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700 - 401 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5A1
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Christopher M. Lennon, Associate

Chris advises tech startups, growth orientated companies, businesses, post-secondary institutions, charities and not-for-profits in a broad range of matters and transactions.  His advice often involves aspects of intellectual property, corporate finance and technology.

Chris's clients include technology incubators, ICT startups, biotech and life sciences companies, public issuers, research organizations, and craft breweries.

His experience includes:

  • incorporation and early stage financing of tech startups
  • commercial agreements
  • copyright matters
  • establishment and organization of registered charities and non-profits
  • university/industry collaboratives
  • pre-commercial technology demonstration projects
  • establishment of Canadian subsidiaries
  • joint technology development projects
  • development and drafting of internal governance policies
  • inter-institutional agreements
  • brand and software licensing
  • SAAS licensing
  • procurement or transfer of technology and intellectual property assets
  • clinical trial agreements
  • joint ventures

Chris was awarded Best for Copyright Matters - Canada in the Acquisition International 2015 Legal Awards.

Chris is a regular contributor to the firm's blog,

Representative Client Work

  • Advised and assisted a university with its acquisition of a smart grid energy storage system
  • Advised an international consulting and solutions firm with the establishment of its Canadian subsidiary
  • Represented a foreign software solutions company with the negotiation and implementation of a joint technology development project
  • Assisted a university with the development of its internal governance policies
  • Assisted an organization with its purchase and installation of a clean technology power generation facility
  • Assisted a university with the development and implementation of its copyright compliance program
  • Represented a public post-secondary education institution in its negotiations with a government authority
  • Advised and assisted a corporation respond to allegations of software piracy
  • Advised a SAAS provider on the structuring of its iPad licensing strategy
  • Represented a software company in its licensing of various software platforms to a multi-brand public company franchisor
  • Represented a research organization in its negotiation of various clinical trial agreements
  • Assisted and advised a non-profit entity with the licensing of a branded proprietary educational program
  • Assisted and advised a non-profit organization with the funding and sponsorship of a joint research project
  • Represented a technology company in its joint venture with a financial media outlet
  • Assisted a post-secondary institution with its acquisition of a research journal
  • Advised an organization on its participation in a large international sporting event
  • Advised a post-secondary educational institution on its involvement in an international research consortium
  • Assisted an educational institution with the establishment of a professional training and certificate granting body
  • Advised a research organization on the sale and closure of a research laboratory
  • Assisted a school establish contractual relationships with external recruiters
  • Advised a non-profit B.C. Society on its conversion into a for profit athletic corporation
  • Assisted an organization with the establishment of a business accelerator program for new ventures
  • Assisted an organization negotiate an electricity purchase agreement
  • Assisted a non-profit organization amalgamate and reorganize its charitable and operational entities
  • Assisted an operating sole proprietor roll over its assets and business operations into a corporate vehicle

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, CBA(BC) Business, Intellectual Property, and Securities Subsections
  • Member, Canadian Association of University Solicitors (CAUS)


  • Chris is a former director of the Thunderbird Football Association, a supporter of the Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation and a participant in the firm's Greater Vancouver Food Bank monthly volunteering sessions.


Having grown up in Montreal and Toronto, Chris moved west to study and play football at the University of British Columbia. After graduation, and after being fortunate enough to be a part of the 1997 Vanier Cup Champion T-Birds, Chris spent a number of years as a professional skier splitting his time between Whistler, the Southern Alps of New Zealand and all snow covered points in between. Though he still enjoys spending time on the local mountains and anywhere outdoors, the majority of Chris's current athletic pursuits are focused on his young family.