• B Comm, 1994
    University of Toronto
  • MBA, 1995
    York University
  • LLB, 1998
    Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

John M. Sabetti

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John Sabetti practises primarily in Fasken Martineau's Securities and Mergers Acquisitions Group and Corporate/Commercial Group. He has substantial corporate finance and M&A transactional experience, including in relation to structuring and leading initial public offerings, private placements, acquisition financing, take-over bids, arrangements, debt offerings and redomiciling transactions.

In his corporate commercial practice, John has acted for many public companies and some of Canada’s largest private corporations and their shareholders. He is experienced in a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and partnership, joint venture, procurement structuring and shareholder arrangements. He has also been involved in the purchase and sale of businesses and corporate reorganization in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, high tech, and construction equipment rental.

John has been involved in establishing and renewing financing programs for automotive finance companies, including launching commercial paper programs, medium term note programs and euro bond offerings, and developing alternative finance structures.

In terms of Mining experience, John has represented a wide variety of issuers including Golden Star Resources Ltd., Addax Petroleum Corporation, De Beers Canada Inc., Golden Minerals Company and Rare Element Resources Inc., and also has represented investment dealers such as BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., RBC Dominion Securities Inc., GMP Securities L.P., Raymond James Ltd. and Laurentian Bank Securities.

With respect to the Investment Funds practice area, John has acted in respect of the initial public offerings of a significant number of structured product issuers, including mortgage investment corporations and real estate investment vehicles that have raised in excess of $4 billion in gross proceeds.

John joined Fasken Martineau as an articling student in 1998, became an associate in 2000 and a partner in 2005.

Honours and Awards

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 for Mining
  • Recognized in IFLR1000 2014-2017 as a Leading Lawyer for Capital Markets
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 for Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association