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Almost all businesses are affected by government decisions that can either help or hinder their goals. With skilled counsel at your side, you can anticipate and reduce risk, as well as identify opportunities to improve your position in the future.
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Almost all businesses are affected by decisions made at almost all levels of government.

Those decisions can help or hinder your goals. When you have skilled, well-informed counsel at your side, you can anticipate and reduce risk. You can also identify opportunities to improve the future position of your organization.

Fasken offers three distinct advantages. First, we take a rigorous approach to understanding your business and legal priorities. Second, we conduct ourselves with the highest professional standards. Third, our client relationships are protected by solicitor-client privilege and the strictest discretion.

We assist local clients doing business in foreign jurisdictions, with an emphasis on African and Latin American countries. Our industry knowledge is truly global and well respected by government and clients alike.

Most of our government relations lawyers are fully bilingual in English and French, and some speak additional languages We are trained in both civil and common law. Many of us have held senior decision-making positions in government, either as advisors to cabinet ministers, elected officials or as lobbyists.

Our client work includes implementing effective government relations strategies for mining, insurance and pharmaceutical industry associations, multinational financial services corporations, and numerous private businesses in Canada and abroad.

Subscribe to group updates, browse our recent work or contact any of our lawyers to learn more.

We understand the decision-making process and skillfully advocate for your interests.

Areas of Expertise


Client Work

  • IAMGOLD Corporation successfully responds to application seeking a preservation order,
  • Lafarge Canada Inc. acquires Mixcor Aggregates Inc.,
  • Developing Equatorial Guinea as a gas mega-hub,
  • China's Zijin Mining to buy Canada's Nevsun for approximately C$1.86 billion,
  • Senior Advisor to Canada Health Infoway in implementing PrescribeIT,
  • Successfully represented the city of Bois-des-Filion in a matter relating to access to information,
  • Memorandum of understanding respecting the transmission of electricity between Tanzania and Burundi,
  • Project to interconnect the power grids of Cameroon and Chad, Ongoing since June 2014
  • Agnico-Eagle Mines awarded damages in arbitration against Government of Nunavut,


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