Fasken launches new national security group
By CS Staff
Fasken’s National Security Group includes senior legal, policy, and government relations practitioners from multiple practices and all regions of Canada
By CS Staff
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP announced the formation of a multi-disciplinary practice group focused on National Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection.
“Businesses are increasingly confronted by situations involving national security – situations that, pre-pandemic, would never have attracted the same level of scrutiny from governments, politicians, and security agencies,” said Marcia Mills, co-leader, National Security at Fasken, in a prepared statement.
“National security is not a defined term in Canadian law. It is what government says it is and for this reason, individuals, investors, and businesses are vulnerable to unpredictable and even arbitrary action by government – action that can reduce profit margins, disrupt deals, and even end commercial viability,” said Andrew House, co-leader, National Security, at Fasken.
Fasken’s National Security Group includes senior legal, policy, and government relations practitioners from multiple practices and all regions of Canada. Areas of focus include: foreign investment, essential business regulation, critical infrastructure protection, procurement and government contracts, privacy and cybersecurity, export controls, economic sanctions and controlled goods, white-collar defence and investigations, and government security clearances.