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Robert Shirriff

Robert L. Shirriff

Counsel Fasken
Canada remains among the foremost mining nations in the world, with an exceptional concentration of knowledge, services, capital, effective policy and research and development centres.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1958
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Robert L. Shirriff, Q.C. practices in the area of corporate and commercial law. With an emphasis on mining, corporate finance, and securities law, Robert has negotiated all manner of commercial arrangements and implemented major corporate acquisitions, restructurings, mergers and financings.

In his 45 year career, Robert has provided legal advice to clients including Stadium Corporation of Ontario Limited (the SkyDome), SkyDome Corporation, the Anglo American Group of Companies, Canron Inc., the De Beers Group of Companies, Duke Power Company, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co., Limited, Minorco S.A., Minorco (U.S.A.) Limited, Molson Breweries, Monarch Resources Limited, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Otis Canada Inc., Placer Dome Inc., The Power Authority of the State of New York, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., Rio Algom Limited, The Royal Trust Company, Rio Tinto PLC, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, and the Ontario Government as well as a number of other domestic and foreign corporations.

Robert was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1971. He is also the past Chairman of the firm’s Toronto office.

Robert’s expertise has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2011-2018 for Natural Resources Law , The Best Lawyers in Canada 2011 to 2018
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010-2016 for Mining , Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011 to 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating , Martindale Hubbell
2011 to 2018 The Best Lawyers in Canada Best Lawyers in Canada 2011-2018 for Natural Resources Law
2011 to 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010-2016 for Mining
Martindale Hubbell Martindale-Hubbell "AV" rating


  • LLB University of Toronto
  • BA University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

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


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