Chris Anderson and Anthony Arquin Named 2018 Lexpert Rising Stars

Davies partners Chris Anderson and Anthony Arquin have been named among 2018’s Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Presented at Lexpert’s annual gala event on November 8 in Toronto, the prestigious awards honour lawyers and in-house counsel, aged 40 or under, who have made a notable impact both as legal professionals and as members of the community.

Chris is a key player in Davies’ tax practice, specializing in tax planning for complex M&A transactions, private equity investments, investment fund structuring, insolvencies, real estate investments and estates. He is an expert in the taxation of professional athletes and is co-author of Canadian Taxation of Trusts, a comprehensive guide to the taxation of trusts in Canada. Chris provides pro bono legal services to UNITY, a charity that uses hip-hop to improve the lives of youth in underserved communities.

Anthony has established himself as an up-and-coming leader in the Québec real estate market, having served as lead counsel for many of the province’s landmark developments. He has particular expertise in complex mixed-use developments and is a frequent presenter at real estate conferences and to developers. Anthony is a director of the Canadian branch of Humanity & Inclusion, which has assisted two million people with disabilities in 59 countries in 2017 and became the co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

The full list of this year’s winners will be featured in the November/December issue of Lexpert Magazine.


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