Gregory J. Winfield

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr
Toronto, ON M5K 1E6
Phone: (416) 601-7907
Fax: (416) 868-0673
E-mail: [email protected]

Counsel in the firm’s Pensions, Benefits & Executive Compensation Group in the Toronto office. He provides strategic legal advice to employers with respect to pension plans, profit-sharing plans, registered retirement savings plans, welfare benefits plans, retirement compensation arrangements and other areas of executive compensation. Has broad experience with compliance and plan administration, the treatment of plans on purchase or sale of a business and corporate reorganizations, and provides advice as to entitlement to use of surplus assets. Involved in the first decisions relating to contested partial wind-ups of pension plans, the deemed trust provisions of the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario) and the first underfunded pension plan restructuring in CCAA (Algoma, 2001). Served as Canadian counsel in the seminal “Freshfields Report” on Responsible Investing for UN. Acted for employer in establishment of Canada's first ELHT. Frequently acts on pension investment matters for the largest pension plans in Canada and has expertise dealing with public-sector pension plans, including structuring of investments and debt offerings. Rated as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global (2017), Chambers Canada (2018) and The Best Lawyers in Canada (2018). Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1988.

Year Called to the Bar:1988 (ON)
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