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John S.M. Turner, Partner | Global Mining Group Leader and Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions (CM and M&A) Group Chair

John S.M. Turner

Partner | Global Mining Group Leader and Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions (CM and M&A) Group Chair Fasken
Despite recent market decline, new valuations are prompting strategic reappraisals by financial and mining industry players - some attractive possibilities are opening up.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1989
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


John Turner is Leader of the firm’s Global Mining Group and Chair of the Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions (CM and M&A) Group. His practice is focused in the resource sector, where he has been involved in many leading corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions deals.

One of Canada's national newspapers, the Financial Post, has described John as "one of the best dirt lawyers in Canada, if not the world."

John represents issuers and underwriters in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions involving resource companies active throughout the globe.

He also regularly advises corporate boards, senior management and special committees on a breadth of transactional and governance matters.

Recognized by Chambers Global, John also received Lexpert’s “Zenith Award” for his extensive mining law expertise.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LLM University of Cambridge
  • LLB Queen's University
  • BSc (Hons) Queen's University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

TSX & TSX Venture Exchange: A Capital Opportunity Africa Oil Week 2013 location location Cape Town
Industry Standards for Reporting Lithium Brine Resources/Reserves 4th Lithium Supply & Markets Conference, Industrial Minerals Events location location Buenos Aires


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