Norton Rose Fulbright

We are the third largest legal practice in Canada, with more than 600 lawyers, patent and trade-mark agents in Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Québec and Toronto. We have served the business needs of clients—Canadian and international, established and emerging—for more than 130 years. We have one of the world’s leading energy and mining practices, and were recently cited as the highest rated legal practice in multi-jurisdictional work, overall top of mind awareness and most used for high value work according to Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index 2014.

Governmental watchdog soon to investigate Canadian companies abroad

The initiatives are founded to advance human rights by supporting Canadian companies in operating responsibly.

SEC re-proposes rules for resource extraction issuers under Dodd-Frank

On December 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") re-proposed rules requiring resource extraction issuers to disclose payments made to the U.S. federal government or foreign governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas and minerals (the "proposed rules").

Is your business complying with the Canadian Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act?

The purpose of this legislation is to implement Canada’s international commitments to fight corruption in the extractive industries.

Defending mineral tenure in Canada against foreign court orders

A mineral exploration company faced an unusual situation recently, when Ontario mining officials enforced foreign orders against mining claims for which the company had recorded its interest.