Lincoln Caylor

Lincoln Caylor


Commercial Litigation and Fraud Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.6121

Litigator Lincoln Caylor was recently singled out as “…by far one of the most talented and formidable lawyers in the [asset recovery] field” by Who's Who Legal: Canada. His practice is considered to be at the forefront of the economic crime field for leading international asset tracing investigations and pursuing asset recovery litigation and enforcement actions in prominent, high-value financial frauds.

Recognized as “a strong litigator and strong negotiator with a lot of expertise” by Chambers Canada and selected as a “Most Highly Regarded Individual” in North America and the only one in Toronto by WWL: Canada and Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery, he regularly directs internal investigations for clients in a range of industries, from financial services to securities to health care.

Lincoln is the only Toronto member of ICC FraudNet, a worldwide network of selected lawyers specialized in asset tracing and recovery. Regarded as an influencer in the economic crime and asset recovery fields, he appeared on Global News 16x9's investigative report: The Billionaire and the Bank, explaining a bank's role in the world's second-largest Ponzi scheme. He previously addressed the Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs by request to give evidence regarding sentencing for fraud under Bill C-21, an Act to Amend the Criminal Code.

He is a governor and vice-chairman of Upper Canada College and chairman of the board of trustees of the Barrow Foundation, which provides scholarships to boys attending Upper Canada College. Recently, appointed to serve on the board of the Canadian Institute’s Corporate Liability/White Collar Crime Journal, he is also on the board of directors of the Macdonald Laurier Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Ottawa. He served a two-year term, as a member of the Investor Advisory Panel to the Ontario Securities Commission.

In 2012, Lincoln was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada.

Select Experience

  • Instructed by H.M.B. Holdings Ltd. in the tracing and recovery process of US$22 million owed by the government of Antigua and Barbuda following its expropriation of Half Moon Bay Hotel. 
  • Assisting Hermitage Capital Management Limited in Canada with respect to the money laundering investigation by Canadian authorities regarding proceeds of a US$230 million tax refund fraud uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky.
  • Leading the Canadian civil asset recovery proceedings on behalf of the joint liquidators in Antigua’s Stanford International Bank’s $5.5 billion collapse resulting from the world’s second-largest Ponzi scheme.

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Legal Media Group Benchmark Litigation: Canada

    Lincoln Caylor, recognized as a litigation star in the areas of regulatory investigations, securities and white collar crime
  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Lincoln Caylor, ranked, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations - Canada

    Market observers recognize Lincoln Caylor for his work in asset recovery and white-collar crime and say that "He has a lot of expertise. He's a strong litigator and strong negotiator."
  • 2017, Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders

    Lincoln Caylor, recognized as one of the world's leading asset recovery lawyers

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