Chambers Global 2010 names 11 of Torys' lawyers among Canada's top corporate/M&A lawyers

February 23, 2010

Peter Jewett, Sharon Geraghty, Philip Brown, Matthew Cockburn, Stephen Donovan, Jamie Scarlett, Marlene Davidge, Richard Balfour, Patricia Koval, Kevin Morris and John Emanoilidis are among Canada's top-ranked corporate/M&A lawyers in Chambers & Partners' Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide 2010.

A wide range of sources commend this group, with its mixture of experience and reliability a major draw. The team has significant users, including National Bank Financial, Thomson Reuters and IPIC.

  • Peter Jewett is a top-notch jewel in the crown at Torys. He represented Petro-Canada in its merger with Suncor Energy.
  • Richard Balfour acted for Sun Life Financial in the C$2.3 billion sale of its ownership stake in CI Financial to Scotiabank.
  • Patricia Koval represented RBC Capital Markets in a matter involving RioCan REIT.
  • Marlene Davidge is known for her prolific asset and wealth management work. 
  • Sharon Geraghty, co-head of Torys' M&A group, is an excellent choice for domestic and cross-border acquisitions and is also active in banking.
  • Philip Brown is noted for his amenable approach. He creates win-win solutions and eschews aggression.
  • James Scarlett's practice covers corporate finance, M&A and corporate governance.
  • Matthew Cockburn is a measured and thoughtful individual who is raising his profile in the market. 
  • Kevin Morris is very pragmatic and just great at building business relationships. He is singled out as a potential next generation leader.
  • Stephen Donovan co-heads the private equity group, and represents clients in acquisitions, financings and exit strategies.
  • John Emanoilidis also acted for RBC Capital Markets, working on a C$184 million secondary offering of trust units.
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