Chairman: Luc Béliveau
Managing Partner: Peter Feldberg
Number of partners: 445
Number of lawyers (including counsel): 340
Languages: English, French. Many lawyers and staff are also fluent in other languages spoken in business circles worldwide
Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 700 lawyers and ten offices on four continents. Clients rely on the firm for practical, innovative and cost-effective legal services. The firm solves the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional value and putting clients at the centre of all it does.
Main Areas of Practice:
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.
Fasken handles complex litigation, class actions, insolvency and dispute settlement, including mediation and arbitration, before domestic and international tribunals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fasken advises on technology and e-commerce matters including large technology procurement projects, outsourcing, licensing, software implementation, software development, privacy, outsourcing, joint ventures, technologyrelated 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.
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.
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.
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.