Farris LLP

Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

45 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

9 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Farris LLP ("Farris") is a leading Canadian law firm with offices in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia. The full-service firm represents some of the largest public and private institutions and corporations in the province, and has the proven capacity and experience to carry out complex and multi-dimensional legal projects.

Corporate/Commercial: Advising on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, cross-border transactions, corporate reorganizations, establishing joint ventures and partnerships, facilitating regulatory approvals, syndicated credit facility transactions, project financing and public/private partnership transactions, private equity investments, incentive and stock compensation plans, and general corporate matters.

Litigation: Farris' experience includes trial and appellate advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, commercial transactions, securities litigation, labour relations, product liability, administrative and regulatory matters, class actions, bankruptcy and insolvency, aboriginal matters, internet and social media issues, and defamation and other media related law. Farris litigators appear regularly in all B.C. Courts, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Employment and Labour: Acting for public and private-sector clients, our labour and employment lawyers advise on all labour relations and human resources issues, including essential services, collective agreements, collective bargaining, corporate downsizing, managing unions and strikes, and workplace policies (harassment and computer/internet use).

Taxation and Wealth Management: The Farris Tax team represents a broad range of domestic, international, and public and private clients, and works closely with the Farris Corporate and Securities teams to provide integrated tax efficient solutions. Our wealth management lawyers advise on business succession, estate planning, wealth preservation and charitable endeavours.


  • 50 Farris partners ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada.
  • Farris rated one of Vancouver’s leading corporate and litigation law firms for over a decade by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
  • Two Farris partners ranked in The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
  • 27 Farris partners ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

Languages: English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Punjabi, Russian and Spanish.

Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Managing Partner
Robert S. Anderson, Q.C.
Jeffrey J. Kay, Q.C.
R. Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C.
Corporate Commercial
Mitchell H. Gropper, Q.C.
Corporate Commercial

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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Cannabis Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Family Law Arbitration
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Mining Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Project Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Sports Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Top Listed state Awards
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Corporate Law with 19 lawyers
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Family Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 11 lawyers
Top Listed city Awards
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Corporate Law with 19 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Family Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 11 lawyers

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