Fasken Martineau’s M&A group provides strategic counsel in all aspects of domestic and cross-border M&A, including negotiated acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances and contested corporate transactions such as proxy battles and hostile take-overs.
Our clients range from start-up enterprises to some of the world’s leading public companies, financial institutions, private equity firms and concerned shareholder groups, all of whom rely on us to provide focussed, strategic advice specifically tailored to meet their business objectives. We pride ourselves on our track record of finding practical solutions to complex legal and business issues.
With offices across Canada and in London, Paris and Johannesburg, we combine international reach with expertise in local laws and business practices to provide value-added service on complex, multi-jurisdictional M&A engagements. As a result, we are frequently engaged on M&A mandates by clients conducting business internationally and act as lead counsel on transactions involving public companies listed on stock exchanges throughout the world.
Our M&A team draws upon the expertise of lawyers across all of our offices, including recognized experts in capital markets, tax, competition and antitrust, environmental, real estate, financial institutions, labour/employment, pensions, banking, intellectual property and litigation. With over 770 lawyers, we have the resources and knowledge to handle the most complex and time-sensitive M&A mandates.
Our M&A group tailors its strategic advice to the specific business objectives of clients by leveraging the firm’s recognized expertise across a wide range of industries. As evidence of the success of our industry focus, the firm has been consistently ranked as the world’s leading mining law firm. We are also consistently recognized as leading practitioners in a number of other industries, including communications, life sciences, transportation, energy, clean technologies and financial services.
- Acquisitions and divestitures
- Contested corporate transactions, including hostile take-over bids and proxy contests
- Board and Special Committee representation
- Joint ventures and strategic alliances