International business law and litigation firm Fasken Martineau could cut up to 70 jobs in the UK.

The firm said today it was ‘refocusing’ its London office to be focused on its resources practice - one of its ‘primary lines of business’. This includes services for mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking transactions.

Up to 70 jobs could be affected, it said. 

Firm managing partner Peter Feldberg said: ‘We are strongly committed to the continued success of our international clients. This refocusing is consistent with that commitment.

‘As a result, the law firm is undertaking consultations concerning up to 70 positions that may be affected by the restructuring.’

Fasken Martineau has more than 770 lawyers in offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City, London, and Johannesburg.