Fasken Martineau completes merger with leading South African law firm Bell Dewar
The largest international footprint of any Canadian-based law firm
Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, has completed its merger with Johannesburg-based law firm Bell Dewar
The merger, announced in late October of 2012 was completed on schedule and has created one of the largest law firms operating in Africa, giving Fasken Martineau the largest international footprint of any Canadian-based law firm.
"We are delighted that the merger has been completed on schedule and to welcome the Bell Dewar lawyers to our new firm. This merger speaks both to the power of our brand and to the expanded capabilities and services we now offer to our global clients in Africa and beyond," said David Corbett
, Firm Managing Partner of Fasken Martineau.
"We look forward to being able to offer our clients access to Fasken Martineau's expertise and experience through the offices in London, Paris and Canada" said Blaize Vance
, the new Regional Managing Partner for the Firm's South Africa Region.
With the completion of the merger Fasken Martineau now has more than 80 lawyers based in South Africa
. The Johannesburg
team will add to the firm's existing capabilities, especially in the areas of mining, infrastructure, energy, project finance, capital markets and M&A throughout Africa. The merged firm will provide a full offering of legal services to clients worldwide.