Karrin Powys-Lybbe

Karrin Powys-Lybbe

Toronto: 416.865.7829
Fax 416.865.7380


BA, (Economics), 1991
University of Alberta
LLB, 1994
University of Toronto

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996


Karrin is co-head of the firm's M&A Practice. Karrin's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, corporate finance and corporate governance. She is a longtime trusted advisor to many clients, including companies in the Brookfield group. Karrin is the former managing partner of Torys' New York office and a former member of Torys’ Executive Committee.

Representative Work

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Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial: Ontario (2020-2022)

The Legal 500 Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and M&A (2021) 

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Market leader in capital markets: equity, private equity and M&A (2008-2022)

IFLR1000: Women Leaders (2020-2021)

Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law (2006-2022)

Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate finance and securities and corporate commercial law (2020-2021)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate finance & securities, corporate commercial law, mergers & acquisitions (2011-2021)

Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in capital markets (2014-2021)

Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2014-2015) and up and coming lawyer in corporate/M&A (2013)

Named a BTI Client Service All-Star by BTI Consulting Group's annual worldwide survey of leading corporate counsel. BTI Client Service All-Stars are identified solely and exclusively by corporate counsel (2016).

Expert Guides’ Women in Business Law—Leading lawyer in capital markets (2014)



Professional Involvement

Karrin is a former member of the board of the Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Memberships and Affiliations

Karrin was a member of the board of the Soulpepper Theatre Company (2011-2014).