Fasken Martineau Statement

TORONTO, May 12 /CNW/ - Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm, made the following statement concerning comments made today before a House of Commons Committee.

In November 2006, Mr. Nazim Gillani of International Strategic Investments approached Fasken Martineau through one of its partners, Alfred Apps, in connection with legal advice/services for International Strategic Investments.

Mr. Apps met with Mr. Gillani, received documents from Mr. Gillani and accepted a retainer cheque from Mr. Gillani. Mr. Apps previously had no knowledge of, or acquaintance with, Mr. Gillani.

Very shortly thereafter, Fasken Martineau declined to act on behalf of International Strategic Investments. Mr. Apps so advised Mr. Gillani and returned the retainer to Mr. Gillani. Fasken Martineau has had no professional dealings with Mr. Gillani or International Strategic Investments in the intervening period.

About Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Fasken Martineau is a leading international business law and litigation firm. With over 650 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, London, Paris and Johannesburg. For additional information, please visit the firm's website at www.fasken.com

SOURCE Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

For further information: For further information: Stephen Hastings, Director of Communications, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, (416) 648-4076 cell, Shastings@fasken.com

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