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Global Guide 2023
Canada Corporate/M&A
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Band 1

4 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Torys LLP

Torys' M&A Practice has an established reputation for creative transactional acumen, helping clients to fully maximize the potential of their deals. We have a decades-long history of being considered among the best M&A practices in Canada, with a strong and active presence in public and private markets across Canada, the U.S. and worldwide.

We specialize in sophisticated, complex and innovative transactions, both public and private, for organizations of all sizes. Our experience and commercially minded approach allow us to run deals of any level of complexity or profile smoothly. Our clients include major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. A substantial amount of our work is international and involves more than one jurisdiction; our presence in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montreal uniquely positions us to assist as a single firm to advise on cross-border and international transactions.

We have top-ranked M&A expertise in financial services (banks, insurance, investment dealers, mutual funds), pension funds, private equity funds and other investment and asset managers.

Our services include

  • corporate
  • securities
  • leveraged buyouts
  • litigation and dispute resolution
  • competition and foreign investment review
  • tax
  • regulatory matters, including stock exchange requirements

Chambers Review

Provided by Chambers
Corporate/M&A - Canada
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Band 1
What the team is known for

Torys is an eminent Toronto-headquartered law firm with a strong and growing presence in Calgary. The team regularly features on high-profile domestic deals as well as global transactions, and is highly regarded for its representation of major pension funds, financial institutions and resources companies. The firm's outstanding M&A expertise is coupled with a robust private equity offering and experience of company reorganisation and advisory work; industry expertise cuts across sectors including technology, electricity, oil and gas, and transportation. Clients benefit from the support of the firm's legal services centre in Halifax as well as its New York office providing US law expertise.

Work Highlights

Provided by Torys LLP
  • Torys advised Rogers Control Trust as counsel on its proposed CAD26 billion acquisition of Shaw Communications.

Notable Practitioners

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Matthew W Cockburn
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Eminent Practitioners

Matthew Cockburn advises clients on significant M&A and leveraged buyout transactions, with a key focus on the private equity space. He currently serves as the firm's managing partner in Toronto.

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John Emanoilidis
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Band 2

John Emanoilidis is noted for his experienced handling of M&A and securities transactions across a number of industries. He currently serves as co-head of the firm's M&A group in Toronto.

"John is very responsive and is always game to work through scenarios as we evaluate public transactions. He communicates effectively and confidently with senior business people as well."

"He came in and gave extremely good, pointed advice. He did not overstep and was very smooth."

"He's very practical."

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Karrin Powys-Lybbe
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Band 5

Co-head of the firm's M&A practice in Toronto, Karrin Powys-Lybbe is held in high esteem for her experienced counsel on corporate transactions, ranging from mergers and acquisitions to securities and corporate governance matters.

"She is laser-focused and very articulate while of course being hugely knowledgeable. Karrin creates an atmosphere which keeps you on your toes."

"Karrin is exceptionally knowledgeable and bright - she is relentless in the pursuit of her client's interests and objectives."

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Don Bell
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Foreign expert for Japan

Don Bell has extensive experience working on transactions involving Asia-Pacific, and spent many years working in Japan as the founding partner of the Tokyo office of a large Canadian law firm. He is fluent in Japanese.

Ranked Lawyers at
Torys LLP

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Corporate/M&A

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Matthew W Cockburn
E
Eminent Practitioners
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John Emanoilidis
2
Band 2
5
Karrin Powys-Lybbe
5
Band 5
F
Don Bell
F
Foreign expert for Japan

Members

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