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John Turner

John S.M. Turner

Partner | Global Mining Group Leader and Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions Group Leader Fasken
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Jurisdiction Ontario, 1989
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

John Turner is Leader of the firm’s Global Mining Group and the Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions Group. His practice is focused in the resource sector, where he has been involved in many leading corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions deals.

One of Canada's national newspapers, the Financial Post, has described John as "one of the best dirt lawyers in Canada, if not the world."

John represents issuers and underwriters in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions involving resource companies active throughout the globe.

He also regularly advises corporate boards, senior management and special committees on a breadth of transactional and governance matters.

Recognized by Chambers Global, John also received Lexpert’s “Zenith Award” for his extensive mining law expertise.

  • IFLR 1000 2019 Notable Practitioner (Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: equity, M&A), IFLR 1000 2019
  • Recognized nationwide for Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Canada 2019
  • Recognized for Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada), Chambers Canada 2016 to 2019
2019 IFLR 1000 IFLR 1000 2019 Notable Practitioner (Capital markets: Debt, Capital markets: equity, M&A)
2019 The Legal 500 Canada Recognized nationwide for Corporate and M&A
2016 to 2019 Chambers Canada Recognized for Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada) Chambers Canada covers lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories in Canada.


  • LLM University of Cambridge
  • LLB Queen's University
  • BSc (Hons) Queen's University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
TSX & TSX Venture Exchange: A Capital Opportunity Africa Oil Week 2013 location location Cape Town
Optimizing International Mining Operations Executive Seminar location location Toronto
Industry Standards for Reporting Lithium Brine Resources/Reserves 4th Lithium Supply & Markets Conference, Industrial Minerals Events location location Buenos Aires


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