Chris Abtosway provides thoughtful and practical advice and actively seeks to find creative and effective solutions for his clients.
Chris practises in the areas of commercial litigation, construction litigation and professional liability.
Chris has experience assisting corporate clients, project owners, construction contractors, subcontractors, service providers and professionals in a variety of Courts, both provincial and Federal, in domestic and international arbitration proceedings as well as before a variety of tribunals and boards.
Chris has represented clients in numerous mediations and alternative dispute resolution processes and is a strong advocate for clients in all forums
In his commercial litigation practice Chris provides advice and litigation support regarding a wide variety of commercial disputes, including in relation to shareholder disputes, debt enforcement, breach of contract, professional negligence, civil fraud, misrepresentation, oppression, and commercial lease matters.
In his construction practice Chris provides advice and litigation support regarding a wide variety of project matters across the entire life-cycle of project development and construction, including in relation to: engineering, procurement, construction, and project management failures and negligence; delays; force majeure issues; owner interference; site condition matters; changes; payment disputes; liquidated damages claims; contractor, subcontractor, and site personnel interference and disputes; suspension and termination; serious safety incidents and fatalities; and, a variety of other development, execution, completion, commissioning and warranty concerns.
Chris currently volunteers as a mentor with the Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship program at Mount Royal University. In his role, he provides advice to undergraduate students, helping them to navigate and understand the opportunities available to them upon graduation.