Robert Hansen is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s business law group. His practice focuses on the purchase and sale of shares and assets of public and private companies, with additional experience in continuous disclosure and corporate governance matters. Recognised as a skilled dealmaker, Robert has acted as lead counsel in a range of complex transactions, providing strategic advice and innovative insight on some of Canada’s most high-profile deals while successfully pursuing his clients’ objectives.

Robert is on the faculty of the Directors College, Canada’s first university accredited corporate director development programme, founded by the Conference Board of Canada and the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He also teaches an advanced securities law seminar at the University of Windsor and Western University. Robert received his LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1997, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.

Robert is recognised as a leader in corporate law, securities, M&A and private equity by Chambers and Partners, Lexpert and IFLR1000. In 2008, he was named a ‘Rising Star’ by Lexpert, an accolade given to Canada’s top 40 lawyers under 40.