Glen R. Johnson

Glen R. Johnson

Toronto: 416.865.8146
Fax 416.865.7380


BA, 1989
Queen’s University
LLB, 1992
Osgoode Hall Law School

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1994


Glen’s practice includes securities regulation and corporate finance matters, with a focus on domestic and cross-border securities offerings. He has been involved in a wide range of public equity and debt offerings, private placements and M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on structured products. He also advises Canadian issuers and securities industry participants on various regulatory compliance matters, including listings, governance and disclosure issues and regulation of market participants in Canada.

Representative Work

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Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2017-2021)

Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2018-2021)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets (2019-2021)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded Canadian lawyer in capital markets (2021)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in securities law (2014-2021)

Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate finance and securities (2012-2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate finance & securities (2011-2020)

Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in capital markets (2019-2020)

Which Lawyer?—Recommended Canadian lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2010-2012)



Professional Involvement

Glen has been an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School from 2007 to 2012, teaching the upper year securities regulation course.

He has also spoken on securities regulatory issues at a number of conferences.


Glen serves as the Director and Chair on the Leadership and Governance Committee of the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

Memberships and Affiliations

Glen is on the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Ontario Bar Association and he is a past member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.