Why Stikeman Elliott?
Vancouver law students

Our Exceptional Culture

Our students tell us that they really enjoy working for our firm because of our high profile and quality work, our exceptional firm culture, and our excellent resources which support their continued growth and development. Stikeman Elliott is an extremely friendly, exciting, and informal place to work. We embrace diversity, value a broad range of talents and backgrounds and encourage you to be yourself. Stikeman Elliott was named as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers from 2010-2014 (as selected by Aon Hewitt) and one of Canada's Top 100 Employers from 2009-2012.

Our students and lawyers enjoy the high degree of autonomy and responsibility that they're given in our flexible environment, while being supported by our excellent resources. From the outset, students and associates are provided with challenging work and ample opportunity and responsibility to shape their own experience and careers, all with the support of excellent mentorship, career development, and CLE programs.

Our International Outlook

We specialize in advising Canadian businesses seeking to do business abroad, as well as international clients looking to invest in Canada. Our expertise in providing first-rate legal advice on Canadian law to clients in Canada and abroad is recognized worldwide, as evidenced by the firm's consistently high ranking by Chambers' The World's Leading Lawyers and other international publications.

The firm serves its clients from offices in all of Canada's major centres: Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa. We were the first Canadian firm to open offices in New York and London, recognizing the importance of the U.S. and U.K. markets to Canadian business. Our office in Sydney supports our Asia-Pacific practice. Our lawyers have acted on transactions across the world, from mining deals in South America and Africa, infrastructure developments in India and eastern Europe, to M&A and financing transactions involving China and the Middle East.

Each of the firm's international offices is staffed principally by Canadian lawyers, who have been trained in our Canadian offices. We are one of the few law firms offering lawyers the opportunity to work in our international offices on complex international transactions, an experience we believe helps to shape our high-calibre practitioners.

Our Professional Excellence

Stikeman Elliott is consistently ranked as a global and domestic leader in business law by Chambers Global's Guide to The World's Leading Lawyers, Lexpert®, American Lawyer, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and other international publications, as well as league tables for M&A and corporate finance.

For a complete list of our rankings please click here.

First-hand Experience
Our small, collegial environment enjoys unsurpassed national & intermational exposure to a disproportionate number of major transactions, enabling our students & junior associates to experience first-hand the challenge and gratification of working on major deals. We continuously challenge them to stretch their capabilities and exceed our expectations.

- John Anderson, Partner