Stikeman Elliott

About Us


Stikeman Elliott is one of Canada's leading business law firms, recognized for top tier services in each of our core practice areas - corporate finance, M&A, real estate, corporate-commercial law, banking, structured finance, tax, insolvency, competition and foreign investment, employment and business litigation. We are regularly retained by domestic and international companies in a wide range of industries including financial services, insurance, technology, telecommunication, transportation, manufacturing, mining, energy, infrastructure and retail.

Stikeman Elliott is consistently ranked by national and international market observers and peers and among Canada's leading Corporate-Commercial, M&A and Corporate Finance firms, frequently dominating league tables in a variety of practice areas and sectors.

The firm's National Litigation Group, whose specializations include class actions, securities litigation, antitrust and restructurings, has been ranked among the top business litigation practices in Canada by Chambers Global, Lexpert and Benchmark. The firm is also well known for its extensive regulatory and government relations expertise; the latter anchored by its office in Ottawa.

We have prominent cross-border expertise, as the first Canadian firm to open offices in London and New York, and extensive experience in the U.S., Europe, China, South and Southeast Asia as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Our 500 lawyers include many of Canada's most prominent business practitioners and litigators, and our depth across practice areas enables clients to benefit from efficient, expert teams of lawyers at all levels. The firm has also invested heavily in cutting-edge knowledge management and project management systems in order to assure our clients of advice of the highest quality.

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  • #1 in Canadian M&A by deal count
    - Mergermarket 2014
  • #1 Canadian firm for Global Private Equity Deals
    - Bloomberg 2014
  • #1 for Canadian Equity Offerings by value (for underwriters)
    - Financial Post 2014
  • Band 1 in Corporate/M&A
    - Chambers Global
  • 2015 Canadian Law Firm of the Year
    - IFLR, Americas
  • Tier 1 in Capital Markets and M&A
    - IFLR1000

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