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Fasken Named Global Mining Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for 12th Time and John Torrey Received the Banking Lawyer of The Year Award

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Toronto (Canada) – Fasken received significant accolades at the Who’s Who Legal’s 2020 Awards. For the twelfth time, Fasken has been recognized as the world’s top Global Mining Law Firm of the Year. This is the Firm’s  sixth consecutive win, receiving this award more times than any other law firm in the world. Further, Fasken partner John Torrey was presented with the Lawyer of the Year Award in the Banking category.

Fasken has earned an unparalleled reputation in the mining industry, providing clients with full-service legal guidance for more than 150 years. Maneuvering the dynamics and cycles of the mining industry, Fasken advises on complex mining projects throughout the globe.

One of Canada’s highly regarded lending lawyers, John’s practice focusses exclusively on lending transactions. With experience in all areas of lending, he has particular expertise in acquisition and project financings and all aspects of mine finance. John works with an outstanding team of talented and experienced colleagues.   John is consistently recognized as a top practitioner in the leading legal directories in the areas of banking, project financing and mining.  Amongst such recognitions, John has long been a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers Global.

About Who’s Who Legal
Who’s Who Legal is a strategic research partner of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law. Who’s Who Legal’s 2020 award winners are selected based upon a comprehensive, independent survey of both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only firms and practitioners who have met independent international research criteria are considered.

About Fasken
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