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John Elias Toronto Lawyer

John M. Elias *

Partner Fasken
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Jurisdiction Ontario, 1989 | England and Wales, 2012
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation


John Elias’ practice is focused predominantly on banking, finance, financial restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions. Regularly advising financial institutions, as well as borrowers and project sponsors on multi-jurisdictional financings, John also works with clients on acquisition financings, corporate facilities, energy and mine financings and project financings.

In his corporate and mergers and acquisitions practice, John advises on cross-border private equity transactions, as well as on international corporate finance transactions involving parties or assets across Canada, US, Central & South America, Europe and Africa.

Formerly the Managing Partner of the firm’s London office and based there for over 10 years, John’s expertise has been recognized by The Legal 500.


  • For his work in advising corporates, banks and private equity houses on a broad range of work, Legal 500 2006

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Career & Education


  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Upper Canada College Common Ties Advisory Committee (2012-2019)
  • Chair, Structured Finance Subcommittee of the IBA Banking Law Committee
  • Co-Chair, Joint IBA/ABA Task Force on Cross-Border Legal Opinion Practices



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