporate Tax Planning, Canadian Tax Journal, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Tax Newsletter, CCH Canadian Limited