Meaningful Work

Work on engaging mandates

You are not here to watch

Students learn by doing, not observing. You will get real world experience on a wide variety of files. We go out of our way to make sure that student assignments are interesting, and offer an intellectual challenge. You will work in non-hierarchical teams with partners and associates while receiving mandates and greater levels of responsibility than you can think of.

There is always something interesting happening

You will benefit from exposure to all aspects of our full-service business law practice, including mergers & acquisitions, capital markets & securities, banking & finance, real estate, tax, litigation & dispute resolution and employment & labour. Our expertise is focused on a number of areas, including cross-border transactional work, corporate restructuring and insolvency, infrastructure and energy, structured finance, and international tax and commodity transactions. We work on cutting-edge deals, litigate precedent-setting cases and advise leading corporations on their strategic business matters.

You won’t just hear about our work for international clients – you will be doing it

Stikeman Elliott’s vision has been international since the firm’s earliest days. In fact, we opened our first international office (London, 1969) before we opened our second Canadian office (Toronto, 1971). Furthermore, we built our international presence from the ground up, and we were also the first Canadian firm to open offices in London, New York and Australia. As Canada’s leading firm for international business, we are always handling a variety of interesting international matters, including high-profile cross-border and multinational deals.

Our deep understanding of civil law, especially in the context of commercial transactions, means that we are often called upon to advise clients with operations in Quebec or in other jurisdictions with codified civil law-based legal systems, such as Central and Eastern Europe and South America. We also have extensive ties to clients in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. This grassroots experience with international clients means that Stikeman Elliott team members are regularly involved in matters that originate outside of Canada.