Brian Rose, Senior Partner, Stikeman Elliott LLP

Brian Rose is a senior partner with Stikeman Elliott's corporate-commercial section in Toronto and is internationally recognized as a leader in the corporate insurance sector.

His practice is focused primarily in the areas of corporate finance, insurance, privatizations, and mergers and acquisitions, with particular emphasis on financial institutions, including the banking and insurance industries.

He is frequently involved in transactions having an international aspect and has acted as an advisor to various governmental agencies.


Mr. Rose is listed and recognized in the following publications:

- The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010 as a leading practitioner in the areas of Banking – Financial Institutions Regulatory, Corporate Commercial Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions.
- The 2010 Chambers Global's The World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a recommended lawyer for Banking and Finance: Financial Services.
- The 2010 PLC Which Lawyer? recommended in Banking and Finance and Insurance.
- The Best Lawyers in Canada 2011 in Banking and Corporate Law.
- The International Who’s Who of Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers 2010.
- PLC’s Cross-border Finance Handbook 2009/10.
- PLC's Cross-border Insurance Handbook 2009/10.
- The 2009 Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers.
- The 2008 Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers.
- He is AV® Peer Review Rated according to Martindale-Hubbell (Very High to Pre-eminent), its highest level of professional ranking.

Professional Activities
Mr. Rose has acted as an advisor to various government agencies. He has participated as a speaker and panellist at conferences on privatizations, financings, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory constraints. Mr. Rose is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Rose has authored various articles on doing business in Canada and restrictions on foreign investment in Canada.

Queen’s University (LL.B. 1974), McGill University (B.Comm, L.I.A. 1967). Mr. Rose is also a Chartered Accountant qualified in Québec and Ontario.

Mr. Rose worked in the London office of Stikeman Elliott from 1978 to 1983 and in the firm’s New York office from 1983 to 1986.

Bar Admission
Ontario, 1976
England and Wales, 1985