Jeremy J. Forgie
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-3888

Jeremy advises some of the largest pension plans and pension fund investment managers in Canada on plan and fund governance, pension fund investment, divestiture, acquisition, funding and de-risking issues. He also works with some of Canada's largest public corporations in advising on the design, implementation and taxation of executive and directors incentive and stock compensation plans.

In addition, Jeremy advises private- and public-sector employers, numerous Canadian and foreign consulting firms and financial institutions on pension fund investment structures, cross-border, pension legislation, tax, trust and benefit issues arising in connection with corporate transactions, privatizations, insolvencies, funding issues, ongoing compliance with regulatory requirements and the development and documentation of pension and employee benefit plans and related funding and custody arrangements.


Recent representative matters include:

  • Counsel to SCOR Global Life in relation to the C$5-billion Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada/Bell Canada (BCE Inc.) pension de-risking insurance contract

  • Counsel to Borealis Infrastructure and LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services in connection with LifeLabs' acquisition of CML Healthcare Inc., a transaction valued at C$1.22-billion


Jeremy is recognized as a leader in pension and employee benefits law in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Ranked in Band 1 - “Jeremy Forgie produces high-quality transactional pensions and benefits work. 'He is my trusted adviser and ranks as number one among all my service providers. He understands issues quickly and finds practical solutions,' explained one source.”)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Employee Benefits Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Pensions - Leading Lawyers)

  • Acritas Stars 2019: Independently Rated Lawyers (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2019 (Ranked in Band 1)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019 (category ranked in Pensions and Employee Benefits as “Most Frequently Recommended”)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Ranked in Band 1)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 (Ranked in Band 1 - "Jeremy Forgie is highly regarded for his representation of a number of prestigious pension investment funds and public corporations. According to one client, 'his depth of knowledge is excellent, his speed of recall is very sharp and he is intelligent. He knows how to get to the heart of what really matters.'")

Jeremy was also named Best Lawyers' 2014 Toronto Employee Benefits Law "Lawyer of the Year."