Rob Collins
Senior Counsel | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2519

Rob's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, institutional investment, private equity, professional practices, public corporations and commercial real estate. He has acted for a number of Canada's largest public and private corporations and financial institutions on their merger and acquisition activities and private equity investments.


  • Acting for Canada's largest accounting firms on auditor oversight issues and in their dealings with Canadian securities authorities and acting both for them and their regulators on various regulatory issues, including limited liability partnerships and proportionate liability
  • Acted for The CUMIS Group Limited on its acquisition by a joint venture of Co-operators Life Insurance Company and Central 1 Credit Union
  • Acted for EPCOR Utilities Inc. and Capital Power Corporation on the formation, and initial public offering, of Capital Power and the spin-out of EPCOR's power generation business to Capital Power
  • Acted for The Great-West Life Assurance Company and its affiliates, London Life Insurance Company and GWL Realty Advisors Inc., on their successful take-over bid for TGS North American REIT
  • Acted for Canadian institutional investors who are the lead investors in real estate funds set up to invest in the United States and Europe
  • Acting for International Finance Participation Trust and its sister Canadian and Cayman trusts that have raised over US$725-million to invest in loans to borrowers in emerging markets

Rob is regularly recognized for his expertise in a number of rankings and publications including:

  • The 2011 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Mid-Market)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2011 (Corporate Law and Real Estate Law)
  • Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2011 (Corporate Governance)
  • Law Business Research's Who's Who Legal: Canada 2010 (Corporate Governance)
  • PLC Cross-border Corporate Real Estate Handbook 2010