Fasken Martineau is a leading national business and litigation law firm in Canada. With over 700 lawyers in offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, London and Johannesburg, we provide services to our clients in virtually all areas of the law, on a national and international basis


The firm provides clients with recognized expertise in both of Canada's legal systems, common law and civil law, and in both of Canada's official languages, English and French. Our clients include Canadian and foreign corporations, governments and private individuals.

Many of the firm's lawyers are acknowledged leaders in their fields of expertise. Seventy-five of our lawyers are recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Nineteen of them are ranked among the 650 leading lawyers in Canada. And fourteen of the firm's partners are cited as "The World's Leading Lawyers " in the prestigious Chamber's Global.

Fasken Martineau's utmost concern is to provide the business community with the means to meet constantly evolving legal obligations. Just as we help our clients keep pace with industry transformations, we ceaselessly adapt our services to meet the requirements of the existing legal framework.

We offer advice on a wealth of major issues confronting the business world in Canada. Our firm has earned itself an enviable reputation for the depth and scope of its expertise in litigation, business law and labour law. We can offer our clients efficient and timely services thanks to the particular expertise of our various practice groups specializing in specific areas of law.

Our lawyers are committed to providing our clients with the best results that a practical, creative and business-oriented approach can offer.

Main Location

333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
P.O. Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6
Phone: 416-366-8381
8 offices in 3 countries

Firm Attorneys

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Peter Feldberg Peter Feldberg Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Practicing in: Energy Regulatory Law
Practicing in: Energy Regulatory Law
Kevin O Kevin O'Callaghan Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Practicing in: Aboriginal Law
Practicing in: Aboriginal Law
Charles F. Willms Charles F. Willms Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
Practicing in: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Practicing in: Alternative Dispute Resolution

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    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Canada in Communications Law with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Ontario in Communications Law with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Quebec in Environmental Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Quebec in Labour and Employment Law with 8 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Ottawa, Ontario in Communications Law with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Montréal, Quebec in Labour and Employment Law with 8 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Montréal, Quebec in Environmental Law with 3 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Canada in Communications Law with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Ontario in Communications Law with 6 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Quebec in Environmental Law with 3 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" in Quebec in Labour and Employment Law with 8 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Ottawa, Ontario in Communications Law with 6 lawyers.

    Client Comments

    "Alan provides outstanding tax counsel. I have worked with him on a number of complex projects over the last 20 years and have known him always to be insightful, thoroughly knowledgeable, and inventive. Alan is certainly one of Canada's finest tax lawyers."
    - Michael O'Reilly
    Minto Developments Inc.
    "Alan is a very trusted advisor. I have known Alan for almost twenty years and he has proven a very valuable resource and business partner. Along with being a very brilliant tax layer he is able to balance the technical and the practical. He is an excellent business advisor who is very well respected. His professional credentials and his contribution to the tax profession in Canada are indisputable. "
    "I found Andre to be excellent in the case that we were involved in. At all times he was informed and prepared. He was extremely professional and, at the same time, very down to Earth in communicating information in terms that were easy to understand, allowing our company to make logical and right business decisions. The way that he managed the case not only within our company, but working with the other parties and lawyers involved, showed his ability for negotiation and consensus building. The firm is very large since it is international in scope, and although I had worked with others within his firm, I had not worked with Andre before. It was an absolute pleasure. "
    "As the former General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Canada), I worked with Gerry for more than 20 years. He has handled significant cases relating to allegations of audit negligence, police investigations, demands from the Canada Revenue Agency, and other complex and sensitive matters. As well, he has done work for PwC member firms in the United States and the Caribbean, and handles matters for PwC Barbados. Gerry has a significant understanding of audit work, and is a very capable defence counsel. He is timely, diligent and extremely adept at understanding the complex legal and strategic issues in professional negligence claims. Gerry is also timely and cost efficient. He identifies options and works in a collaborative manner with General Counsel. We regard ourselves as a team and Gerry is a team player. Gerry is innovative and adept in selecting the most appropriate dispute resolution process, including arbitration, mediation and other ADR protocols. I have had the pleasure of being involved in numerous cases and mediations with Gerry, all of which went very well. Overall, I regard Gerry as one of my two top litigation counsel in Canada. I would not hesitate to involve him in the most serious matters. He is a superb professional and is recognized as such by all those who have dealings with him. I should also add that, by reason of his abilitites, Gerry has become the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP relationship partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP across Canada."
    "My association with Gerry dates back to the mid 1990's. He is experienced and knowledgeable in the law. Those qualities enable him to assess cases and to quickly offer practical advice/strategies. I particularly appreciated his business mindset and his tireless effort on our behalf. Among Gerry's strong suits are his organizational skills, and his excellent communication skills both oral and written. In addition to negligence and contract disputes, Gerry has also handled serious employee issues in the areas of fraud and harassment, where he was able to combine his knowledge of the law along with sensitivity to successfully resolve these files. While willing to confront parties if required, Gerry is able to use diplomacy to achieve the necessary cooperation from all. Gerry resolves problems rather than expanding them into expensive litigation. We have worked together in both mediations and formal arbitrations. In both forums, Gerry and his team prepared well-written, comprehensive briefs. Gerry successfully resolved our disputes expeditiously and cost-effectively. Gerry's counsel was always sound and he always achieved our business objective. In particular, Gerry's strategic thinking and practical approach sets him above other counsel. Based on my exposure to litigation counsel in Canada, and other countries, I rank my experience with Gerry among the best. I am pleased to recommend him as an excellent counsel."
    "I have known Gerry for over ten years. I value Gerry's counsel. Gerry has significant experience in professional negligence claims. He has exceptionally sound judgment and is able to quickly assess the facts and develop appropriate strategies. Gerry has also demonstrated outstanding organizational skills. He uses document management systems and knows when they can add value in large litigation files. Gerry is also experienced working with professionals and experts. He provides clear direction and insight. Gerry is skilled at applying the right approach at the right time. I have worked with Gerry in formal mediations as well as informal settlement negotiations. In formal mediations, I have always found his counsel and business judgment to be above the level anticipated from legal counsel. Gerry is a strategic thinker and is able to secure excellent settlements. Summary: I have over the course of my career worked with many lawyers in different countries. I hold my experiences working with Gerry as some of the most enjoyable and successful."
    "Marc goes straight to the essential. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable in his area, he understands the meaning of the words cost efficient. He is always a pleasure to work with."
    - Louis Guertin
    Canam Group Inc.
    "Mr. Feldberg is an exceptional lawyer and outstanding at client service. In all regulatory, energy and first-nations' matters, his experience is extensive, and his advice is incisive and practical. Both his verbal and written communications are clear, to the point, and valuable. He has tremendous strategic and tactical ability, and easily charts a course through difficult and complex matters. He has a calm, measured, and rational approach even in most contentious and highly charged proceedings. He has acted in matters both in Canada and the U.S. for companies with which I have been associated, with excellent results. He has the most impressive knowledge and understanding of the technical side of the energy industry and helps both lawyers and engineers with ease. He quickly gains your trust and has all resources he needs at his fingertips. I give him my highest recommendation. "
    - Zora Lazic
    AltaLink
    "Experienced regulatory and aboriginal law lawyer. Extremely personable, knowledgeable and practical. Hard worker and consistently responsive. Good business judgment and knows what needs to be focused on. Never confuses difficult subjects but instead simplifies without losing key points. Has respect from business people and internal lawyers alike. A trusted and valued advisor."
    "Alan provides outstanding tax counsel. I have worked with him on a number of complex projects over the last 20 years and have known him always to be insightful, thoroughly knowledgeable, and inventive. Alan is certainly one of Canada's finest tax lawyers."
    - Michael O'Reilly
    Minto Developments Inc.
    "Alan is a very trusted advisor. I have known Alan for almost twenty years and he has proven a very valuable resource and business partner. Along with being a very brilliant tax layer he is able to balance the technical and the practical. He is an excellent business advisor who is very well respected. His professional credentials and his contribution to the tax profession in Canada are indisputable. "
    "I found Andre to be excellent in the case that we were involved in. At all times he was informed and prepared. He was extremely professional and, at the same time, very down to Earth in communicating information in terms that were easy to understand, allowing our company to make logical and right business decisions. The way that he managed the case not only within our company, but working with the other parties and lawyers involved, showed his ability for negotiation and consensus building. The firm is very large since it is international in scope, and although I had worked with others within his firm, I had not worked with Andre before. It was an absolute pleasure. "
    "As the former General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Canada), I worked with Gerry for more than 20 years. He has handled significant cases relating to allegations of audit negligence, police investigations, demands from the Canada Revenue Agency, and other complex and sensitive matters. As well, he has done work for PwC member firms in the United States and the Caribbean, and handles matters for PwC Barbados. Gerry has a significant understanding of audit work, and is a very capable defence counsel. He is timely, diligent and extremely adept at understanding the complex legal and strategic issues in professional negligence claims. Gerry is also timely and cost efficient. He identifies options and works in a collaborative manner with General Counsel. We regard ourselves as a team and Gerry is a team player. Gerry is innovative and adept in selecting the most appropriate dispute resolution process, including arbitration, mediation and other ADR protocols. I have had the pleasure of being involved in numerous cases and mediations with Gerry, all of which went very well. Overall, I regard Gerry as one of my two top litigation counsel in Canada. I would not hesitate to involve him in the most serious matters. He is a superb professional and is recognized as such by all those who have dealings with him. I should also add that, by reason of his abilitites, Gerry has become the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP relationship partner for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP across Canada."

    Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

    Main Location

    333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
    Bay Adelaide Centre
    P.O. Box 20
    Toronto, ON M5H 2T6
    Phone: 416-366-8381
    8 offices in 3 countries

    Management

    Co-Managing Partner - Calgary
    Co-Managing Partner - Calgary
    Firm Managing Partner
    Managing Partner - Africa
    Managing Partner - London
    Managing Partner - Ontario
    Managing Partner - Québec
    Managing Partner - Vancouver

    Contacts

    Aboriginal Law
    604-631-4789
    Antitrust/Competition & Marketing
    416-865-4352
    Asia Pacific
    604-631-4829
    Banking & Finance
    416-865-5125
    Class Actions
    604-631-3195
    Communications
    416-865-4410
    Complex Litigation
    604-631-3185
    Construction
    604-631-4819
    Emerging Global Business
    416-868-3411
    Energy & Environmental Law
    604-631-4748
    Financial Institutions
    416-865-4382
    Forestry
    604-631-3167
    Global Mining
    416-865-4380
    Government Relations & Ethics
    416-865-5149
    Health Law
    416-865-5166
    Insolvency & Restructuring
    604-631-4772
    Insurance and Product Liability
    604-631-3121
    International Dispute Resolution
    416-868-3420
    International Law
    604-631-3129
    International Law
    514-397-4385
    Labour, Employment & Human Rights
    604-631-3147
    Municipal Law
    416-868-3403
    Pensions & Benefits
    416-865-4372
    Privacy and Information Protection
    514-397-7563
    Public-Private Partnerships
    416-865-4368
    Real Estate
    514-397-7696
    Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions
    416-865-5443
    Tax
    514-397-7555
    Technology & Intellectual Property
    514-397-4335
    Trusts, Wills, Estates and Charities
    604-631-4982

    Personnel

    Partners: 335
    Of Counsel: 36
    Associates: 212
    International Partners: 27
    International Associates: 18

    Practice Areas

    Aboriginal Law
    Administrative and Public Law
    Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Aviation Law
    Banking and Finance Law
    Banking Law
    Bet-the-Company Litigation
    Biotechnology Law
    Class Action Litigation
    Communications Law
    Competition/Antitrust Law
    Construction Law
    Corporate and Commercial Litigation
    Corporate Governance Practice
    Corporate Law
    Defamation and Media Law
    Director and Office Liability Practice
    Employee Benefits Law
    Energy Regulatory Law
    Entertainment Law
    Environmental Law
    Finance Law
    Franchise Law
    Immigration Law
    Information Technology Law
    Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
    Insurance Law
    Intellectual Property Law
    International Arbitration
    International Trade and Finance Law
    Labour and Employment Law
    Legal Malpractice Law
    Life Sciences Law
    Litigation
    Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
    Mutual Funds Law
    Natural Resources Law
    Personal Injury Litigation
    Product Liability Law
    Project Finance and Development Practice
    Project Finance Law
    Real Estate Law
    Regulatory Practice
    Securities Law
    Tax Law
    Technology Law
    Transportation Law
    Trusts and Estates