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Torys LLP
Limited liability partnership
Industry Law
Founded Toronto, (1941)
Headquarters Toronto, New York City, Calgary, Montreal, Halifax
Products Legal advice

Torys LLP is a Canadian international corporate law firm with offices in Toronto, Calgary, New York, Montreal and Halifax. Torys serves clients in Canada, the United States, and globally. It is one of the Canadian "Seven Sisters" law firms.

Torys main practice areas are mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and major litigation matters. In addition, the firm has experience in a wide range of other practice areas, including restructuring and insolvency; taxation; competition and antitrust; environmental, health and safety; private equity and venture capital; financial institutions; pension and employment; intellectual property; technology and communications; life sciences; real estate; infrastructure and energy; and personal client services.[1] Torys tied for first place in 2015 regarding advising on public institutional investor direct deals, according to SWFI.[2]


The firm was founded in 1941 by Toronto business lawyer John Stewart Donald Tory. John S.D. Tory graduated at the top of his class at Osgoode Hall, and earned an S.J.D. from Harvard University. He practised with the W.N. Tilley law firm in Toronto for a few years and then launched his own firm with a focus on corporate law. In 1954, John S. D. Tory's sons, James M. Tory and John A. Tory, the father of Ontario politician John H. Tory, joined the firm.

In the 1960s the firm was renamed Tory Tory DesLauriers & Binnington. In 1999, it merged with the New York law firm Haythe & Curley, whose predecessor firm was established in 1948. The merged firm was briefly known as Tory Haythe, until the departure of named New York partner Thomas Haythe.[3] The firm then rebranded as Torys LLP.

In March 2011, Torys announced the opening of a Calgary office.[4]


  1. ^ "Torys LLP". Chambers and Partners. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "LEAGUE TABLES: Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Tie for First for 2015". Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute. 2016-01-28. 
  3. ^ "When clowns go bad | Canadian Lawyer Magazine". 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Torys Opens Calgary Office | Torys LLP". 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 

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