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Fasken

Global 2022
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Provided by Fasken
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Chair of the Partnership Board: Katherine Pollock

Firm Managing Partner: Peter Feldberg

Number of partners worldwide: 480

Number of other lawyers worldwide: 375

Languages: English, French. Many lawyers and staff are also fluent in other languages spoken in business circles worldwide


Firm Overview:

Fasken is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 800 lawyers in 10 offices across four continent Fasken offers experience and expertise across a wide range of industries and practice areas to suit the needs of organisations worldwide. The London office serves clients in the mining, energy, infrastructure and banking sectors, principally in respect of capital markets transactions, corporate/commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, and public-private partnerships. Fasken works in Africa, Europe, North and South America, as well as the CIS and China.


Main Areas of Practice:


Mining:

Fasken has earned an unparalleled reputation in the mining industry and handles all aspects therein, including assisting clients in structuring transactions to promote cross-border efficiencies, reduce exposure to political and regulatory risk and facilitate financing.


Securities & M&A:

Fasken advises private and listed corporations on corporate financing and M&A deals, including takeover bids, asset and share acquisitions, public-private partnerships and other joint venture transactions.


Energy & Environment:

Fasken advises clients in energy law, commercial law, regulatory law, capital markets, equity and debt financing, construction law and environmental law, including development and operation of energy projects, First Nations agreements, M&A transactions, financings, carbon markets and contaminated sites.

Infrastructure & PPP:

Fasken advises on multi-faceted projects, acting for public and private sector clients, working extensively with proponents, consortia, constructors, lenders, other private sector project participants and authorities at all levels of government.

Real Estate:

Fasken acts for major real estate investors and developers, pension funds, pension fund advisors, REITs, financial institutions, public organisations, public hospitals, lenders, and owners/operators and developers of office buildings, retail shopping centres, outlet centres, industrial projects, residential complexes and infrastructure projects.

Taxation:

Home to one of Canada’s largest tax practices, Fasken provides expertise in tax advice, planning, advocacy and dispute resolution relating to all income, commodity and customs tax issues, and cross-border advisory and transactional tax matters.

Intellectual Property:

Fasken advises on IP portfolio management, assistance with product development, securing of IP registrations as needed, licensing and sale of IP assets, and advice on branding and management of domain names.

TMT:

Fasken advises on technology and e-commerce matters including large technology procurement projects, outsourcing, licensing, software implementation, software development, privacy, outsourcing, joint ventures, technology-related financings. The firm also works with start-up companies and early stage entrepreneurs as well as angel, venture capital, private equity and public venture capital firms. Fasken represents wireline and wireless telecomms carriers, resellers and telecoms service providers, internet service providers, new media undertakings, radio and television broadcasters, Canadian pay and speciality services, non-Canadian satellite services, cable television, satellite distributors, and independent producers.

Financial Services:

Banking is a core pillar of the Canadian economy, and as such Fasken advises the entire spectrum of the country’s financial services industry, from bank and insurance regulation, to lending and project finance.

Labour, Employment & Human Rights:

Fasken provides 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.

Indigenous Law:

Fasken represents clients on issues that arise out of claims of treaty and Indigenous rights, by First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Private Client Services:

Fasken provides legal solutions to individuals, families and their private businesses, by bringing a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to the complex personal, estate, family and business issues of private clients.

International Work:

Fasken is a global law firm with over 800 lawyers and offices in London, Beijing, Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City and Johannesburg.

Ranked Offices

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Canada - Head office
Canada
  • Calgary
    3400 First Canadian Centre, 350-7th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, AB T2P 3N9
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    Montréal
    The Stock Exchange Tower, PO Box 242, Suite 3700, 800 Victoria Square, Montréal, Québec, Canada, QC H4Z 1E9
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    Ottawa
    Suite 1300, 55 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, ON K1P 6L5
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    Québec
    140 Grande Allée Est, Suite 800, Québec, Québec, Canada, QC G1R 5M8
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    Vancouver
    2900-550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, BC V6C 0A3
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South Africa
  • Johannesburg
    Inanda Greens, Building 2, 54 Wierda Road West, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 2196
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Fasken rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Canada
Aboriginal Law
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Aboriginal Law
1
Aboriginal Law
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Charles F Willms
S
Charles F Willms
S
Senior Statespeople
Kevin O'Callaghan
2
Kevin O'Callaghan
2
Band 2
Pierre-Christian Labeau
3
Pierre-Christian Labeau
3
Band 3
Banking & Finance
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
2
Banking & Finance
2
Band 2
Lawyers
John W Torrey
1
John W Torrey
1
Band 1
Marc Novello
4
Marc Novello
4
Band 4
Thomas Meagher
4
Thomas Meagher
4
Band 4
Banking & Finance: Financial Services
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Koker Christensen
3
Koker Christensen
3
Band 3
Capital Markets
1 Department
Department
Capital Markets
4
Capital Markets
4
Band 4
Competition/Antitrust
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Huy A Do
3
Huy A Do
3
Band 3
Anthony Baldanza
4
Anthony Baldanza
4
Band 4
Competition/Antitrust: Litigators
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Antonio Di Domenico
3
Antonio Di Domenico
3
Band 3
Corporate/M&A
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A
4
Corporate/M&A
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Robert Paré
S
Robert Paré
S
Senior Statespeople
Jay Lefton
F
Jay Lefton
F
Foreign expert for Israel
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Geoffrey Cowper KC
2
Geoffrey Cowper KC
2
Band 2
Tracey M Cohen KC
4
Tracey M Cohen KC
4
Band 4
Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
1 Department
Department
Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
3
Disputes (International & Cross-Border)
3
Band 3
Energy: Power
1 Department
Department
Energy: Power
4
Energy: Power
4
Band 4
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