Christian Nianiaris


Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2021

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Christian advises clients on a range of capital markets transactions, bringing to bear a strong work ethic and problem solving skills which make him an asset to any client team. He enjoys the challenges and complexities of transactional and regulatory matters, and is dedicated to providing exceptional client service.

Christian is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets and Corporate/Commercial Groups. His practice includes a wide variety of transactions, such as share issuances and asset/share purchases for public and private companies, as well as general corporate/commercial activities.

Christian joined Aird & Berlis as an associate after summering and articling with the firm. 

Representative Matters

Represented Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. as Canadian counsel in connection with its majority ownership acquisition of FloWorks International, LLC.

Advised Origin, an outdoor-focused, digitally driven creative, content and branding agency, in connection with its acquisition by MMGY Global, a leading travel and hospitality marketing firm.

Represented Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) in connection with its acquisition of the Salford group of companies for an aggregate purchase price of $260 million.

Advised the City of Cambridge and the Township of North Dumfries on the merger of Brantford Energy Corporation and Cambridge and North Dumfries Energy+ Inc. to form GrandBridge Corporation.

Represented Nextleaf Solutions Ltd., a federally regulated producer of cannabis oil that distributes cannabis vapes and oils under its prohibition-era brand, Glacial GoldTM, in the completion of a marketed public offering of units.


  • JD, University of Windsor, 2020
  • JD, University of Detroit Mercy, 2020
  • BA, McGill University, 2014