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Founded in 1952, Stikeman Elliott has become one of Canada’s leading business law firms, advising domestic and international clients on all aspects of business law. Areas of specialisation include M&A, securities, tax, banking, insurance, derivatives, asset securitisation, insolvency/restructuring real estate, mining, competition & foreign investment, technology, outsourcing and intellectual property. Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Lexpert®/American Lawyer Media guides identify the firm as one of Canada’s top-tier corporate, M&A and securities practices and it is frequently ranked among Canada’s leaders in domestic and cross-border M&A and corporate finance league tables. The firm is also prominent in business litigation, including securities and insolvency proceedings, banking and insurance-related matters and domestic and cross-border class action defence, among others. Reputational surveys and transactional league tables consistently identify Stikeman Elliott as a market leader in each of its principal areas of practice.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

Mergers & Acquisitions: The M&A Group is well known in Canada, the US, UK and internationally for its work in high profile crossborder transactions involving public companies and for the depth of its expertise in negotiated transactions involving private companies and private equity and venture capital investors. The group includes top-ranked M&A partners in each of Canada’s four economically dominant jurisdictions.

Corporate Finance & Securities: The Corporate Finance & Securities Group is one of Canada’s most prominent. It has stood at the forefront of the development of Canadian income trust structures and includes numerous leading practitioners in each of the country’s major corporate finance centres. The firm regularly advises clients wishing to list on London’s AIM and EMTN programmes. The New York office advises on a wide range of securities-related regulatory matters, including MJDS filings by Canadian companies and Canadian compliance issues of concern to US and overseas companies.

Banking & Financial Services: The Group has a broad range of experience in conventional bank lending, syndications and similar arrangements. The group acts for lenders and borrowers on a full range of domestic secured corporate and commercial financings, unsecured or commercial paper stand-by lines for investment grade corporate credit, asset-based financing and acquisition financing.

Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring: The Group has acted for borrowers, lenders, accounting firms, trustees, creditors and shareholders in some of Canada’s most challenging corporate reorganisations and restructurings. The firm is broadly experienced in both public and private restructurings as well as in negotiations with international creditors’ syndicates. It has extensive experience in cross-border insolvencies.

Structured Finance & Financial Products: The firm represents Canadian and international financial intermediaries, corporations and other market participants in developing, structuring and implementing a broad range of asset securitisation, structured finance, and derivative product transactions. It has served for many years as Canadian counsel to ISDA.

Litigation, Class Actions & ADR: The firm’s Litigation Group has a strong corporate commercial emphasis. It is particularly well known for its work in the areas of securities, insolvency, tax, product liability, professional negligence, insurance, real estate, construction, intellectual property, environmental, competition, employment, commercial negligence and class actions. The firm also offers ADR and a well-regarded international commercial arbitration practice.

Taxation: The increasingly complex needs of Canadian and international clients are served by the firm’s tax practice. In addition to transactional tax planning and litigation, the firm regularly provides highly specialised advice on international tax matters, transfer pricing, and commodity taxation.

Competition & Foreign Investment: The firm’s Competition & Foreign Investment Group advises in both Canadian and international transactions, criminal investigations, class and other civil actions, Competition Tribunal proceedings regarding mergers, abuse of dominance and other reviewable matters, and day to day compliance in a wide range of industries.

Mining: The firm’s team of mining lawyers offers in-depth experience in all aspects of mining, including financings (both public and private), general securities law advice, joint ventures, property acquisition agreements and project financing. Clients include Canadian-based and international mining companies, investment bank, and international banks lending to the mining sector.

Energy: The corporate finance, M&A and restructuring practices are highly experienced in energy-related transactions, both domestic and crossborder. The firm’s Calgary-based Oil and Gas Practice advises on exploration, development, production, transportation, downstream marketing and related issues. The firm is also widely recognised for its expertise in the electrical energy and renewable energy sectors, including domestic and international independent power projects, and for regulatory expertise spanning all areas of energy law.

Real Estate: The firm advises on every type of major real estate development, including commercial, retail, office, industrial, multi-family residential, hotel, entertainment and mixed-use. The Group has expertise in handling large, complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, bulk real estate portfolio acquisitions, dispositions and financings, and in the establishment of investment funds and joint ventures.

Employment, Labour and Pension: The Employment and Labour Group delivers its services on a continuing basis to employers on a wide range of employment and labour matters including labour standards, occupational health and safety, collective bargaining, employee privacy, human rights issues, legislative advice, and drafting of all relevant contracts. The National Pension and Benefits Practice Group assists clients in the sophisticated and complex environment in which pension and employee benefit programs operate today.

Technology and Intellectual Property: The Technology and Outsourcing Group provides a full range of legal services and aims not only to help clients adjust to the business realities of the increasing importance to technology, but also to identify and capitalize on valuable new opportunities in the global information marketplace. The group’s core competencies include outsourcing and service arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, joint ventures, licensing and commercialization, technology development, privacy, intellectual property management/branding, technology litigation and e-commerce and internet infrastructure.

Public-Private Partnerships / Infrastructure: Members of the firm’s PPP/Infrastructure Group have advised a variety of stakeholders, including sponsors, developing consortia and financiers, on the development of some of Canada’s most prominent public infrastructure projects in a variety of sectors including healthcare, highways and roads, power production facilities, transit and other public facilities.

International Work: The firm has been present in London since 1969 and in New York and the Asia-Pacific region since the early 1980s. The firm also regularly represents clients with respect to their business interests in Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and continental Europe as well as individuals and companies from those regions with respect to their Canadian business objectives.

Montréal

1155 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Fl 40
Montréal, QC, Canada, H3B 3V2
Phone: (514) 397-3000
Fax: (514) 397-3222

Toronto

199 Bay St, Suite 5300, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5L 1B9
Phone: (416) 869-5500
Fax: (416) 947-0866

Ottawa

50 O'Connor St, Suite 1600
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1P 6L2
Phone: (613) 234-4555
Fax: (613) 230-8877

Calgary

888 3rd St SW, Suite 4300, Banker's Hall W
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 5C5
Phone: (403) 266-9000
Fax: (403) 266-9034

Vancouver

666 Burrard St, Suite 1700, Park Pl
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6C 2X8
Phone: (604) 631-1300
Fax: (604) 681-1825

London

Dauntsey House, 4B Frederick's Pl
London, England, UK, EC2R 8AB
Phone: 44 20 7367 0150
Fax: 44 20 7367 0160

New York City

445 Park Ave, Fl 7
New York City, NY, USA, 10022
Phone: (212) 371-8855
Fax: (212) 371-7087

Sydney

1- Level 12, 50 Margaret St
Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000
Phone: (129) 232-7199
Fax: (129) 232-6908

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Corporate Finance & Securities Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities Montréal, Québec Most frequently recommended
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Corporate Tax Montréal, Québec Consistently recommended
Derivative Instruments Calgary, Alberta Consistently recommended
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Derivative Instruments Montréal, Québec Most frequently recommended
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Energy (Electricity) Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Energy (Electricity) Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Energy (Oil & Gas) Calgary, Alberta Consistently recommended
Environmental Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Montréal, Québec Consistently recommended
Investment Funds & Asset Management Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Investment Funds & Asset Management Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Investment Funds & Asset Management Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Montréal, Québec Most frequently recommended
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Litigation - Product Liability Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Product Liability Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Litigation - Securities Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Litigation - Securities Montréal, Québec Repeatedly recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Vancouver, British Columbia Consistently recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Montréal, Québec Most frequently recommended
Mining Vancouver, British Columbia Consistently recommended
Mining Toronto, Ontario Most frequently recommended
Mining Montréal, Québec Consistently recommended
Pensions & Employee Benefits Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly recommended
Project Finance Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly recommended
Project Finance Toronto, Ontario Consistently recommended
Project Finance Montréal, Québec Consistently recommended
Property Development Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly recommended
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