From food production to international trade obligations, the agribusiness sector faces unique and constant challenges.
This sector is deeply woven into Canada’s economic, technological and social fabric, and continues to expand. An increase in investment and a focus on innovations including, smart farming, increased automation, hydroponic and aquaponics growing systems, and better product tracking have made the Agribusiness sector one of Canada’s fastest growing tech areas. BLG is well positioned to respond to the growing demands of the sector.
BLG’s agribusiness lawyers have an unparalleled understanding of the sector’s needs and regularly advise clients in all segments of the industry – from farming and production, to processing and manufacturing, and on to the end consumer.
Our group comprises lawyers from all practice areas, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, corporate finance and tax to address your business needs.
Our diverse list of clients includes multinational, small and mid-sized companies from across the sector, including:
- development and commercialization of agricultural technologies
- seed and chemical manufacturers
- food producers, including food processing
- processers of agricultural commodities
- manufacturers of farming/industrial equipment
- bio-fuel producers
- soft commodities traders
- financial institutions
- the service sector
- wholesale and retail operations
We advise government and private sector clients on trade negotiations under international, domestic and regional trade agreements, including NAFTA and WTO agreements. We regularly appear before WTO panels, arbitrators and the Appellate Body. We also advise governments on the design and implementation of agricultural policies in accordance with international trade obligations.