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 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 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 and U.S. fund management and investment counselling companies on business and registration issues, new products 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.).