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Martin K Denyes Toronto Lawyer

Martin K. Denyes

Partner | Managing Partner, Ontario Fasken
Martin Denyes has made a career of helping employers ensure they have the right people, pointed in the right direction. As Managing Partner of the Firm’s Ontario region, Martin has turned that experience and expertise to the service of the Firm and the clients it serves.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1992
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Martin Denyes is Managing Partner of the firm’s Ontario Region, with primary responsibility for leadership of the Firm’s Toronto and Ottawa offices.  His legal practice is focused predominantly on employment and labour, where he assists employers solve their day to day issues in the workplace and the mission critical issues that drive their workplace strategies. 

In his role as Regional Managing Partner, Martin is responsible for the overall operations of the firm’s Toronto and Ottawa offices, leading a team of more than 250 lawyers and more than 550 personnel.  He is a member of the firm’s Partnership Board, working proactively to enhance and build the firm’s relationships with clients, as well as in its communities. 

In his legal practice, Martin’s experience includes:

  • assisting management teams in developing policies, practices and attitudes that help them stay union free;
  • successfully advising employers during union organizing drives;
  • negotiating collective agreements to mandate;
  • successfully assisting management teams with plant closure and relocation decisions;
  • grievance arbitration;
  • labour relations board litigation;
  • supporting executives in negotiation of employment agreements and generally in navigating the complexity of today’s employment environment.

A talented trainer, Martin seamlessly combines his legal knowledge with an entertaining training style, teaching employers and their managers about human rights issues, sexual harassment prevention and response, privacy compliance, managing in the unionized workplace, managing to stay union free, attendance management and workplace investigations.


Career & Education


  • LLB Queen's University
  • B, Journ (Hons) Carleton University

Memberships & Affiliations

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


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

New and Creative Alternatives to Layoffs: Critical Legal and Practical Considerations Workforce Restructuring, The Canadian Institute location location Toronto
New Provisions in Executive Employment Contracts The Six-Minute Employment Lawyer 2011, The Law Society of Upper Canada location location Toronto


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