Daniel R. Hayhurst
Daniel R. Hayhurst
Partner at Gowling WLG
(416)369-4635
(416) 862-7661
100 King St W, Suite 1600, 1 First Cdn Pl, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1989
Dan Hayhurst is the Head of the firm's Canadian Pension Practice Group and a member of the Tax Group. Dan's practice covers the entire pension landscape, including advising on governance, fiduciary duties, plan administration and interpretation, investments and investment structuring, custody and other third-party service arrangements, and tax issues. He advises clients on the risks and opportunities in the context of transactions such as mergers & acquisitions, plan mergers, wind-ups, and conversions, and has experience providing advice with respect to regulatory examinations/investigations and litigation. Dan has advised a variety of clients, including government, public and private sector plan administrators, trustees/custodians, employers, investment/fund managers, actuaries/consultants, and employee groups. He acts for both provincially and federally regulated pension plans in unionized and non-unionized environments that range from individual plans to large single and multi-employer plans. Dan consulted on the drafting of regulations under the Pension Benefits Act (Ontario), both during and after his secondment to the legal services branch of the Pension Commission of Ontario (now Financial Services Commission of Ontario). Dan has been recognized in Chambers Canada.
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