Rory ffrench is a Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. He is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, investments, strategic transactions and reorganizations, with particular expertise in cross-border and multijurisdictional matters. As part of his practice, he also provides strategic advice to clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including strategic alliances, joint ventures, partnerships, the establishment and structuring of Canadian operations, and other day-to-day legal matters. Rory’s experience collaborating with and advising strategic, private equity and other financial sponsor clients spans a broad set of industries, including agribusiness, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, infrastructure, sports, media and entertainment, and technology. Rory’s corporate and M&A experience has been enhanced by his time as a visiting associate in the Amsterdam office of a major international law firm and as a legal secondee to a foreign investment bank. Prior to joining Blakes, Rory also spent a number of years working in the financial advisory group of one of the big four accounting firms where he earned his chartered accountant designation.