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Chairman: Robert Prichard
Managing Partner: Matthew Cockburn
Number of partners: 132
Number of lawyers: 359

Firm Overview:
Torys LLP is an international business law firm that works with clients who expect the best advice and exceptional service. Torys’ dedication to excellence across practice areas and industries has resulted in an enviable record of experience in Canada and globally. Teamwork is one of the firm’s distinguishing features, reflected in all aspects of how the firm partners with clients and collaborates internally. Long-standing clients continue to retain Torys not only for its excellent service and legal expertise, but also because of a shared value for lasting partnerships based on trust and respect.

Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets:
Torys’ cross-border capital markets lawyers have expertise as lead transaction counsel and strategic advisers in both domestic and international capital markets in structuring and implementing sophisticated, innovative financing transactions and traditional financing deals.

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Torys’ M&A practice is well known for its experience in sophisticated, complex and innovative M&A. M&A lawyers are involved in high-profile public and private M&A, for both small and mid-sized companies. The firm is known for delivering seamless cross-border M&A services across Canada and the US.

Banking & Debt Finance:
Torys has a distinguished history of involvement in Canada’s banking industry and in its finance markets. The group is renowned for providing regulatory counsel, as well as for its international financing expertise.

Tax:
Torys’ tax practice provides sophisticated domestic, cross-border and international tax advice, planning and structuring in connection with M&A, divestitures, leveraged recapitalisations and buyouts, corporate finance transactions and restructuring matters.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s litigators act in a wide range of disputes across all arms of their clients’ businesses and across industries. Torys has a leading class actions defence practice, with its Montréal office as a hub for civil and common law class action matters.

Corporate Restructuring & Advisory:
The firm’s corporate restructuring and advisory group has played a central role in most recent major Canadian corporate insolvencies, restructurings and workouts, and has extensive experience in US-Canada cross-border and international bankruptcies, creditor protection applications and reorganisations.

Competition & Foreign Investment Review:
Torys is internationally recognised as having one of Canada’s leading competition law practices. The group advises clients on all aspects of competition law, and represents parties to some of the most high-profile Canadian and international merger transactions and leading cartel and abuse of dominance investigations and class actions.

Intellectual Property:
Torys’ intellectual property lawyers, patent and trademark agents, and technical consultants serve clients in a range of sectors, from life sciences and consumer products to environment and government. The group is recognised for its broad technical expertise, legal experience and industry savvy in advising on the creation, selection, acquisition, registration, prosecution, management, exploitation, enforcement and protection of its clients’ IP rights.

Infrastructure & Energy:
Torys’ cross-border infrastructure and energy practice represents international clients with transactions throughout the entire life cycle of infrastructure assets and services, from greenfield projects, through operations to secondary transactions. The group also handles transmission and distribution aspects of traditional and renewable power technologies. The group has advised on over 100 major infrastructure and PPP projects in Canada, the US and beyond.

Oil & Gas:
The firm has a leading international practice advising explorers, producers, service providers, marketers and investors on major corporate and M&A transactions, and on a variety of oil and gas projects across Canada, the US and globally—from exploration and production to processing and transportation.

Mining & Metals:
Torys is deeply involved in all aspects of mining and mineral resource development, including complex domestic and international regulatory environments related to mining projects. Torys assists clients with exploration and development agreements, royalty agreements, joint venture arrangements, engineering and service contracts, sales contracts and international concession arrangements.

Other Areas of Practice:
The firm’s areas of practice cover an extensive breadth of expertise and include: Indigenous, board advisory and governance, environmental, life sciences, pensions and employment, private equity, real estate, and technology practices.

Clients:
Torys acts as counsel for all major Canadian banks; three of the largest insurance companies in the country; nine of the largest and most active pension funds in Canada, including CPP Investments, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, OMERS, PSPIB, Caisse and AIMCO; and Canadian global players, including Rogers, Loblaw, BlackBerry, Fairfax, Enbridge and Husky Energy. The firm also counts among its clients a variety of international giants, including Brookfield, Thomson Reuters, Pfizer, Aditya Birla Group, Starwood Group, AbbVie, ArcelorMittal, KKR, Mitsubishi, Franco-Nevada and Alamos Gold.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Canada 2022 High Net Worth 2021

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Blair W Keefe
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Glen R Johnson
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Frank IacobucciAboriginal Law
Patricia D S JacksonDispute Resolution: Litigation
Band 1
Adam E DeleanBanking & Finance
Blair W KeefeBanking & Finance: Financial Services
Michael K FeldmanCapital Markets: Securitisation
Omar K WakilCompetition/Antitrust
John A TerryDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Sheila R BlockDispute Resolution: Litigation
Charles KeizerEnergy: Power (Regulatory)
Krista F HillEnergy: Power (Transactional)
Eileen M McMahonIntellectual Property
Matthew W CockburnPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Michael AkkawiPrivate Equity: Buyouts
Mark WS BainProjects: PPP & Infrastructure
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Glen R JohnsonCapital Markets: Debt & Equity
Linda M PlumptonCompetition/Antitrust: Litigators
Matthew W CockburnCorporate/M&A

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