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John Sabetti Toronto Lawyer

John M. Sabetti

Partner Fasken
When seeking to access capital in the public markets, it is important for an issuer to consider all financing alternatives that are available in order to determine the right choice at that time.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2000
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

John Sabetti practices primarily in the areas of securities, mergers, acquisitions and corporate commercial law. With significant experience in corporate finance and M&A transactions, John regularly assists clients with structuring and leading initial public offerings, private placements, acquisition financing, take-over bids, business combinations, debt offerings and redomiciling transactions.

In his corporate commercial practice, John has acted for public companies and some of Canada’s largest private corporations and their shareholders. With experience in a broad range of corporate matters, John regularly advises clients with structuring joint venture and shareholder arrangements, as well as the purchase and sale of businesses and corporate reorganizations, in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, high tech, and construction equipment rental.

From a capital markets perspective, John has participated in numerous public and private capital raising transactions in a broad range of sectors including mining, healthcare and technology.

In the mining sector, John has represented a variety of issuers including  Golden Star Resources Ltd., First Quantum Minerals, 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.

John regularly advises clients on structuring investment funds and other structured products, including having acted on the initial public offerings of closed-end funds, mortgage investment corporations and real estate investment vehicles that have raised in excess of $4 billion in gross proceeds.

John also has advised clients 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.


  • Recognized Nationwide as Highly Regarded in Capital Markets – Debt and Capital Markets - Equity, IFLR 1000 2018 to 2020
  • Recognized for Mining and for Investment Funds & Asset Management , Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018
  • Recognized for Capital Markets, Corporate Law and M&A, The Legal 500 Canada 2017
IFLR 1000 Recognized Nationwide as Highly Regarded in Capital Markets – Debt and Capital Markets - Equity Recognized most recently in the 2020 edition of IFLR 1000
2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized for Mining and for Investment Funds & Asset Management
2017 The Legal 500 Canada Recognized for Capital Markets, Corporate Law and M&A


  • LLB Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • M.B.A. York University
  • B Comm University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

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