Legal Team

R. Christopher H. Fultz

Phone:
Direct: (204) 925-5393
Main: (204) 421-8655
Fax: (204) 421-8566

Mailing Address:
300-305 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
R3C 3J7

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R. Christopher H. Fultz

REPRESENTATIVE PRACTICE:

  • Senior level private firm banking, technology, corporate and commercial law practices in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Vancouver, British Columbia, including serving as a member of a large Vancouver law firm team of outside general counsel to the Head Office of Bank of British Columbia, then a Canadian Chartered Bank, now a part of HSBC Bank Canada.
  • Financial mandates have included, general banking contracts, paying agency agreements, electronic banking agreements, letters of credit, and interest rate swaps.
  • Commercial mandates have included, significant commercial leases and other property transactions, a full array of transactions involving interests in corporate assets and shares, and the creation, structuring, organization, and re-organization of various business and corporate entities.
  • Served as Executive Vice-President and General Counsel to DynArray Corporation, a computer software company headquartered in San Jose, California.
  • Serving as counsel to several Canadian based IT start-up companies, which mandates include a heavy component of information technology and intellectual property work for suppliers of IT and IP products and services such as; the negotiation and completion of software development and licensing agreements, hardware placement arrangements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, employee/independent contractor agreements, co‑development and co-marketing agreements, software maintenance and escrow agreements, systems integration agreements; the protection of copyrights and trademark rights; patent matters; dealing with various aspects of electronic and Internet commerce, such as the structuring of Website agreements, including those which comply with applicable consumer and privacy laws and statutory and regulatory provisions; dealing with technology transfers and acquisitions, both by assets and shares; advising with respect to conventional and venture capital financings; and, dealing with significant computer system acquisitions and leases.
  • Advisory work with respect to Canadian and provincial statutes and regulations, such as CASL, Privacy, E-Discovery, E-Commerce, and other regulatory matters.
  • Counterparties have included IBM, EMC Corporation and other large IT entities, Manitoba Hydro, Public and Private Pension Funds, and various medium sized and smaller business entities.
  • Clients have included, a US subsidiary of a large multinational agricultural chemical company, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch, The Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation, British Columbia Buildings Corporation, the Manitoba Provincial Auditor, and various medium sized and smaller business entities.
  • Administrative law counsel to certain Residential School Survivors with respect to their claims under the IAP Program of the Government of Canada.
  • Advisor to various business entities and certain institutions, including an Aboriginal Governance Organization.
  • Founding Member and Director of the National Institutes of Health Informatics.
  • Director and Officer of a number of Private Companies.

LECTURES:

  • Speaker at a number of legal education classes and seminars.

EDUCATION:

  • Admitted to the Bars of Manitoba and British Columbia.
  • B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Manitoba.
  • Winner of Several Law School Prizes and Awards.

AFFILIATIONS & ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Member of the Manitoba and Canadian Bar Associations.
  • Formerly Senior Treasury Solicitor for the British Columbia Provincial Treasury, and director, Commercial Law Division, B.C. Ministry of the Attorney General.

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