Glen Johnson > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Capital Markets


A leading lawyer in his field, Glen has a wealth of securities regulatory knowledge and capital markets experience guiding major underwriters and issuers in their domestic and cross-border equity and debt finance matters.

Glen regularly guides clients in their securities regulation and corporate finance matters, particularly in the area of domestic and cross-border securities offerings. He works with clients on a wide range of public equity and debt offerings, private placements and M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on structured products.

Glen also counsels Canadian issuers and securities industry participants on regulatory compliance matters, including listings, governance and disclosure issues and regulation of market participants in Canada.


Ontario Bar, 1994


Glen is on the Securities Law Subcommittee of the Ontario Bar Association and is a past member of the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.

Glen has been an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School from 2007 to 2012, teaching the upper year securities regulation course. He has also spoken on securities regulatory issues at a number of conferences.

In the community, Glen serves as the Director and Chair on the Leadership and Governance Committee of the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Glen JohnsonTorys

Torys‘ capital markets team is a go-to practice for issuers across a number of industries, and stands out for its considerable experience in the financial services sector. The department’s experience is not only limited to matters such as IPOs, follow-on and debt offerings, but to novel transactions including advising banks on the use of limited recourse capital notes (LRCNs). The team also offers significant securitization expertise, with highlights including Jim Hong and Michael Feldman leading TD Securities’ C$450m offering of residential mortgage-backed securities. Beyond that, it counts among its clients a number of major investors, including Brookfield and RBC. It also differentiates itself thanks to its active New York office, allowing it to coordinate transactional work on cross-border placements. Rima Ramchandani and David Seville lead the Toronto-based team, advising on cross-border work and securities transactions, respectively. Scott Cochlan leads the Calgary-based team, with significant experience in the oil and gas sector as well as emerging markets. Glen Johnson is known for his comprehensive securities regulation offering, and Brett Saulnier is a key contact at the associate level.