Christopher Rusko
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Christopher focuses his practice on public law. He has a keen interest in public policy and government, and brings to the firm a range of experience working on constitutional, administrative, human rights, and Aboriginal matters.

Christopher also advises various organizations on public policy matters and government relations, notably in respect of constitutional compliance and legislative change.

Before Power Law, Christopher trained and practised as a corporate lawyer at a leading commercial firm in London, UK. In this capacity, he gained extensive experience in private equity and M&A transactions across a wide range of sectors, as well as significant advisory experience in respect of management teams and portfolio companies. Although primarily based in the London office, Christopher also undertook a year-long secondment to the firm’s Paris office, where he advised major French and international companies on English law.

Christopher practices law in English. He is conversant in French and continues to study to improve his French-language skills.

Law Societies

  • Ontario
  • British Columbia
  • England and Wales


  • Certificate of Qualification (Federation of Law Societies of Canada, National Committee on Accreditation – 2018)
  • Legal Practice Course (BPP Law School, London UK – 2012)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (BPP Law School, London UK - 2011)
  • M.Phil, International Relations (University of Oxford, Balliol College – 2010)
  • B.A., History and Political Science (University of British Columbia – 2007)
  • Prior to his legal career, Christopher completed a M.Phil in international relations at Oxford University, where he wrote his thesis on South Asian foreign policy, a field in which he has also published.

  • Christopher grew up in Vancouver but spent almost a decade studying and working in the UK and France.

  • In his spare time, Christopher is a keen backcountry skier and climber, as well as an endlessly mediocre (but highly spirited) squash player.

  • “Distinctively Canadian: Litigating the Constitutional Rights of Canada’s Protected Linguistic, Denominational and Indigenous Communities”, Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2020, Carswell (2020), (with J. Klinck and M. Mackenzie)

  • “India and China: From Trade to Peace?”, Asian Perspective, Vol. 31, No. 4, Special Issue on “The BRICs Countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) in the Global System” (2007), pp. 99-123 (with Karthika Sasikumar)

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