Cristina Darwish


Cristina is a Partner in KRB’s Real Estate group with previous experience at a top-tier Canadian law firm and as in-house counsel to large multinational corporations. She has strong abilities in transactional matters, governance, compliance and strategy. Prior to joining KRB, Cristina acted as legal counsel to businesses of all sizes in a broad range of commercial negotiations as well as domestic and international transactions, focusing on commercial real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance. Her collective experiences, including dealing with senior executives and boards, provide Cristina with a tailored understanding of the needs and demands of her clients.

She completed her legal studies in both civil and common law at the University of Ottawa and Pantheon-Assas University in Paris, and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2010. She is also certified for the Canadian Securities Course of the Canadian Securities Institute. Outside the office she works closely with several charities and has acted for several years as Co-Chair to one of the largest hospital foundation events in North America.

Representative Work

Acted on behalf of a client in respect of its acquisition of a 234,000 sq. ft. industrial property from a partnership of real estate owners/developers

Acted on behalf of a landlord/developer in respect of the negotiation of a build-to-suit triple net lease with a specialized industrial tenant in respect of premises totaling over 230,000 sq. ft. and representing over $3.5M of yearly rental income

Acted on behalf of a major REIT in respect of the sale of an 11-storey multi-residential property as part of a multi-building acquisition

Acted on behalf of a client in respect of a construction financing of the build-out of what is set to be North America’s largest carbon-neutral industrial park, representing a critical step in the context of a larger land assembly, decontamination and industrial development plan

Acted on behalf of prominent REIT in respect of the sale of a 14-storey, 394-unit multi-residential property with over 5,000 sq. ft. of leasable ground-floor commercial space

Acted on behalf of a client in respect of its acquisition of over 3 million sq. ft. of vacant land located in Montreal East, representing an integral part of said client’s land assembly for a future development project and industrial park, including the construction of a new roadway, which required extensive negotiations with the City

Acted on behalf of Camco Realties Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries in the sale of a portfolio of 6 industrial properties comprised of over 767,000 total leasable area sq. ft. to BentallGreenOak and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, representing one of Quebec’s largest industrial real estate deals of 2022

Acted on behalf of a subsidiary of a prominent Montreal real estate owner in respect of the acquisition of all issued and outstanding shares of competing entity for the purpose of acquiring both a portfolio of industrial properties located in Laval and over 8 acres of undeveloped land in Montreal’s West Island

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Quebec Women in Finance (AFFQ)

One Tree Planted

Quebec Bar

Practice Areas

Real Estate

Banking and Finance




University of Ottawa, LL.L., LL.B.

Year of call

Quebec Bar (2010)