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John Fast

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Representative matters in which John has been involved include:

  • Numerous international anti-corruption investigations relating to allegations of improper payments to government officials in Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, and China

  • Domestic investigations related to insider trading and other securities offences

  • International investigations related to conflicts of interest

  • Conducting international anti-corruption risk assessments

  • Defending companies against environmental charges

  • Defending financial institutions in litigation arising from allegations of investment negligence

  • Assisting with the representation of a multi-national company in connection with its C$2.5-billion acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement

  • Conducting anti-corruption due diligence for clients in a variety of industries, including the extractive sector

Awards & Recognition
  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (White-Collar Crime & Government
Professional Activities

John is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Calgary Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. John provides pro bono legal services through the Queen's Bench Amicus and the Civil Claims Duty Counsel projects. He also advises non-profit organizations on fraud investigations and response.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2022
Admitted to the Alberta Bar – 2017
JD (With Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan – 2016
BA (With Great Distinction, Political Studies), University of Saskatchewan – 2016
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