Robert W. McDowell

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

333 Bay St, Suite 2400, Bay Adelaide Ctr, Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6
Phone: (416) 865-4408
Fax: (416) 364-7813

Robert is the co-Chair of the Financial Institutions Group. Robert's business law practice specializes in advising life and general insurance companies, deposit taking institutions, cooperatives, credit unions and other financial institutions on transactional, financing, corporate, governance, regulatory and risk management matters. He has superb relations with and constantly deals with leading insurance and financial institution regulators in Canada. Robert has led several significant transactions in the insurance industry including advising: CCR RE being licensed as a reinsurance branch in Canada as of January 1, 2017 and the assumption reinsurance of the business of CCR in Canada to it; Aviva Canada Inc. on the acquisition of RBC General Insurance Company and entry into a 15-year strategic agreement with RBC completed June 30, 2016; Intact Financial Corporation on the acquisition of Canadian Direct Insurance from Canadian Western Bank completed in May 2015; The Co-Operators on the acquisition of Premier Group of Companies completed in April 2015; Esurance Insurance Company of Canada on its incorporation and licensing in 2015.

Year Called to the Bar:1972 (ON)
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