Scott Cochlan > Torys > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Capital Markets


Scott Cochlan is a leading capital markets lawyer with experience across industries, including oil and gas, industrials and manufacturing, and life sciences.

Scott is co-head of Torys’ Capital Markets Practice. His practice includes securities and corporate law, with an emphasis on corporate finance and M&A.

Scott’s pragmatic approach and extensive experience help issuers and underwriters in various complex matters, including domestic and cross-border public/private equity and debt financings, M&A, and other business reorganizations and restructurings.

Scott also represents senior and junior public issuers in numerous aspects of general corporate law and securities regulatory matters, including corporate governance, continuous disclosure, regulatory compliance and transaction implementation.


Alberta Bar, 1992


Scott is a past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Securities Law Section (Alberta Branch – South). He is a former member of the Alberta Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee. He also serves as a director and corporate secretary of a number of public and private corporations.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Scott CochlanTorys

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.