Janne Duncan

Janne Duncan,



Janne has more than 25 years of experience 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 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. Janne has worked extensively for financial institutions (with a unique specialty in repo transactions) and for mining and agri-business companies operating in Canada and globally.

Between 2007 and 2018, Janne was a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, a global law firm having more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa, where she was a core member of the mining, agri-business, special situations, risk advisory and business and human rights global practice groups. Before that, between 1990 and 2007, Janne was an associate then partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin where she practiced commercial law in the financial institutions and global mining practice groups.

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 serves as legal advisor to many leading not-for-profit Canadian arts and human rights organizations including PEN Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Janne speaks and teaches widely in the areas of mining, governance, executive compensation, corporate social responsibility and disclosure best practices. She co-led the Women in Line for Leadership board-readiness program for women in the extractive sector with KPMG.

Janne has a Bachelor of Arts (English and History) from University of Toronto and a Masters in English and an LL.B from Queen’s University.