Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Duncan J. Reid*


Telephone: 604 661 1736

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: dreid@farris.com


Duncan is a corporate and securities law practitioner with broad experience in corporate and securities law matters, including public equity, debt and hybrid offerings, private placements and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general disclosure and regulatory matters. Duncan has advised clients in significant and high-profile transactions across a broad range of industries, including services, technology, banking, mining, manufacturing and real estate (including REITs and real estate funds). A number of these transactions have been cited as “deals of the year” for innovation or significance in international markets.

Duncan’s securities practice includes initial public offerings, bought deals, accelerated secondary offerings and private placements. Over the past thirteen years, he has advised on major international offerings originating from issuer or seller clients in more than 25 countries worldwide.

Duncan’s practice also includes a significant number of Canadian and international M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on cross-border U.S. matters.  Duncan has received recognition from clients and from market publications for his commercial focus and business judgment.

Prior to returning home to Vancouver and joining Farris, Duncan was Executive Director and Senior Counsel at Goldman Sachs International in London. Duncan also spent several months in Hong Kong in 2009-10 during a period of peak activity in Asian markets. Before joining Goldman Sachs, Duncan was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, one of New York’s preeminent international law firms.

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  • McGill University (LL.B., Great Distinction, 2003) - Valedictorian
  • McGill University (B.C.L., Great Distinction, 2003)
  • McGill University (B.A. (Econ), 2000)


  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2013)
  • Called to the New York Bar (2004)