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AuthorChristopher C. Nicholls
ProfessionFaculty of Law, Western University
Christopher C Nicholls is a professor of law at Western University’s
Faculty of Law where he is the inaugural holder of the W Geo Beattie
Chair in Corporate L aw, and a 2013 recipient of a Western University
Faculty Scholar Award.
Before coming to Western University in 2006, Profes sor Nicholls
was a member of the faculty of the Dalhousie University Faculty of
Law (now the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University) where
he was the inaugural holder of the Purdy Crawford Chair in Busine ss
Law. Prior to beginning his ac ademic career, he practised corporate and
securities law i n Toronto and in Hamilton, Bermuda.
Professor Nicholls has been a Fulbright schola r and visiting profes-
sor of law at the Harvard L aw School, a senior visiting research scholar
at the Yale Law School, a Herbert Smith Visitor at the University of Cam-
bridge, a visiting scholar at Melbour ne Law School, a visiting re search
scholar at the University of Tokyo, and the Falconbridge Visiting Profes-
sor of Commercial Law at Osgoode Hall L aw School. He has also been
a visiting professor at the law faculties of Queen’s University and the
University of Toronto. He has acted as a consultant to private law f‌irms
and government and regulatory agencies, and h as lectured to academic
and professional audiences in Canad a, the United States, the United
Kingdom, Australia, South Amer ica, and Japan.
From 2016 to 2022 he was the chair of the Board of Directors of the
Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada. He has prev iously served
as a member (commissioner) of the Nova Scotia Securities Commi ssion,

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