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Chambers Global ranks 72% of Torys’ Canadian Partners in latest index

Torys continues to be recognized as a top-ranked firm in the 2019 edition of Chambers Global.

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.

First Capital Realty: 1 point 2 billion Canadian dollar strategic transaction

SCC says orphan wells cannot be ignored

“[B]ankruptcy is not a license to ignore rules”—so said the majority in Canada’s highest court in the Redwater decision.

This decision has serious implications that extend well beyond sector participants and lenders in the oil and gas landscape in Alberta.

Read analysis from our Calgary oil and gas practice on Redwater—and what businesses can expect going forward.

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With expertise at the forefront of this changing industry, Torys’ Mining Practice advises on many of the most significant Canada-related mining deals.

“Other Offshore Centers Will Follow Suit”: Cheryl Reicin on Bermuda’s Budding Cannabis Industry

How will Bermuda’s lifting of a ban on cannabis investment funds affect industry players in Canada?

Cornell Wright warns challenging role for directors in pending proxy season

Boards have plenty to keep in mind with proxy season around the corner.

SCC: Privacy is not an “all-or-nothing” concept

The doors are now open for courts to apply Canada’s constitutional privacy rules to alleged invasions of privacy—a move that has a potentially widespread impact on business.

Our privacy experts provides their commentary on what this latest decision from Canada’s highest court means for your company, its employees, and what challenges lie ahead.

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Outbound deal activity to the U.S. on the horizon for year ahead

Will U.S. President Trump’s 2018 corporate tax rate cut chill outbound dealmaking from Canada to the U.S.?

David Seville expects new social impact and sustainability bonds in coming year

“The universe of potential issuers is expanding” on the rise of green social and sustainable bonds in Canada.

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1.75 Billion Canadian Dollar Midstream Oil and Gas Joint Venture

Torys is the top Canadian firm for M&A in 2018

Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters have named Torys the number 1 Canadian law firm in 2018 in various categories. Read more about this achievement.

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SCC decision allowing long-term expats to vote won’t harm integrity of elections

Andrew Bernstein says Frank v Canada will make it hard to justify limits on expat voting.