Stuart Carruthers
Partner, Stikeman Elliot

Stuart Carruthers is a Partner in Stikeman Elliott’s Toronto office and a leading transactional, commercial, governance and regulatory advisor to insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers in Canada. He also advises on other international private mergers and acquisitions transactions and commercial matters. He is recognized by Who’s Who Legal: Canada for his insurance and reinsurance law expertise, and is cited in that guide as “a ‘key figure’ in the area and a ‘skilful practitioner’ in a wide variety of insurance matters. He is considered to be ‘at the top of his game’”.

Mr. Carruthers has particular expertise in insurance, reinsurance and related financial services transactions and regulatory matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of insurers and books of business, formation and licensing of insurers and intermediaries, financing transactions, outsourcing transactions, white labelling initiatives and advice on a broad range of distribution, market conduct, compliance and other regulatory matters. 

He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Butterworths’/LexisNexis’ quarterly legal journal Canadian Insurance Regulation Reporter, the leading Canadian publication in the field.