September 20, 2008
Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR1000 has published its 2008 rankings and analysis of the best financial law firms operating in more than 100 markets worldwide. In the guide, Torys ranks among the top firms in Canada in the following areas, along with several practitioners in each area:
Clients like RBC, Bank of Nova Scotia, and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan serve as evidence of Torys' preferred status in the market. Blair Keefe is particularly regarded for his regulatory expertise and steady relationships with many of these premier clients. Torys' cross-border regulatory expertise and expanding insurance practice are also of note.
Triad Guaranty Insurance and National Mortgage Guaranty Insurance in the incorporation of the two companies, in their offering of mortgage-guarantee insurance throughout Canada, and in subsequent filings between the insurance provider and CMHC
Torys' reputation brings it a diverse client base of financial institutions and public companies, many of which retain the firm in other practice areas as well.
Scotia Capital as the lead underwriter in Scotiabank's C$345 million offering of preferred shares
Mergers and Acquisitions
Torys has had a respectable year of representations, advising several large clients in the commodities and technology sectors. Torys also increased its already deep bench in M&A work with the lateral hire of Omar Wakil.
Torys has had a year of high-profile representations in the infrastructure sector. From nuclear and cogenerating power plants to bridges, the firm has entrenched itself in infrastructure work.
the lending consortium in the C$165 million project financing of the Deh Cho Bridge in the Northwest Territories