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Fasken Martineau receives Band 1 rankings in four practice areas in Chambers Global 2017

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Our legal prowess is showcased in the latest edition of the Chambers Global Guide.

Toronto (Canada) – Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, is pleased to announce that it has once again been recognized as a leading firm in Canada in Chambers Global 2017. These rankings are reflective of the firm’s bench strength in a multitude of practice areas, both in Canada and internationally.

2017 Highlights: 

  • 59 of the firm’s lawyers are ranked in 37 areas of practice;
  • Band 1 rankings in four practice areas: Aboriginal Law; Employment & Labour; Energy & Natural Resources: Mining; Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting;
  • Nine lawyers received top-tier status as leaders in their respective area.

Chambers and Partners publishes one of the most respected legal directories in the world and is a trusted source of information for the legal community.

The following Fasken Martineau lawyers are ranked in Chambers Global 2017:

Aboriginal Law (Canada)

  • Neal Smitheman
  • Charles Willms

Banking & Finance (Canada)

  • Jon J Holmstrom
  • John Torrey

Banking & Finance: Financial Services (Canada)

  • Stephen Clark

Competition/Antitrust (Canada)

  • Anthony Baldanza
  • Huy Do

Competition/Antitrust (South Africa)

  • Stephen Langbridge

Construction (South Africa)

  • Christopher Picas (Associates to watch)
  • Simon Pratt
  • Tania Siciliano
  • Duncan Sinclair (Senior Statesmen)

Corporate/Commercial: Foreign Expert Based in UK (Nigeria)

  • Abayomi Akinjide (Expert based abroad in UK)

Corporate/M&A (Canada)

  • Jon Levin
  • Bill Orr
  • Robert Paré

Corporate/M&A: Foreign Expert (UK)

  • Abayomi Akinjide (Foreign expert for Nigeria)

Corporate/M&A (South Africa) (Recognized Practitioner – Other Noted Firms)


Dispute Resolution (Canada)

  • Mark Andrews, Q.C.
  • Geoff Cowper, Q.C.

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

  • Tina Cicchetti (Up and Coming)

Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) (Canada)

  • Andrew Borrell
  • Laura Cooper
  • Geoff Cowper, Q.C.

Employment & Labour (Canada)

  • Brian Burkett
  • Douglas Gilbert
  • Brian Smeenk

Employment (South Africa)

  • Ludwig Frahm-Arp

Energy & Natural Resources: Foreign Expert for Latin America-wide

  • Michael Bourassa
  • Alison Lacy

Energy & Natural Resources: Foreign Expert for China

  • Michael Boehm

Energy & Natural Resources: Foreign Expert for Canada (South Africa)

  • Tanneke Heersche

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (Canada)

  • Michael Bourassa
  • John Turner
  • Brian Graves
  • Josh Lewis

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining (South-Africa)

  • Andrew Mitchell

Energy: Power (Regulatory)

  • Peter Feldberg

Environment (Canada)

  • Rosalind Cooper

Information Technology (Canada)

  • John Beardwood
  • Andrew Nunes

Intellectual Property (Canada)


International Trade/WTO (Canada)

  • Peter Kirby
  • Cliff Sosnow

Media & Broadcasting (South Africa)

  • Eric van den Berg

Pensions & Benefits (Canada)


Projects & Energy (South Africa)

  • Lara Bezuidenhoudt
  • Ashen Jugoo
  • Blaize Vance

Project Finance (Canada)

  • Brian Kelsall
  • Ella Plotkin

Projects & Energy (Africa-wide)

  • Tanneke Heersche

Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (Africa-wide)


Projects & Energy: Mining & Minerals (Global-wide)


Projects: PPP & Infrastructure (Canada)

  • W. Thomas Barlow
  • Brian Kelsall
  • David Little
  • Ella Plotkin

Restructuring/Insolvency (Canada)

  • Stuart Brotman
  • John Grieve, Q.C.
  • Kibben Jackson
  • Aubrey Kauffman
  • Alain Riendeau

Tax (Canada)

  • Alain Ranger

Tax: Litigation (Canada)

  • Curtis Stewart

Telecoms, Media & Broadcasting (Canada)

  • Laurence Dunbar
  • Jay Kerr-Wilson
  • Leslie Milton
  • Scott Prescott
  • Stephen P Whitehead

About Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With more than 700 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, London and Johannesburg. For additional information, please visit the firm's website at


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