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Fasken and Our Clients Win Big at the 2023 Canadian Law Awards

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The Canadian Law Awards recognize the nation's leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals, deals and cases over the past year.

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken and our clients were named “Gold Winners” in two categories at the 2023 Canadian Law Awards.

The Firm’s client work was recognized for the following:

  • “Mid-Market Deal of the Year” – Harbourfront Wealth Management's sale to Audax Private Equity
  • “Capital Markets Deal of the Year” – Rogers Communications’ bond offering to finance purchase of Shaw Communications

We are honoured to be trusted by our clients to represent them on such important deals. These awards also reconfirm the exceptional work of the Firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Communications groups.

Fasken’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group is a clear leader in Canada and among Canada’s largest, with close to 300 lawyers who advise our clients on the most complex and noteworthy transactions and cross-border deals in the country, whether it be acquisitions or dispositions, private equity buy-outs, corporate governance advice, or corporate reorganizations.  The group also has another 550 lawyers available to step in with advice on tax strategy, competition and foreign investment laws, acquisition financing, labour and employment, intellectual property, foreign corrupt practices and government relations.

The telecommunications and broadcasting industries continue to adapt rapidly to the demands of consumers. Regulation, licensing and government policies, as well as spectrum auctions and acquisitions and advancements to wireless technologies, are critical to staying competitive.  The Fasken Communications group helps clients navigate complex regulatory requirements and foreign ownership restrictions. We work with our clients to establish new businesses and initiatives, structure specialized communications service and infrastructure agreements, organize infrastructure projects at the national and international level, comply with regulation, obtain regulatory approvals, participate in policy and enforcement proceedings and connect with government and other industry stakeholders.  Fasken advises clients on traditional legal and regulatory issues and on the emerging technologies that will transform connectivity in vehicles, wireless devices, health care and universal broadband access.

About the Canadian Law Awards

The Canadian Law Awards recognize the nation's leading law firms, in-house legal teams, individuals, deals and cases over the past year. The Awards research team reviewed all nominations, applying its own knowledge and some third-party information, to identify the outstanding firms, teams, individuals, deals or cases in each category that received an “Excellence Award.” The second phase of the research process involved the “Excellence Awards” nominations material being forwarded to the extensive independent judging panel for scoring against strict criteria. Judges' scores were aggregated to produce a single “Gold Winner” in each category that was announced during the Canadian Law Awards event on May 11, 2023.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with over 800 lawyers and ten offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical and innovative legal services. We provide results-driven strategies to solve the most complex business and litigation challenges. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at