Robert Black is a partner in the firm's Toronto office. Robert practises corporate and securities law, with an ‎emphasis on commercial transactions, securities and corporate finance, private equity, investment funds ‎and hedge funds, mining and resource company transactions, corporate governance and mergers and ‎acquisitions.‎

Robert is a former member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission, ‎which is the senior advisory committee to the Chair and staff of the OSC. The Committee is composed of ‎senior partners of various Toronto law firms and its members are chosen by application.‎

Robert has acted for numerous corporations and their boards of directors with respect to commercial ‎transactions, public and private financings, mining and resource transactions, corporate governance, ‎mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law matters.‎

He also advises Canadian and U.S. investment dealers, investment funds and hedge funds with respect to ‎securities offerings, regulatory compliance, registration and trading issues. He represents private equity ‎and pension funds, crown corporations and other institutions on investments, financings and regulatory ‎matters and also acts for Canadian, U.S. and offshore fund managers and investment management ‎companies on business and registration issues, new products, financings and regulatory matters.‎

Prior to joining the firm as a partner in 2009, Robert was a partner at another prominent national law firm, ‎where he practised for 15 years. Earlier in his legal career, Robert was Senior Counsel and Vice-President ‎with Merrill Lynch Canada and Manager, Listings at The Toronto Stock Exchange. He also worked as a ‎Corporate Finance and International Markets lawyer at the Ontario Securities Commission.‎

Robert is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Bachelor of Arts – B.A. and Bachelor of Laws –‎‎ LL.B.) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (Master of Laws – LL.M.).‎