Robert W. Staley

Bennett Jones LLP

100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130
Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
Phone: (416) 777-4857
Fax: (416) 863-1716

Robert Staley's practice focuses on complex commercial, securities and class action litigation, securities enforcement and shareholder activism. He has a broad trial and appellate practice in all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and before provincial securities commissions. Rob regularly advises boards of directors and board committees in connection with internal and regulatory investigations and in connection with litigious transactions. Peer-review publications have recognized Rob as "a brilliant lawyer — he's a real strategist, has the ability to see the big picture, and does a superb job … in court", for "his skilled handling of complex cases", as "absolutely first rate at examining and cross-examining witnesses", for his "excellent courtroom presence", his ability to provide "practical and concise advice”, as "a masterful strategic thinker" and as “an extremely able, tactical lawyer who always knows cases inside-out". In both 2014 and 2015, a peer review publication recognized Rob as Canada's Securities Litigator of the Year. Rob is the Chair of the firm's Shareholder Activism and Critical Situations Practice Group. Rob has served as Chair of the firm's Securities Litigation Practice Group and as co-Chair of the Litigation Department.

Year Called to the Bar:1987 (ON)
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