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U.S. companies operating in Canada need skilled local counsel to help them develop sound strategies and navigate our laws. Canadian companies doing business in the U.S. need access to a developed and trusted network of legal and financial contacts.

With over 720 legal professionals in 5 cities across Canada, we give you access to comprehensive and multidisciplinary legal support in all 10 provinces and 3 territories.

We provide advice and counsel on Canadian law to thousands of U.S. businesses that are directly or indirectly active in Canada. Our expertise includes:

  • mergers & acquisitions, including cross-border and financing transactions
  • class actions
  • cannabis
  • cybersecurity
  • labour & employment
  • insurance claim defence
  • intellectual property
  • international trade & arbitration
  • investment management
  • regulatory
  • banking
  • electric utilities
  • infrastructure & P3
  • mining
  • oil & gas
  • privacy
  • tax
We are one of the few major Canadian law firms that does not have a U.S. office. Our strategy is to establish strong partnerships with U.S. law firms to ensure access to legal coverage across all 50 states to better serve our Canadian clients doing business in the U.S. 

We act for clients across a broad range of sectors and institutions, including:

  • insurers
  • banks
  • education
  • manufacturers
  • financial
  • mining
  • oil & gas
  • life sciences
  • energy
  • technology
  • infrastructure & PPP
  • consumer
  • aerospace
  • defence & security

We are the only Canadian law firm to regularly appear as counsel before panels, arbitrators and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization. We provide comprehensive assistance to U.S. stakeholders on:

  • NAFTA/USMCA
  • the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA)
  • all other cross-border trade and investment matters

Experience

  • Pan American Silver Corp. in its US$1.07 billion acquisition of Tahoe Resources Inc.
  • The Government of Canada in its C$4.5 billion purchase of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline.
  • CanniMed Therapeutics Inc., in its contest for control with Aurora Cannabis, including hearings before the Ontario and Saskatchewan securities commissions, and favourable resolution; its proposed and abandoned acquisition of Newstrike Resources Ltd., by way of a share exchange and its prior $60 million initial public offering.
  • Morgan Stanley and M. Klein & Co. as financial advisers in the $18.3 billion acquisition of Randgold Resources by Barrick Gold. 
  • Anheuser-Busch InvBev in the Canadian aspects of its US$23.5 billion note exchange, as well as its record-breaking C$2 billion maple bond offering, and C$1.2 billion private placement of senior unsecured notes.
  • Stone Canyon Industries, LLC in its acquisition from Platinum Equity of BWAY Corp. for US$2.4B.
  • HollyFrontier Corp. in its CDN$1.125B acquisition of Suncor Energy Inc.'s Petro-Canada Lubricants Unit.
  • Caesars Interactive Entertainment in its US$4.4B sale of its Playtika social and mobile games business to Alpha Frontier Limited.
  • Securian Financial Group in its proposed acquisition of the Affinity business of ivari.
  • Dolly Varden Silver Corporation in a simultaneous hearing of the British Columbia and Ontario Securities Commissions after a hostile takeover bid by US-based Hecla Mining Company.
  • Volkswagen, Audi and lead counsel to Porsche on multiple class actions concerning vehicle emissions compliance
  • AmeriPride Services Inc. in its US$1 billion acquisition by Aramark.
  • Cabela's Incorporated in its US$5.5 billion acquisition by Bass Pro Shops.
  • VCA, Inc., in connection with their US$9.1 billion acquisition by Mars, Incorporated

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