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Fae Shaw

Fae Shaw QC


Tel: 902.444.8602
Fax: 902.425.6350



Fae is a Partner located in our Halifax office, focusing on business law and corporate finance. She advises a variety of clients on corporate, commercial and securities law matters. Fae is recognized in Lexpert Magazine’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and by Best Lawyers in Canada for her Banking Law, Corporate Law and Securities Law practices. She has also recently been named Halifax Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada. Fae was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2011.


Fae is the Nova Scotia editor of Butterworths Canadian Forms and Precedents – “Private Placements”. She is Chair of the Advisory Board to the National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program, the Past President of Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Nova Scotia, Secretary to the Board of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies and a Past Director of the Halifax YWCA and the Victoria General Hospital Foundation. Actively involved in the professional community, Fae is Co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society – Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Relations Liaison Committee and Past Chair of the Securities Law section of the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia branch.


Fae received an LLB from Dalhousie Law School in 1983 and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1984.




  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (1983)


Bar Admissions

Nova Scotia (1984)


McInnes Cooper lawyers named Best Lawyers’ 2013 Lawyers of the Year
September  4, 2012

The seventh edition of Best Lawyers® in Canada has named 12 McInnes Cooper lawyers as Best Lawyers’ ® 2013 Lawyers of the Year: Aidan Meade has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Halifax Construction Law “Lawyer of the Year” Catherine D.A. Watson has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Halifax Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of

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