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About Jeremy

Jeremy advises some of the largest pension plans and pension fund investment managers in Canada on plan and fund governance, pension fund investment and related structuring, divestiture, acquisition, funding and de-risking issues. He also advises several large North American professional sports leagues on implementation and taxation of athletes, officials and employee pension and cross-border compensation arrangements.

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.

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Recent representative matters include:

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Jeremy was awarded the 2024 OBA Award of Excellence in Pension and Benefits Law.

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

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 (Most Frequently Recommended: Pensions & Employee Benefits – Employer)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2024 (Pensions)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Employee Benefits Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Senior Statesperson – Pensions & Benefits). In the 2024 edition, clients note: "Jeremy Forgie is extremely knowledgeable and his practical advice adds value to matters" and "Jeremy has always been reliable and he has a brilliant legal mind." 

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2016–2023 (Band 1 – Pensions & Benefits) 

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Pensions – Leading Lawyer)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2023 (Pensions)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2022 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

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

Professional Activities

Jeremy has written and spoken across North America on a wide range of topics in the areas of pensions (including related investment, governance, fiduciary, liability, trust and custodial issues), employee benefits, executive compensation and related income tax and pension legislation issues.

He is a member of the Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Pension & Employee Benefits Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 1985
LLB, Queen's University – 1983
BA, Queen's University – 1980

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