Kenneth W. McCarter

W. Kenneth McCarter

Senior Counsel
Toronto: 416.865.7305
Fax 416.865.7380


LLM, 1980
Cambridge University
LLB (Hons.), 1979
University of Toronto
BA (Hons.), 1976
University of British Columbia

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1982


Ken McCarter is a senior corporate and commercial lawyer. His practice focuses on corporate law pertaining to the structure of Canadian multinational corporate groups. Within Canada, Ken has been involved in a number of complex reorganizations of both the Thomson family holding companies and Thomson Reuters Corporation. Outside Canada, Ken’s practice focuses on the financing of major U.S., U.K. and other investments. He is knowledgeable about corporate and tax law in jurisdictions such as the U.S., the U.K., Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Bermuda. Ken is also experienced in the regulation and governance of federal Crown corporations.


Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and securities law (2013-2017)



  • Corporations in the Thomson family group
  • Corporations in the Thomson Reuters Corporation group


Ken is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and Chair of the Massey College Quadrangle Society. He is a Director of the University of Toronto Press and a member of the Toronto Leadership Circle for the University of British Columbia capital campaign. Ken is active in the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto. He is a Vice-Chair and director of Canada’s National Ballet School.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association