Dany Assaf


Dany is a partner at Torys LLP and Co-chair of the firm’s Competition and Foreign Investment Group. Dany is a globally recognized lawyer with deep and broad international business experience advising and helping businesses grow worldwide and has advised on some of the largest and most complex global and Canadian mergers and investigations over the last 25 years. Dany’s international business experience includes opening the first offices for a major Canadian law firm in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Dany has taught and lectured on competition and foreign investment law at major Canadian universities and written and been a commentator on business and social issue on almost all major Canadian media platforms including the Globe and Mail, the Star and, the National Post newspapers and the CBC, CTV, BNN Bloomberg, and Global television networks.

Dany has also been involved in many community initiatives and projects over the years including been President of the Canadian Club of Toronto and he and his wife Lisa also co-founded the annual Fast in the 6 event held on Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square bringing Canadians of all backgrounds together to celebrate its motto: Diversity. Unity. Prosperity. Dany sits on the boards of the Unity Health hospital network, Toronto Club Committee of Management, and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. 

Dany is the author of the book, “Say Please and Thank You & Stand In Line: One Man’s Story of What Makes Canada Special, and How to Keep It that Way” (Published by Sutherland House Books).

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