William Fry - Canada

William Fry has advised and continues to advise a number of clients with Canadian links in relation to doing business in and through Ireland.  This work spans a number of practice areas including Corporate, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Projects, Employment, Insurance, IP/IT and Energy/Natural Resources.

Some of our recent advices to Canadian clients include:

  • Advising Toronto Dominion Bank in relation to a potential expansion of its regulatory authorisation to take account of proposed changes to its business model post Brexit;
  • Acting for Voxpro in its sale to TELUS International;
  • Acted for the international private equity fund Ontario Teachers' Pensions Plan;
  • Advised Royal Bank of Canada on a group reorganisation project;
  • Advised Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada on the sale of the Irish reinsurer Sun Life Reinsurance Ireland to Berkshire Hathaway, including all Central Bank of Ireland and other regulatory liaison;
  • Acted for Brookfield Renewable Energy Group in relation to its development and funding of a large scale wind farm project in Ireland;
  • Advised on the sale of interests in Topaz Energy Group Limited, Topaz Bull Fuels Limited and Resource Property Investment Funds plc to Canadian retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard;
  • Advised ARC'TERYZ Equipment – Amer Sports Canada Inc on e-commerce matters;
  • Acted for Canada Life Assurance Europe Plc on regulatory matters; and
  • Maintaining and renewing the Irish trade mark portfolio of a large Canadian company.




William Fry is patron member of the Ireland Canada Business Association("ICBA") and actively involved in the ICBA's Board of Directors.




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