We have exciting news to share with you about our firm. Today we announced that we are merging with the Johannesburg-based law firm Bell Dewar
The merger will create one of the largest law firms operating in Africa, giving Fasken Martineau the largest international footprint of any Canadian-based law firm.
The addition of the Bell Dewar team of lawyers along with our existing teams in Johannesburg, London, Paris and across Canada provides us with an unrivalled base of talent and experience to bring to the African and world markets.
For you, there is immense value in our ongoing strategic growth worldwide. Our newly expanded Johannesburg team adds to our capabilities in Africa, especially in the areas of mining, infrastructure, energy, project finance, capital markets and M&A.
The integration of our firms’ operations will be completed by February 1, 2013. Blaize Vance, the current managing partner of Bell Dewar, will then become the Regional Managing Partner for Africa in our newly consolidated Johannesburg office.