Janne Duncan is a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, part of the global firm Norton Rose Fulbright with 4000 lawyers across Canada, the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
Janne has more than 25 years of experience as a business lawyer advising public and private enterprises and their boards on often sensitive mandates. In addition to her more traditional securities law practice involving transactions, corporate finance, IPOs and commercial agreements, she helps clients design new business models that navigate complex legal and regulatory environments, and proactively mitigate risk by implementing governance strategies and best practices in the areas of take-over bid defenses, executive compensation, corporate social responsibility, business ethics and anti-corruption, human rights, supply chain management, stakeholder engagement and public disclosure. Supported by the firm’s global platform, she has worked extensively for financial institutions and for mining and agri- business companies operating in Canada and globally.
Janne is on the firm’s pro bono committee and serves as legal advisor to many leading not-for- profit Canadian arts and human rights organizations including PEN Canada (where she served on the board member for 6 years), Institute for Canadian Citizenship, Necessary Angel Theatre Company (board member) and Art Canada Institute. Janne is very involved in women’s initiatives in the mining space, including the 30% Club Canada where she chairs the steering committee responsible for the extractive sector, and Women in Mining Toronto Branch. She speaks and teaches widely in the areas of mining, governance, executive compensation, corporate social responsibility and disclosure best practices, and co-leads the Women in Line for Leadership board-readiness program for women in the extractive sector co-sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright Canada and KPMG.