Karrin Powys-Lybbe

Karrin Powys-Lybbe

New York: 212.880.6229
Toronto: 416.865.7829
Fax 212.682.0200


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

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1996


Karrin Powys-Lybbe's practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and related party transactions for companies in a variety of industries. Karrin has represented both issuers and investment banks in a variety of public offerings for debt and equity. She does ongoing corporate and securities work for a number of clients, including companies in the Brookfield group. Karrin has been involved in more than 60 debt and equity offerings for the Brookfield group of companies totalling over C$20 billion. Karrin is a member of Torys’ Executive Committee and the managing partner of Torys' New York office.

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Best Lawyers' Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate law (2006-2018) and project finance law (2011)

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).

Legal Media Group/Euromoney's IFLR1000 The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms—Leading lawyer in capital markets (2008-2018)

Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Leading lawyer in corporate/M&A (2014-2015) and up and coming lawyer in corporate/M&A (2013)

Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets (2014-2015)

Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate finance & securities (2011-2017); corporate commercial law and in M&A (2013-2017)

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

Practical Law Company’s Which Lawyer?—Recognized lawyer in capital markets: debt and equity (2010-2012)

Practical Law Company’s Cross-border Capital Markets Handbook—Recommended leading practitioner (2007/2008)

Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Up-and-coming practitioner in corporate finance (2006)

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media’s Guide to the leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—One of Canada’s 40 corporate lawyers to watch (2006)



Memberships and Affiliations

Soulpepper Theatre Company (2011-2014)