Three Torys partners included in Benchmark’s Top 25 Women in Litigation

We are delighted that Sheila Block, Patricia Jackson and Linda Plumpton are on Benchmark Litigation’s Canada-wide list for 2019.

88 Torys lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers

Torys experts from across 38 different practice areas have been recognized by Best Lawyers in their 2020 Canadian rankings.

Our culture and relationship-driven values help the best ideas rise to the top, and aid our lawyers as teams and individuals in serving our clients, the legal profession and our communities to the fullest.


Supreme Court rejects weakened test for attributing fraud to corporations

The Supreme Court of Canada has held that when an officer of a corporation defrauds that corporation as part a larger fraudulent scheme, the officer’s fraud is not attributed to the company.

Torys has successfully represented a victim of the fraud who argued the single-purpose entities in which she had been fraudulently induced to invest were themselves victims, not perpetrators of the fraud. This allowed the victim to recover a portion of her lost investment.

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With one of the country’s top teams, we have a long history helping clients in financial services take the lead in the sector, from assisting with fintech acquisitions to ongoing regulatory guidance.

Torys wins “Law Firm of the Year” for energy law

We have been named the firm of the year for energy law by Best Lawyers. Learn more about the win and our team’s leading work in the sector.

Scott Semer says proposed regulations are “a home run for Treasury”

New York partner Scott Semer shares his thoughts on the proposed regulations announced by the U.S. Treasury and IRS.

The uncertainty behind Ontario’s limitation periods

A recent trend of case law from the Ontario Court of Appeal has infused uncertainty into the two-year claims bar, calling into question when two years really means two years.

Our lawyers unpack this new trend and discuss whether it’s welcome news or not. It may be a welcome development for plaintiffs that expands the time in which they must bring a claim. But defendants now lack the certainty that after two years a claim can no longer be brought.

Our read on for our full analysis.

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Dany Assaf explores data-driven future for antitrust law

Dany has co-written a Globe and Mail piece that explores how the domination of big tech will define next century of antitrust law.

Cornell Wright speaks on M&A Quarterly article with The Globe and Mail

Co-head of M&A Cornell Wright speaks with The Globe and Mail on trends discussed in his latest Torys Quarterly piece.

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Eileen McMahon awarded LMG’s top female lawyer in Life Sciences

Congratulations to Eileen McMahon who has been recognized in the Americas Women in Business Awards 2019.

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Stephanie Stimpson says lack of new pipelines largely responsible for deals freeze in Canada

Read what Calgary partner Stephanie Stimpson had to say on Canadian energy deals.