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Stikeman Elliott: Your connection between Canada and the Asia-Pacific market

Stikeman Elliott is a globally recognized leader in Canadian law and the only Canadian law firm with an office in Australia. The Sydney office is the hub of our Asia-Pacific practice and services Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The office was opened in 1997 and we are proud of our deep roots in the region, as well as the trust clients place in us when it counts the most.

Committed to serving the global market

This Australian location allows our lawyers to travel extensively to all major economic centres in the Asia-Pacific region in order to maintain strong, personal relationships with major corporate clients, investment banks and law firms.

The Sydney office also gives Canadian clients access to our wide knowledge of the Australasian and Asian markets as well as a broad network of legal and financial contacts. This on-the-ground experience means Stikeman Elliott lawyers have the specialized knowledge and experience needed to advise on corporate transactions that cross borders as well as cultures.

Combined with offices in London, New York and across Canada, the Sydney office enables us to provide high-quality legal expertise across time zones, whenever clients need us.

Leaders in international corporate transactions with a Canadian component

Our Sydney office frequently advises on international initiatives, including:

  • Cross-border M&A transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Other corporate arrangements

The office regularly represents foreign companies and other groups seeking to invest in Canada, and we play a leading role as legal advisors to the highly globalized mining, resources and energy sectors.

A full suite of infrastructure, financing and capital markets legal advice

Stikeman Elliott lawyers provide advice on significant infrastructure projects in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Canada, often advising on financing transactions involving Canadian companies. We are proud of our reputation as a market leader on Australasian and Asian originated debt and equity capital market transactions involving public offerings, private placements and entitlement offerings that involve Canadian markets.