Stikeman Elliott

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Stikeman Elliott LLP
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Headquarters CIBC Tower
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
No. of offices 8
No. of attorneys approx. 500
No. of employees approx. 1300 (500 lawyers)
Major practice areas Corporate Law
Key people H. Heward Stikeman & Fraser Elliott
Date founded 1952 (Montreal)
Founder H. Heward Stikeman & Fraser Elliott
Company type Limited liability partnership

Stikeman Elliott LLP is an international corporate law firm based in Canada. It is known as one of the "seven sisters" in Toronto[1] and has approximately 500 lawyers in five Canadian offices as well as offices in New York, London, and Sydney.[2] It was founded in 1952 by H. Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott.[3]

History of the firm[edit]

Stikeman Elliott's history as a law firm began in 1952, when Heward Stikeman and Fraser Elliott established a tax boutique firm in Montreal. The firm expanded throughout the ensuing years, eventually becoming one of the largest full-service business law firms in Canada. Notably, this growth has come exclusively through the hiring of new lawyers or laterals from other firms - Stikeman Elliott has never merged with another firm, one of the few Bay Street firms to not do so.[4]

Areas of practice[edit]

  • Aboriginal Law
  • Banking & Lending
  • Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Communications
  • Competition & Foreign Investment
  • Construction
  • Corporate Finance & Securities
  • Corporate Governance / Directors & Officers
  • Emissions Trading & Climate Change
  • Employment & Labour
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Executive Compensation
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Forestry & Forest Products
  • Government Relations
  • Hospitality
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Arbitration
  • International Private Client & Tax Policy
  • International Trade
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Investment Funds
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Litigation / Class Actions
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Maritime, Aviation and Transportation
  • Media, Entertainment & Sports
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Outsourcing
  • Pension & Benefits
  • Plan Nord
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Real Estate & Municipal
  • REITs
  • Retail
  • Structured Finance & Financial Products
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • White Collar & Regulatory Crisis Response

Notable lawyers and alumni[edit]

Career Programs[edit]

Stikeman Elliott offers a summer student program and a law articling student program.[6]


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