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Murray Braithwaite Toronto Lawyer

Murray J. Braithwaite

Partner Fasken
It is crucial to review the various types of privilege that may apply to communications with someone other than your lawyer, and the potential significance of differing law in Federal and Provincial courts.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1994 | Ontario, 1989
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Murray Braithwaite’s practice focuses on analysis, research, strategy and argument for complex corporate, commercial and securities litigation. Frequently engaged to address difficult legal issues, Murray advises on a wide range of matters including contract, constitutional, administrative, indigenous, insurance regulation,  financial regulation, accounting regulation and trusts.

A versatile researcher, clients enlist Murray’s expertise to tackle unique legal briefs. For matters requiring the invention of novel institutional approaches, Murray seamlessly accommodates both regulatory and constitutional limitations. Briefs developed include the design and formation of the Canadian Public Accountability Board, which enabled accounting oversight in the manner of Sarbanes-Oxley within the Canadian constitutional context of divided provincial jurisdictions in both securities and accounting regulation.

An active and experienced litigator, many of Murray’s cases have been featured in Lexpert’s “Top Deals & Cases” as well as the publication’s “Deals of the Year” lists.

Client Work

  • Anglo Pacific Group acquires South32 royalty portfolio,
  • Lithium Royalty Corp. v. Orion Resource Partners et al.,
  • Fasken successfully appeals the first ever non-party costs award against Legal Aid Ontario,
  • Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority achieves financial close Gordie Howe International Bridge Project,
  • CDS Clearing and Depository Services amended credit facility,
  • Automodular Corporation v. General Motors of Canada Limited (GM),
  • Sidense acquires by Synopsis Canada,
  • Metro acquires The Jean Coutu Group for $4.5 billion,
  • SFG Parent completes reorganization,

Career & Education


  • Ph. D., Law University of British Columbia
  • LLM University of British Columbia
  • AB (Hons) Cornell University
  • LLB University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Common Interest Privilege: When can Legal Advice be Shared to Facilitate a Commercial Deal without Waiving Solicitor-Client Privilege? location location Toronto


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