John S.M. Turner

Partner | Global Mining Group Leader

Bay Adelaide Centre
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
P.O. Box 20
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6


John Turner is the leader of Fasken Martineau's Global Mining Group. 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 has been involved in many of the leading corporate finance and M&A deals in the resources sector. His clients have included issuers or the underwriters in capital markets or M&A transactions involving resources companies active throughout Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. John has also successfully acted for the financial arranger or sponsor of several global major resources projects.

John's vast transactional experience has also allowed him to act on a wide variety of capital markets and public and private M&A transactions outside of the resources sector.

John joined Fasken Martineau as an articling student in 1987, became an associate in 1989 and a partner in 1995. He was resident in the firm's London, England office from 1993 to 1997.


  • BSc (Hons), Queen's University, 1983
  • LLB, Queen's University, 1986
  • LLM, University of Cambridge, 1987

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