Stuart Carruthers

Partner, Stikeman

Stuart Carruthers is a partner and member of the Insurance & Reinsurance, Financial Products & Services, and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups. He is widely recognized as a pre-eminent 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. Cited by Who’s Who Legal: Canada as “a ‘key figure’ in the area and a ‘skilful practitioner’ in a wide variety of insurance matters”, he is the only Canadian insurance corporate/regulatory counsel recognized in the highest categories in all of Chambers, Who’s Who, IFLR, Legal 500, Acritas and Legal Media Group.

Stuart 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 has acted on more than 25 completed insurance company sales in Canada, the most of any practitioner.

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