Robert G.S. Hull
Robert Hull is a partner in Gowling WLG's Toronto office, practising corporate, commercial and securities law, with particular specialty in real estate and infrastucture securities and fund formation.
In addition, he works extensively in structuring private equity, real estate and infrastructure asset class investment products on behalf of major Canadian pension and endowment funds, asset managers, investment dealers and overseas investors in the Canadian marketplace.
Bob represents numerous domestic and international business concerns active in the Canadian industry sectors of energy, technology, steel, waste management, transportation, distribution, healthcare and institutional real estate.
During Bob’s many years of practice, he has represented market participants in creating investment structures to maximize returns and minimize risk for institutional, domestic and foreign investors. In this capacity, he is active in the creation of syndications, joint ventures, limited partnerships, co-ownerships, and special purpose pension realty and investment corporations on behalf of many of Canada’s leading pension funds and asset managers. In addition, he continues to represent many European financial institutions in structuring their cross-border investment vehicles into Canadian real estate and infrastructure assets. Bob also plays a significant role in the market development and growth of his clients through their mergers and acquisitions transactions.
Bob serves as the chair of The George Hull Centre Foundation, the private fundraising arm of The George Hull Centre for Children and Families, a leading children’s mental health centre in the west end of Toronto, and is a governor of Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ontario's largest college. He most recently served on the Municipal Performance Committee of the Toronto Board of Trade, and serves as a director of several Canadian corporations.
Prior to the merger of Smith Lyons with Gowling Lafleur Henderson in 2001, Bob served as partner-in-charge of client relations, partner-in-charge of international operations and as a member of the Smith Lyons executive committee.
Bob practises in English and French.