Robert W. Staley

Bennett Jones LLP

100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130
Toronto, ON M5X 1A4
Phone: (416) 777-4857
Fax: (416) 863-1716
E-mail: [email protected]

Rob is chair of the firm’s shareholder activism and critical situations practice group. He maintains a practice focused on complex securities litigation, securities regulation and enforcement, shareholder activism and securities class actions. He has a significant trial and appellate practice in all levels of court, including eleven appearances in the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appears regularly in contested proceedings before provincial securities commissions. Rob advises Boards of Directors, Audit Committees and Special Committees in connection with investigations, shareholder activism, takeover bids and litigious transactions. He advises both companies and dissidents in proxy contests. Rob is recognized by leading legal directories such as Lexpert®, Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, Benchmark and many more as a leading lawyer in dispute resolution. On four occasions Rob has been named as Canada's Securities Litigator of the Year. Peer-review publications have recognized Rob as "a brilliant lawyer", for "his skilled handling of complex cases", as "absolutely first rate at examining and cross-examining witnesses", for his "excellent courtroom presence", his ability to provide "practical and concise advice”, and as "a masterful strategic thinker".

Year Called to the Bar:1987 (ON)
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Consistently Recommended
Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability
Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Litigation - Securities
Repeatedly Recommended
Class Actions