Firm profile submitted by Fasken
Chairman: Luc Béliveau
Managing Partner: Peter Feldberg
Number of partners: 431
Number of lawyers: 275
Canadian Offices: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City
International Offices: London, Johannesburg
Languages: English, French. Many lawyers and staff are also fluent in other languages spoken in business circles worldwide, including Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Greek, Italian, several of the languages spoken on the African continent and several of the languages spoken on the Indian subcontinent.
Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm with more than 700 lawyers across eight offices: the big firm with big reach. The firm provides strategic advice in virtually all areas of business law to a broad range of clients including close to half of the Fortune 100 companies, corporate clients, government agencies, regulatory authorities, nonprofit bodies and individual clients. Fasken Martineau’s excellence and broad industry expertise consistently garner accolades and top rankings worldwide.
Securities & M&A:
Transactions involve both private and listed corporations and include takeover bids, asset and share acquisitions and divestitures, privatisations, public-private partnerships and other joint venture transactions.
Banking & Finance:
The firm handles capital markets transactions including the raising of both debt and equity capital, project finance, syndicated loans, initial public offerings, structured finance, securitisations and investment funds regulation.
Fasken Martineau’s global mining group has earned an unparalleled reputation in the industry and handles all aspects of the mining industry.
Infrastructure & PPP:
Extensive experience with alternative financing and procurement, project finance and public-private partnerships, including infrastructure and alternative service delivery projects.
Energy & Environmental:
The firm advises in energy law, environmental law and regulatory law, including development and operation of energy projects, and matters related to climate change, environmental assessment and land contamination.
Fasken Martineau offers expertise in collaborations and licensing, intellectual property, corporate deals and corporate finance, outsourcing and regulatory and product liability issues.
Technology & Intellectual Property:
The firm advises on transactional and strategic issues related to intellectual property, life sciences, information technology and entertainment and media industries.
The firm handles complex litigation, class actions, insolvency and dispute settlement, including mediation and arbitration, before domestic and international tribunals.
The firm has expertise in tax advice, planning and advocacy relating to all income, commodity and customs tax issues, and cross-border advisory and transactional tax matters.
The firm advises clients on technology and e-commerce matters including large technology procurement projects, outsourcing, licensing, software implementation, software development, privacy, outsourcing, joint ventures, technology-related financings.
Labour, Employment & Human Rights:
The firm has extensive experience providing practical, innovative business solutions to employers in all aspects of labour and employment law and with advice before arbitration boards, provincial and federal labour boards, tribunals and international courts.
Fasken Martineau represents clients in relation to issues that arise out of claims of Treaty rights and Aboriginal rights, by First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples.
The firm draws on extensive expertise to develop strategies to grow and diversify businesses, while faithfully preserving family’s legacies and estates.
Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting:
The firm has an international reputation for both the business and regulatory sides of this industry.
Fasken Martineau acts for major real estate investors and developers, pension funds, financial institutions and lenders, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), real estate investment funds and institutional investors.
The firm advises on all aspects of IP law and practice, including contentious and non-contentious matters.