Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork. Our record of experience combined with the insight and imagination we bring to our work has made us our clients' choice for their largest and most complex transactions and major disputes. We believe that clients should respect, trust and like their legal counsel. As a result, our clients tend to be deeply loyal. In return, they receive our exceptional commitment and value, as well as enduring professional and personal bonds.
Torys regularly assists clients with international and multi-jurisdictional transactions, including acquisitions and investments in North America, as well as in international lending, project finance and capital markets transactions. Our global clients include major corporations, state-owned organizations and sovereign wealth funds. We have worked on many transactions for clients in India, China, Russia (and the former Soviet Union), Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, as well as many countries in Europe and South America. We have demonstrated experience working alongside local counsel in jurisdictions around the world.PRINCIPAL AREAS OF PRACTICE
Corporate and Capital Markets/M&A: (Contacts: Kevin Morris, (416) 865-7633, email@example.com; Karrin Powys-Lybbe, (416) 865-7829, firstname.lastname@example.org; Andrew Beck, (212) 880-6010, email@example.com; Scott Cochlan, (403) 776-3784, firstname.lastname@example.org) This practice encompasses traditional and innovative financing transactions in the domestic and international capital markets. The firm's work includes mergers and acquisitions; corporate finance; corporate reorganizations; debt finance and lending; structured finance and securitization; private equity and venture capital; technology, media and telecom; commercial real estate; and infrastructure and energy. Clients include major corporations; entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors; investment funds; major US, Canadian and foreign investors; commercial and merchant banks; and major financial institutions. Torys also regularly advises all levels of government and many of Canada's prominent families.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution: (Contacts: Crawford Smith, (416) 865-8209, email@example.com; Luigi Cusano, (403) 776-3797, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sylvie Rodrigue, (514) 868-5601, email@example.com; David Wawro, (212) 880-6288, firstname.lastname@example.org) Torys' litigators have widely recognized expertise as counsel, appearing before all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario, and before the Federal Court, the Supreme Court and the courts of other provinces. With extensive trial and appellate dispute resolution experience in the United States and Canada, the firm's litigation practice is equipped to take on complex disputes in both countries. The practice involves commercial disputes of all forms, including proxy fights, shareholder disputes, take-over bids, oppression claims, valuations, competition issues and restraint-of-trade claims. Torys also has special expertise in competition and antitrust disputes; class actions; constitutional and defamation matters; pension and employment issues; tax disputes; health law matters; professional liability matters; and intellectual property disputes.
Infrastructure and Energy: (Contacts: Mark Bain, (416) 865-7349, email@example.com; Krista Hill, (416) 865-7953, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ron Deyholos, (403) 776-3718, email@example.com) This practice represents Canadian, US and international clients in structuring, developing, constructing, financing, managing, operating, buying and selling infrastructure and energy projects. The group handles the regulatory, transmission and distribution aspects of traditional and renewable power technologies, and manages transactions involving all types of infrastructure asset classes, including ports, toll roads, bridges, schools, hospitals, airports, long-term care facilities, medical laboratories and diagnostic facilities. We have expertise in all aspects of the oil and gas sector. We have advised clients on a variety of projects across Canada and internationally, from exploration and production to processing and transportation. Our clients include explorers, producers, service providers, marketers and investors.
Banking and Finance: (Contacts: Adam Delean, (416) 8650-8232, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jonathan Weisz (416) 865-8157, email@example.com) Torys has extensive bench strength and experience in domestic and international debt-based financings. We represent borrowers and lenders in the public and private markets, acting on secured and unsecured bank financings, bond offerings, project financings, securitizations, derivatives and other debt-based financings arrangements. The firm is particularly renowned for its international financing expertise, including cross-border work between the United States and Canada, and for its pre-eminent project finance team.
Competition and Antitrust: (Contact: Jay Holsten, (416) 865-7523, firstname.lastname@example.org; Omar Wakil, (416) 865-7635, email@example.com; Dany Assaf, (416) 865-7303, firstname.lastname@example.org) Torys is internationally recognized as having one of Canada's leading competition law practices. Our practice involves representing clients on all aspects of competition law, including complex merger review, cartel investigations and follow-on class actions, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters, litigation, marketing and distribution, and compliance. In addition, Torys has a leading foreign investment practice, with extensive experience in handling Investment Canada Act reviews before both the Investment Review Division and the Cultural Sector Investment Review directorate.
Financial Institutions: (Contact: Blair Keefe, (416) 865-8164, email@example.com) Torys acts as corporate counsel to some of Canada's largest life insurance companies and banks, as well as to a number of property and casualty companies, merchant banks, and major foreign banks that have established Canadian banking subsidiaries or non-bank subsidiaries in Canada. We assist in mergers and acquisitions and divestitures; public and private financings in the United States and Canada; demutualizations; cross-border tax, employment and insolvency matters; and dispute resolution. Torys also works with industry associations, regulators and governmental agencies on special projects and policy initiatives.
Intellectual Property: (Contacts: Conor McCourt, (416) 865-8181, firstname.lastname@example.org; Eileen McMahon, (416) 865-7676, email@example.com) Torys' intellectual property lawyers, patent and trade-mark agents, and technical consultants serve clients in the life sciences, consumer products, e-commerce, media, telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, energy, environmental and governmental sectors. Our services include the protection, commercial exploitation and management of intellectual property rights and assets, including patents, trade-marks, copyright and industrial designs; intellectual property litigation; food and drug regulatory applications, approvals and agreements; marketing, packaging and labelling of products; and clinical trial arrangements.
Mining and Metals: (Contacts: Michael Amm, (416) 865-8140, firstname.lastname@example.org; Michael Pickersgill, (416) 865-8180, email@example.com) Torys has a long history of involvement in all aspects of mining and mineral resource development, including in the complex domestic and international regulatory environments related to mining projects. Torys assists domestic and international clients with exploration and development agreements, royalty agreements, joint venture arrangements, engineering and service contracts, sales contracts and international concession arrangements.
Pension and Employment: (Contact: Mitch Frazer, (416) 865-8220, firstname.lastname@example.org) Torys' full-service advice on pensions, benefits, employment and compensation in Canada, the United States and internationally includes advice on pension and benefit plans, fund administration, sponsorship, governance, and compliance with federal income tax law and provincial standards legislation. We also advise human resources personnel, compensation committees and directors on personnel practices; discrimination; employment, change-of-control, compensation, non-competition and confidentiality agreements; terminations; executive contracts; retention arrangements; supplementary retirement plans; and incentive-compensation arrangements, including stock options, phantom stock, share appreciation rights and deferred share unit plans.
Technology: (Contact: David Chaikof, (416) 865-8126, email@example.com) Torys' Technology practice represents a wide variety of domestic and multinational new-economy and traditional enterprises in their creation, acquisition, use and commercial exploitation of a multitude of technologies and intellectual property. We serve the spectrum of clients in the technology sector, including start-up enterprises, later-stage and growth companies, private equity firms, venture capital investors, lenders and technology-oriented investment dealers.
Taxation: (Contact: Corrado Cardarelli, (416) 865-7386, firstname.lastname@example.org) We provide national and international tax management advice to multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, financial institutions, issuers, private equity investment fund and pension fund sponsors, venture capital investors and start-up companies. The group is particularly known for its expertise in managing complex transactions and structuring challenges in the United States and Canada.
Restructuring and Insolvency: (Contacts: Tony DeMarinis, (416) 865-8162, email@example.com; William Gray, Jr., (212) 880-6336, firstname.lastname@example.org) Our highly experienced group of lawyers is dedicated to the practice of financial restructuring and insolvency. The firm has played a central role in most recent major Canadian corporate insolvencies, restructurings and workouts, and has extensive experience in Canada-US cross-border and other international bankruptcies, creditor-protection applications and reorganizations.
Environmental, Health and Safety: (Contact: Dennis Mahony, (416) 865-8214, email@example.com) Torys has one of Canada's most recommended environmental law groups. It is international in scope, with a particular focus on the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We advise on corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities and debt financings; in litigation and dispute resolution, including environmental assessments, toxic torts, Superfund cases, and citizen-suit and criminal defence matters; on compliance and regulatory matters; on environmental management systems; and on the investigation, remediation and development of contaminated sites, including brownfields.
Real Estate: (Contact: David Dell, (416) 865-8100, firstname.lastname@example.org) Torys' commercial real estate lawyers advise on the development, ownership, management and leasing of retail, office, industrial, hotel, resort and residential projects, as well as on infrastructure projects. We represent US, Canadian and international investors, lenders and developers; vendors and purchasers in purchase and sale transactions; and borrowers and lenders in the public and private markets in conventional and innovative financing of commercial properties, and in project financing of industrial facilities.
Further Information and Other Services: For further information, please contact Les Viner, Managing Partner, at (416) 865-8107, or visit www.torys.com.