Pensions & Benefits


The world of pension and benefits law can be challenging to navigate. Frequent amendments to pension and tax legislation and the need to keep up with the constant evolution of the Canadian workforce means it can be hard to stay abreast of all the changes. That’s why you need a strong legal team behind you.

With a comprehensive understanding of pension and benefits law, our experienced team has advised employers and administrators in both the public and private sector on every aspect of plan administration and governance. We also have experience representing clients in dealings with provincial and federal pension regulators and in respect of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

From multi-jurisdictional issues to governance audits to compliance reviews, we offer pragmatic, action-oriented solutions. Talk to us about a range of issues including:

  • Plan funding and investments
  • The use of surplus funds or assets
  • Plan asset transfers and mergers
  • Complex full and partial wind-ups
  • Pension and benefits matters relating to mergers, acquisitions and other corporate reorganizations, including in the context of insolvencies and restructuring transactions
  • Tax-effective compensation arrangements and contracts for executives

We draw on the strength of our multidisciplinary team and work closely with our skilled practitioners in tax, labour and employment and securities law to address any pension- or benefits-related matter you may face.