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Christopher Steeves Toronto Lawyer

Christopher Steeves

Partner | Tax Group Leader Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1994
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Christopher Steeves is the Leader of the firm’s Tax group and is a member of the firm's Partnership Board. Frequently advising Canadian businesses in corporate restructurings and acquisitions, Christopher also assists with income tax aspects of complex domestic and cross-border financings, and financial instruments including derivatives, securities lending and collective investment funds.

With expertise in transfer pricing and the resolution of disputes with Canadian tax authorities, Christopher has worked with clients and advisors outside Canada to develop innovative, tax-efficient means of accomplishing cross-border business objectives.

Regularly speaking at industry conferences and seminars, Christopher 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 taught at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, from 1999-2003. Christopher’s expertise has been recognized by Chambers Canada, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal and the International Tax Review.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLB Queen's University
  • BA Queen's University

Community involvement

  • Ontario Council Member, The Duke of Edinburgh's Award - Young Canadians Challenge (2005 to 2010) and (2012 to 2018)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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 


Fasken Institute



Article Tax Treaty Interpretation – Société Générale Valeurs Mobilières Inc. v. The Queen CCH International Tax Newsletter – No. 93
Article Deductibility of Expenses in Merger and Acquisition Transactions Canadian Tax Journal, Volume 65, No. 1.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Ethical Hot Spots for In-House Counsel Toronto Symposium (9th Edition) location location Toronto, ON
Inbound Investments - Cross-border Issues Canadian Bar Association location location Niagara-on-the-Lake
Recent Canadian Developments International Fiscal Association – Canada Branch location location Toronto


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