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Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Calgary, London, Montreal, New York, Ottawa, Sydney and 2 more


Stikeman Elliott LLP is a global leader in Canadian business law and the first call for businesses working in and with Canada. Our offices are located in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London and Sydney. The firm provides clients with the highest quality counsel, strategic advice and workable solutions. It has an exceptional track record in major US cross-border and multijurisdictional matters and ranks as a top firm in its primary practice areas including mergers and acquisitions, securities, business litigation, banking and finance, competition and foreign investment, tax, restructuring, energy, real estate, project development, employment and labour, and pensions.


Main areas of practice


Mergers and acquisitions: Stikeman Elliott is well known in Canada and internationally as a tier 1 firm, leading innovative and record-setting deals with public companies and with deep expertise in negotiated transactions involving private companies and private equity/venture capital investors.


Capital markets: the firm is top-ranked in corporate finance, representing underwriters, issuers and other capital markets players. The team’s expertise spans public offerings, private placements, high-yield debt and other debt offerings, structured finances, securitisations and derivatives, REITs, as well as securities, regulatory and compliance issues.


Global financial services: the multi-disciplinary financial products and services practice delivers cutting-edge expertise in structured finance, derivatives and financial products, investment funds and asset management, financial institutions and financial services regulatory matters


Banking and lending: the firm has a broad range of experience in conventional bank lending, syndications and similar arrangements. It acts for lenders and borrowers on a full range of domestic secured corporate and commercial financings, unsecured or commercial paper standby lines for investment grade corporate credit, asset-based financing and acquisition financing.


Restructuring and insolvency: Stikeman Elliott is experienced in both public and private restructurings, negotiations with international creditors’ syndicates and in US cross-border insolvencies. The firm acts for borrowers, lenders, accounting firms, trustees, creditors and shareholders.


Litigation and dispute resolution: the firm has one of Canada’s top-tier business litigation practices. Its work includes: class actions, securities, tax, competition, product liability, intellectual property, arbitration, environmental and employment.


Real estate: Stikeman Elliott acts for the industry’s most sophisticated players on their most complex projects, and has long-standing relationships with the key real estate developers and investors who have transformed Canadian real estate investment.


Taxation: the firm provides cutting-edge expertise in all areas of tax law, including inbound and outbound international structuring and planning, trusts, commodity taxation, customs, corporate financings, reorganizations and restructurings, government representation, transfer pricing, compliance settlements, insurance, employment and resource taxation.


Competition and foreign investment: the firm’s practice is recognized internationally for delivering ground-breaking results to clients pursuing ambitious business combinations in the most heavily scrutinised Canadian and global industries.


Mining: the firm 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.


Energy: Stikeman Elliott’s national practice supports clients through all phases of projects and transactions, across all the sub-sectors of the diverse power industry and in all Canadian jurisdictions.


Public-private partnerships/infrastructure: the firm advises a variety of stakeholders, including sponsors, developing consortia and financiers, on the development, financing, and acquisition/divestiture of some of Canada’s most prominent projects.


Insurance: Stikeman Elliott’s national insurance and reinsurance practice offers insurance sector clients an unsurpassed combination of corporate, regulatory, transactional and coverage expertise, coupled with a top-tier litigation/dispute resolution practice. The firm represents a wide range of the world’s leading insurance and reinsurance companies and brokers.


  • Number of Partners: 190
  • Number of Lawyers: 466

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