Fasken, formerly Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, is an international business law firm with approximately 700 lawyers and offices in Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec City, Beijing, London and Johannesburg.[citation needed] On 29 November 2017, the firm announced that it is changing its name to Fasken.[2] The firm was founded in 1863.[3]

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No. of offices10 (Vancouver, Surrey, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, London, Johannesburg, Beijing)
No. of lawyers700
Major practice areasGeneral practice
Key people
  • Peter Feldberg (Managing Partner)[1]
Date founded1999, 2000 (by combination)
Company typeLimited liability partnership


Fasken began as a merger of three predecessor firms: Fasken Campbell Godfrey; Martineau Walker; and Russell & DuMoulin. (Fasken Campbell Godfrey in Toronto formed from the 1989 merger of two long standing Toronto firms — Fasken & Calvin, which began as Beatty and Chadwick, founded in 1863 by William Henry Beatty and Edward Marion Chadwick;[4] Campbell Godfrey & Lewtas, which began as Howland & Arnoldi, in the 1880s; Martineau Walker in Montreal, which dates from 1907; and Russell & DuMoulin in Vancouver, dating from 1882.)

In late 1999, Toronto-based Fasken Campbell Godfrey and Quebec-based Martineau Walker (Montreal and Quebec City) joined, forming Fasken Martineau. In February 2000, Vancouver-based Russell & DuMoulin joined to create Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.[5]

Notable members and alumni

Alexander Fasken, between 1935 and 1944


  1. ^ "Peter Feldberg elected managing partner of Fasken Martineau following contentious vote". financialpost. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  2. ^ "A new brand, a new website, a new name - One Fasken". www.fasken.com. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  3. ^ "Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP fonds". archeion.
  4. ^ Lawyers, Families, and Businesses: The Shaping of a Bay Street Law Firm, Faskens 1863-1963, by C. Ian Kyer, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2013.ISBN 978-1-55221-326-1
  5. ^ "That's History: Call of the Pacific lured Ontario lawyers". Lawtimesnews.com.