Bryson A. Stokes
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2179

Bryson leads the Corporate & Commercial Practice Group in Toronto. He is also National Practice Group Leader of the Gaming group and Co-Practice Group Leader of the National Power group.

In January 2020, Bryson will assume the role of Firm Managing Partner.

Clients seek out Bryson’s expertise to structure, negotiate and implement complex commercial transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, mergers and strategic alliances (including partnerships and joint ventures). He also assists clients with reorganizations in many sectors, including highly regulated industries such as energy/power (power generation, renewable energy, district energy) and gaming.

Bryson’s gaming law expertise covers both commercial and regulatory matters. He regularly advises casino operators, investors, suppliers and financial institutions in respect of both land-based and online gaming matters. He also represents clients on joint ventures, M&A and other transactions involving the gaming industry.

Bryson acts for developers, contractors, governments and investors on a wide range of transactions (M&A, joint ventures, supply and off-take agreements) in the energy and power industries, as well as projects in the renewable energy, district energy, natural gas and co-generation subsectors.

Bryson is regional coordinator of the Blakes Japan practice.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Bryson has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (2020: Gaming & Licensing and Energy: Power (Transactional); 2019: Gaming & Licensing)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2017-2020 (Energy and Natural Resources: Power)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2016 (Energy)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2015 and 2016 (Recommended Lawyer: Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions)

PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Gaming, April 19, 2019.
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