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Bennett Jones LLP, Susan Seller, Toronto, CANADA

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Susan Seller

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Bennett Jones LLP

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Employment Services


Partner, Co-Head of Employment Services


Susan heads the firm's national pension and benefits practice and is co-head of the Employment Services Practice Group. She advises corporations and other organizations on issues relating to plan governance, administration and compliance, pension fund investment and fiduciary duties. Susan also advises on pension and benefit issues arising in corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, as well as insolvencies and restructurings. She also assists with executive compensation matters, incentive and stock-based compensation and supplementary retirement plans, and advises clients on a full range of benefit issues arising in the general employment law and unionized context. Susan has represented both public and private companies and other organizations on a wide variety of pension matters, including regulatory proceedings, pension asset transfers and surplus payments. Prior to joining Bennett Jones, she was a partner at the Toronto office of an international law firm and was also previously with a major Canadian consulting firm. She also regularly counsels pension committees and boards with respect to pension governance matters. In addition to her practice, Susan regularly writes and speaks on pension and employee benefit topics, and is the author of the Halsbury's Laws of Canada volume on pensions released in 2011, the Ontario Pension Law Handbook, Second edition (2006), and the former consulting editor of Federal & Ontario Pension Legislation. She formerly served on the teaching faculty of The Directors College on pension governance issues. In addition, she completed her part-time LL.M. (Labour and Employment) at Osgoode Hall Law School.


Susan has been a member of the Executive of the Canadian Bar Association's National Pension and Benefits Law Section, and was actively involved in submissions on legislative reform in the pension area. Her other professional memberships include the Association of Canadian Pension Management, the Pension and Benefits Section of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute.


University of Alberta, BA (Hon.), 1980, with First Class Honours | University of Toronto, LLB, 1985 | York University (Osgoode Hall Law School), LLM, 2009



Within: Pensions

The ‚Äėtop-notch team‚Äô at Bennett Jones LLP¬†stands out for its ‚Äėhighly professional and grounded lawyers‚Äô. Most notably, Toronto-based employment services co-lead Susan Seller¬†is ‚Äėvery knowledgeable, personable and level headed‚Äô; she advised¬†Schlumberger Production Management on the employment and pensions aspects of its C$1.3bn acquisition, together with Torxen Energy, of the Palliser Block assets in Alberta.

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