Peter Jewett practises a wide range of corporate and securities law. He has particular expertise advising senior management and boards of directors of major corporations and several not-for-profit organizations on a broad range of topics, including current issues of corporate governance. Peter is experienced with national and international mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. He has participated in many of Canada’s largest acquisitions and divestitures, including privatizations of major federal and provincial enterprises. Peter has served on numerous committees investigating securities and corporate law for the Ontario Securities Commission and the Canadian Bar Association. He is the chair of Torys’ Capital Markets Practice.
Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions law, and securities law (2016-2017)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in Canada, corporate/commercial (2016-2017)
Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal—M&A (2008-2010) and capital markets (debt and equity) (2015)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (“a distinguished M&A veteran”) (2008-2016)
Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal Canada—Capital markets and M&A (2010-2014) and corporate governance (2010, 2013-2015)
The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and M&A (2014-2016)
Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial law, and in M&A (2010-2015)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial law, M&A, corporate finance & securities (2007-2014)
Law Business Research's International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers—Leading Canadian lawyer (2013)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Leading Canadian lawyer in corporate/M&A (2012)
Lexpert's Special Law Inserts appearing in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business Magazine—Most frequently recommended lawyer in corporate commercial, and corporate finance and securities (2011)
Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR1000 The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading Canadian lawyer in M&A (“Torys’ star M&A lawyer”) (2011)
Lexpert's Cross-Border Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Leading cross-border practitioner in M&A (2009-2010)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? Yearbook—Leading Canadian lawyer in corporate/M&A and directors duties and liabilities (2010)
Real Time News' LawDay—Leading lawyer in corporate law (2009)
Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer? Yearbook—Leading Canadian lawyer in corporate/M&A; recognized Canadian lawyer in corporate governance (2007 and 2009)
Lexpert/American Lawyer's Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial, corporate finance and in M&A (2008-2009)
Thomson/Carswell's Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—M&A (2008)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC’s IFLR 1000, Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading lawyer in M&A (2008)
Legal Media Group and IFLR's Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers—Pre-eminent practitioner (2006)
Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the Top 100 Industry Specialists in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate finance (2006)
Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Guide to the 100 Most Creative Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate, corporate finance and in M&A (2006)
Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Corporate Governance Lawyers—Leading lawyer in Canada (2005)
Lexpert-Thomson-FindLaw’s Guide to the Leading 100 Canada/U.S. Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada—Leading practitioner in M&A (2005)
Peter has taught securities regulation in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences on securities law, corporate law and legal opinions.
For the last six years, Peter has conducted orientation sessions on governance for new chairs and chairs of independent schools and orientation sessions for school governors at several Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS). Peter chaired the CAIS Governance Steering Committee that oversaw the publication of the CAIS Guide to Governance. CAIS includes over 90 schools in Canada, Bermuda, the Dominican Republic and Switzerland. Its key activities are to establish national standards/best practices and accreditation processes, research and targeted professional development.
Peter is Chair of the Canadian Accounting Standards Oversight Council.
Peter is Chair of the Board of Directors of CAIS. He is also the Chair Designate of the Shaw Festival Board of Governors.