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Derek Linfield, Consultant

Derek Linfield

Consultant Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1990
Office(s) London


Derek Linfield is a Consultant at Fasken’s London office. He has many years of experience in the London market, advising an international clientele on equity financings, exchange listings on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, public M&A and corporate reorganizations. In addition, he regularly advises international banks on Canadian law affecting international financings.

An advisor to both public and private companies, and highly experienced in cross-border transactions, Derek formerly worked with the Ontario Securities Commission (Canada's most influential securities regulator) and with the London office of a leading UK law firm. He also managed the London office of a well known Canadian law firm.

Derek is recognized in Chambers UK for Projects & Energy: Mining (Mainly International) in the top tier and is described as a practitioner with "impeccable judgement, especially when it comes to capital markets and corporate elements." He is also listed in Chambers Global for Capital Markets (UK), Corporate/M&A (Canada) and Corporate/M&A (UK); UK Legal Experts 2010 in the field of Energy and Natural Resources; The Legal 500 in the field of Energy and Natural Resources; The International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers and The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for mining, and is described as "an 'AIM expert' and one of the English research's most highly rated individuals".

Career & Education


  • LLB, MBA McGill University
  • BSc, Mathematics Memorial University
  • BA, Mathematics Memorial University

Community involvement

  • Mkango Resources (TSX-V:MKA) – Non-Executive Director & Chairman; 2014 – present
  • Sound Diplomacy (world's leading music market development consultancy) – Director; 2015 - present
  • Letz Inc. (Canadian internet startup) - Director; 2015 - present
  • Canada UK Chamber of Commerce – Director; 2002 – 2015 (currently serving as Advisory to the Board)
  • MUN (UK) Limited (UK campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland) - Director; 2007 – present   
  • Harlow Scholarship Trust - Trustee; 2015 - present
  • Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK – Director and Chairman; 2003 - 2012
  • Canada Day Committee - Chairman; 2009 - 2013
  • Canada House Cine-Club – President; 2001 – 2010
  • Canadians in Europe – Director; 2001 - 2004

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association, 1990 - 2015
  • International Bar Association, 1998 - 2015


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