Stikeman Elliott has been a dominant Canadian legal presence in Latin America, in particular Brazil, Chile and Mexico. Several of our lawyers have also acted in connection with complex and high profile international arbitration matters involving Latin American governments and corporations, giving us unique expertise among Canadian law firms. In particular, we have been retained to act as counsel or arbitrators in substantial international disputes in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations through the ICC, ICDR, LCIA and ICSID. Historically, Stikeman Elliott focused on Canadian investment into Latin America. Today, reflecting the position of Canada as a target for a rapidly expanding Latin American economy and as a significant source of capital, the firm, through its Canadian and New York offices, provides advice on a large number of significant north bound transactions from Latin America into Canada.
With an outstanding reputation in Canadian business law, the firm provides the two essential elements required to advise Latin American clients - professional expertise and a commercial and cultural understanding of Latin America. Our expertise extends to virtually every area of Canadian business law, particularly corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, banking, taxation, technology, real estate, mining, forestry and energy law. Regulatory and government relations practices - notably in international trade and anti-trust - are another key to success for Stikeman Elliott's international clients, who turn to the firm regularly for a wide array of corporate-commercial advice. In particular, the firm's extensive mining and resources practices in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Montréal provide clients with expertise and knowledge in key Canadian financial and capital markets. Stikeman Elliott is one of the few Canadian law firms to work in Cuba, having acted for large multinationals in connection with mining, telecommunications and infrastructure projects.