“I maintain a steadfast focus on the fundamental business objectives of my client throughout the transaction. My ability to provide practical advice, and to negotiate and manage the many complex facets of a deal gets my clients where they need to go.”

- Sergio C. Custodio


  • LLB, 2001
    Queen's University
  • BA, Political Science, 1998
    University of British Columbia

Year of Call/Admission

  • British Columbia, 2002

Languages Spoken

  • Portuguese
  • English

Sergio C. Custodio

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Getting the Deal Done

Sergio Custodio is the Co-Leader of the National Real Estate Law Practice Group at Fasken Martineau and the leader for the Real Estate Law Practice Group in Fasken Martineau’s Vancouver office.

He advises clients on a broad range of business matters, with a focus on real estate, infrastructure, and commercial transactions. Sergio is sought after for his ability to consistently close even the most complicated and fast paced transactions. He works seamlessly as part of the extended client team to negotiate and finish the deal. Persistent and highly focused, Sergio understands what businesses require in order to effectively negotiate and finalize transactions that further his clients’ business objectives.

Key Practice Areas

Sergio provides general counsel and transactional advice to a wide variety of clients participating in diverse and often specialized industry sectors. Sergio’s expertise spans a broad range, including:

  • Leasing
  • Financings
  • Acquisitions
  • Dispositions
  • Development
  • Investment Structures
  • Project Development Agreements

In addition to having acted as counsel for one of British Columbia's largest landlords, Sergio regularly acts for tenants and other business owners and operators involved in leasing and other real estate transactions.
Sergio’s industry expertise includes:

  • Transportation
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Technology
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Understanding Specialized Industry

Sergio practised law as in-house counsel for the Vancouver International Airport Authority (YVR), a private airport authority that manages one of Canada's busiest airports. Sergio understands what it takes to keep executives and entrepreneurs at the top of their game, and provides the tactical guidance that only experience working in a business can bring. His experience allows him to effectively advise on business matters, including those intersecting private business and governments.

Close Working Relationships

Sergio understands how to resolve challenges through productive relationships with government entities, and maintains an ongoing and productive dialogue with government leaders and private businesses alike.

Honours and Awards

  • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2016 as a Lawyer to Watch

Community Involvement


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