As a globally recognised legal firm, Fasken Martineau specialises in business law across key sectors

 Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm with more than 70 lawyers. The firm has eight offices in Canada, Europe and Africa. Our practice spans every sector of business, industry and government.

Fasken Martineau provides strategic advice to a broad range of clients including close to half of the Fortune 100 companies. We work with corporate clients (large, medium and small companies), regulatory authorities, government agencies, non-profit bodies and individual clients.


Our expertise
With top-ranked lawyers across a wide range of practice areas and business sectors, clients rely on us for our legal expertise in:

  • Aboriginal
  • Antitrust/competition and marketing
  • Asia Pacific
  • Banking and finance
  • Class actions
  • Communications
  • Construction and procurement
  • Corporate/commercial
  • Energy, environmental, climate change and regulatory
  • Financial institutions and services
  • Forestry
  • Government relations and ethics
  • Health
  • Infrastructure and public-private partnerships
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Insurance
  • International arbitration
  • Investment products and wealth management
  • Labour, employment and human rights
  • Life sciences
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Mining
  • Privacy and information protection
  • Private equity
  • Product liability
  • Real estate
  • Securities and M&As
  • Taxation
  • Technology and intellectual property
  • Trusts, wills, estates and charities

Fasken Martineau’s Johannesburg office specialises in the following in particular:

  • Antitrust/competition
  • Environmental
  • Global energy
  • Labour, employment and human rights
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • M&As
  • Mining
  • Property
  • Project finance
  • Tax


Awards, rankings and accolades
With more than 150 years of experience, Fasken Martineau’s Global Mining Group has earned an unparalleled reputation in the industry. Thanks to our wealth of history and international prominence, clients are assured of the capable management of all aspects of the mining industry.

We deftly manoeuvre the dynamics and cycles of international mining, structuring transactions to promote cross-border efficiencies, reduce exposure to political and regulatory risk and facilitate financings. Our group’s lawyers are among the most qualified in the world. Consistently recognised by leading legal directories, our firm has been named Global Mining Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal eight times. The breadth of our international reach was recognised by Chambers Global, ranking our Canadian and Latin American mining practices as Band 1.

Whether you are at the exploration, development or mining phase; need to secure financing; or plan to acquire other companies, Fasken Martineau’s Global Mining Group has the richest source of experience and international prestige available.

Global Mining Law Firm of the Year – Who’s Who Legal
This is the eighth time that Fasken Martineau has been recognised as the leading law firm for mining worldwide – more than any other law firm globally. In 2016, Who’s Who Legal ranked 71 of our lawyers in 21 areas in Canada, UK and SA.

Chambers Global
In 2016, Chambers Global recognised our firm for Africa-wide: Projects and Energy; Projects and Energy: Mining and Minerals; South Africa: Projects and Energy; Energy and Natural Resources; Mining; Construction; and Employment.

IFLR1000 South Africa (2016)
Our firm was recognised for Energy and Mining, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Competition and M&As. IFLR1000 also ranks three of our practitioners as leading lawyers.

Africa Invest Legal Advisor of the Year – Africa Investor Infrastructure Investment
This award is in recognition of the various infrastructure projects in which we were involved across the continent in the past year.

Firm with a Dedicated Pro Bono Department – Awards
Our commitment and dedication to pro bono legal services were recognised by in Johannesburg in September 2016. The awards celebrate the professionalism and heart of SA legal practitioners in ensuring equal access to legal services. In 2014, the Awards recognised Fasken Martineau as the firm with the most pro bono hours.

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