Canadian firm Faskin Martineau merges with South African firm

October 30, 2012 Canadian law firm Fasken Martineau is set to merge with leading South African law firm Bell Dewar on 1 February 2013.

Bell Deway adds 76 lawyers in Johannesburg to Fasken’s headcount of 800, bringing expertise in mining, infrastructure, energy, project finance, capital markets and M&A.

 David Corbett will continue as Fasken’s firm managing partner while Blaize Vance, the current managing partner of Bell Dewar, will be the regional managing partner for Africa.

In a statement, Corbett said: “Our firm has long been known for our unique understanding of the African marketplace. This merger speaks both to the power of our brand and to the expanded capabilities and services we now offer to our global clients.The addition of the Bell Dewar team of lawyers along with our existing teams in Johannesburg, London, Paris and Canada provides us with an unrivalled base of talent and experience to bring to the African and world markets.”


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