Why Stikeman Elliott?

Stikeman Elliott Vancouver: where you belong

Join a firm where the culture of excellence is ingrained

In a city where lawyers have their choice of prestigious firms, we are gratified by the number of leading practitioners who have chosen to make their careers at Stikeman Elliott. We are deeply committed to delivering remarkable client service, and have set the highest professional standards for ourselves as legal advisors to Canadian and international businesses.

Our lawyers are highly ranked by third party surveys, and are well respected within the Canadian and international legal and business communities. As such, Stikeman Elliott is regularly ranked #1 in corporate league tables, and in the top tiers of international legal surveys.

Clients trust us to advise them on their most critical business matters, including headline-generating deals and precedent-setting cases. We are closely aligned with our clients’ objectives and relish the challenge of providing focused and innovative solutions to their legal issues. This is an opportunity to go beyond the usual standards of timeliness, efficiency and expertise, to develop true advisory relationships with our clients.

Take a seat at the table

Stikeman Elliott teams tend to be smaller than those of other firms. Our partners and associates work together in non-hierarchical teams where all members contribute their best ideas and recommendations. You will have a voice in discussions and make a tangible contribution to the outcome of files.

Our approach enhances communication among colleagues, and generates a greater depth of understanding within the entire team. Associates are empowered to play an active role on files and in fact, our associates often take on responsibility for managing matters and client relationships earlier than their peers at other firms.

Enjoy working on stimulating engagements

Vancouver is a dynamic city with a key economic role as Canada’s gateway to the Pacific Rim, and Stikeman Elliott is right at the heart of it all. Our associates have played a part in a variety of high-profile deals and transactions including mergers & acquisitions and securities transactions, and real estate acquisitions. Our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group engages in a broad cross-section of corporate and commercial cases, including a significant class actions practice.

Our office is smaller than some other Vancouver law firms, but we punch well above our weight when it comes to attracting a significant share of this city’s high profile real estate deals, international transactions and litigation files. We offer opportunities in a variety of practice areas including capital markets, securities, mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, real estate, municipal & land use, project development & finance and litigation & dispute resolution.

Take pride in our reputation as the ‘go to’ Canadian firm for international business

Stikeman Elliott’s vision has been international since the firm’s earliest days. In fact, we opened our first international office (London, 1969) before we opened our second Canadian office (Toronto, 1971). Furthermore, we built this international presence ourselves, not by merging with a global firm or scooping up smaller regional players. Stikeman Elliott was the first Canadian firm to open offices in London, New York and Australia.

We are actively involved in transactions that flow through the Asia-Pacific region and we also have extensive ties to clients in Europe, South America and Africa. This grassroots experience with international clients means that Vancouver lawyers are regularly involved in matters that originate outside of Canada.