Robert S. Murphy

Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

Robert S. Murphy

Robert S. Murphy

Partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

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Robert S. Murphy is trusted by clients to be “very practical, very knowledgeable and good at thinking things through,” Rob brings a combination of commercial insight and practical know-how to his clients’ critical capital markets matters.
Client – Chambers Canada 2019

Rob advises clients on a broad range of transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities and structured products, asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, equity monetizations, corporate governance and loan financings.

Known for his expertise in securities law, Rob is regularly consulted by public companies – including mining and oil and gas companies – on disclosure issues and general commercial matters. He also acts for issuers and underwriters in major cross-border transactions and advises major U.S. investment banks on securities law compliance issues concerning Canadian offerings.

Rob is a former member of the Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.

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LLB
Class of 1996

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, the university predated the founding of Canada by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares (3,500 acres) of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate, graduate and professional faculties and schools. The Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women, and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's secularized and changed to its present legal name.

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Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is a law firm focused on high-stakes matters. They are fearless in approach and methodical in execution, taking issues seriously. Because excellence isn’t a talking point for them. It’s their starting point. They work in a fundamentally different way, starting with the structure of their firm and ending with the results they achieve for their clients. They are a true partnership. This frees them to work seamlessly and efficiently together, across geographies, practices and industries. Most importantly, it allows them to take on matters – however large or complex – with unparalleled clarity, speed and intelligence. Their way of working isn’t an official policy or mandate; it’s part of their DNA. It’s why they attract and retain the brightest, most creative lawyers. It’s what makes them the most innovative law firm in Canada. And it’s why their clients hire them.

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Osgoode Hall Law School is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is the oldest law school in Ontario, and is one of the professional faculties at York University. Osgoode Hall Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in Canada by Maclean's Magazine, ranking second among common-law schools in 2011 and 2012. Named after the first Chief Justice of Ontario, William Osgoode, the law school was established by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1889. The school was at the centre of the debates over the principles of modern legal education in the 1950s. Osgoode Hall Law School provided many of the founding members of the bar in the prairie provinces. Today, the law school offers a professional degree in law that is accepted for bar admission in every province in Canada with the exception of Quebec, as well as the American States of Massachusetts and New York. Osgoode has three joint degree programs, as well as Canada's largest graduate program in law. Osgoode Hall Law School has adopted the Juris Doctor degree designation which has replaced their previous Bachelor of Laws designation. The law school is home to the Law Reform Commission of Ontario, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, the German Law Journal, and the largest law library in the Commonwealth. Osgoode Hall Law School students may participate in a number of clinical and intensive programs, including the Community and Legal Aid Services Program (CLASP), the Poverty Law Intensive at Parkdale Community Legal Services, the Criminal Law Intensive, the Innocence Project, and the Osgoode Business Clinic.[5] According to the Official Guide to Canadian Law Schools, Osgoode Hall Law School has the most extensive range of clinical programs in Canada. The primary student government at Osgoode is the Legal and Literary Society. Osgoode Hall Law School is particularly known for its leading role in the areas of constitutional law, the Charter and human rights, and international law. (Peter Hogg, Brian Slattery, Patrick J. Monahan, Jean-Gabriel Castel) Some of the world's most important legal scholars teach at Osgoode, including Leslie Green who holds the University of Oxford's statutory Chair in Philosophy of Law. Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former judge at the Supreme Court of Canada, Louise Arbour taught at, and later became the associate dean of, Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. purchases Cayden Resources, Inc.

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IFLR1000 - Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Mergers & Acquisitions
Chambers Global - World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
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