Chairman: Marc B Barbeau
Managing Partners: Chrysten E Perry (Calgary); Warren M Katz (Montréal); Justine M Whitehead (Ottawa); Jeffrey Singer (Toronto); Anne Ristic (Toronto); Richard J. Jackson (Vancouver); Dean P Koumanakos (London); Kenneth G Ottenbreit (New York); Senior Counsel, Brian G Hansen (Sydney)
Number of partners: 193 Number of lawyers: 487
Stikeman Elliott LLP is a global leader in Canadian business law, offering creative solutions to clients across Canada and around the world. The firm provides the highest quality counsel, decisive advice and workable solutions through offices located in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London and Sydney. With an exceptional track record on multijurisdictional matters in the U.S. and internationally, Stikeman Elliott ranks as a top firm in its primary practice areas, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, business litigation, banking and finance, competition and foreign investment, tax, restructuring, energy, real estate, project development, employment and labour, and pensions.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
The firm’s award-winning mergers and acquisitions practice is perennially among the most active and reputable in Canada. Stikeman Elliott is internationally recognised as a top tier firm and known for its well-earned, long-standing relationships with all Canadian regulators. The firm has deep expertise in negotiating transactions that involve private companies, as well as private equity and venture capital investors, as well as leading innovative and record-setting deals with public companies.
Stikeman Elliott is a top-ranked firm in corporate finance, representing underwriters, issuers and other capital markets players. The team assists domestic and international clients that participate in Canadian markets or are looking to do business in Canada. The team’s expertise includes public offerings, private placements, debt offerings, securitisation, structured finance, derivatives and REITs, as well as regulatory and compliance issues.
Global Financial Services:
The multidisciplinary financial products and services practice delivers legal expertise in structured finance, investment funds, asset management, and regulatory matters affecting financial institutions. The firm delivers an array of legal services in both the Canadian and cross-border markets and has served as Canadian counsel to ISDA for many years.
Banking & Lending:
The firm has a broad range of experience in conventional bank lending, syndications and similar arrangements. The firm acts for domestic and international lenders and borrowers on domestic secured corporate and commercial financing, unsecured or commercial paper stand-by lines for investment grade corporate credit, asset-based financing and acquisition financing.
Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring:
Stikeman Elliott has built its reputation as a leader in this sector by guiding many of the most noteworthy commercial restructurings in Canadian history. The firm is experienced in both public and private restructurings, negotiations with international creditors’ syndicates and in US cross-border insolvencies. The firm acts for borrowers, lenders, accounting firms, trustees, creditors and shareholders.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Stikeman Elliott’s award-winning litigators have earned a reputation as cross-border specialists who work effectively across jurisdictions. The firm is recognised as a top partner for clients faced with critical litigation matters and offers expertise in: class actions, securities, tax, competition, product liability, intellectual property, arbitration, as well as environmental and employment law.
Stikeman Elliott acts for the industry’s most sophisticated players on their most complex projects. The firm has longstanding relationships with key real estate developers, as well as domestic and foreign investors who have transformed Canadian real estate investment. Stikeman Elliott leverages its national real estate expertise and international presence to help clients structure real estate investments in Canada and around the world.
The firm provides expertise in all areas of tax law, including inbound and outbound international structuring and planning, trusts, commodity taxation, customs, corporate financings, reorganisations and restructurings, government representation, transfer pricing, compliance settlements, insurance, employment and resource taxation.
Competition & Foreign Investment:
Stikeman Elliott’s competition and foreign investment practice is recognised internationally for delivering ground-breaking results to clients pursuing ambitious business combinations in the most heavily scrutinised Canadian and global sectors, as well as day-to-day compliance across all industries.
The firm provides in-depth experience in all aspects of mining, including financing (both public and private), securities law, joint ventures, property acquisition agreements and project financing. The firm is involved in transactions in all key mining jurisdictions, both in Canada and around the world.
Energy – Oil & Gas:
The firm’s national energy practice supports clients through all phases of projects and transactions, as well as across every sub-sector of the diverse power industry in all Canadian jurisdictions. Stikeman Elliott regularly acts on high-profile transactional mandates for international developers, financiers and acquirers of energy projects in Canada.
Project Development & Finance:
Stikeman Elliott’s project development and finance practice works with clients on the most challenging and innovative projects in Canada and around the world, across a variety of industries. The firm’s national, full service platform provides legal support for the full lifecycle of client projects – from initial permits to financing, regulatory approvals, and on-going contract and agreement negotiations.
Stikeman Elliott’s international trade practice provides clients with decisive, responsive advice as they navigate the complex world of international trade law. The firm’s client base includes Canadian and multinational companies in their roles as importers, producers and exporters, as well as investors with complex international trade issues.
Stikeman Elliott’s national insurance and reinsurance practice offers clients an unsurpassed combination of corporate, regulatory, transactional and coverage expertise, coupled with a top-tier litigation/dispute resolution practice. The firm represents a wide range of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers.