Brian Reeve

Partner | 
Toronto

Brian Reeve* is a partner in the Banking, Lending & Specialty Finance Group at Cassels and serves as Chair of the firm’s Insurance & Reinsurance Group. Brian’s practice focuses on the regulation and corporate governance of insurance companies. He has been a special advisor to both the Ontario and Federal Ministries of Finance on insurance matters. Brian has served on the boards of several Canadian insurance companies, as well as being the Chief Agent in Canada for a number of foreign insurers. He has frequently spoken and published papers on various matters relating to insurance and corporate law. Brian’s clients include property and casualty insurers, life insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers. He has also advised on the formation of captive insurance companies as well as various types of self-insured and risk retention structures. Brian’s practice involves a variety of different types of work, including mergers and acquisitions, licensing of foreign insurers in Canada, distribution issues and product development.

Brian is listed as a leader in his field by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, and Chambers Canada in which clients note that “he has connections around the world and is a very strategic advisor.”

*denotes Professional Corporation

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Insurance)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Financial Institutions Regulation – Ontario)
  • Chambers Canada (Insurance: Transactional & Regulatory)
  • Legal Media Group Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers
  • Martindale Hubbell, Distinguished™ Rating
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada (Insurance & Reinsurance)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance
  • “A superb tactician with an immense facility for actuarial evidence.” – Chambers Canada (Insurance)
  • “He lives and breathes insurance, has got connections around the world and is a very strategic adviser.” – Chambers Canada (Insurance)
  • “Brian’s strength is his understanding and experience in dealings with the federal regulator.” – Chambers Canada (Insurance)
  • “An expert lawyer in the field of insurance” – Who’s Who Legal (Insurance)
  • “Clients say that his ‘regulatory knowledge is extraordinary’ and agree that he ‘knows so much about this space.’” – Chambers Canada (Insurance)
  • M.B.A., Schulich School of Business, 1989
  • B.A. (Economics), Western University, 1981
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1980
  • Ontario, 1982
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Echelon Financial Holdings, Board of Directors
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel
  • Ontario Bar Association