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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 725 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 across a broad range of sectors and industries. Our full service offering includes areas such as:

M&A, Disputes, Privacy and data protection, Intellectual property, Healthcare, Labour and employment, International trade, Cross-border tax

We have Canada’s largest dedicated international trade practice, and are uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive assistance to U.S. stakeholders on: 

  • NAFTA/USMCA
  • the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
  • the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
  • all other cross-border trade and investment matters, including customs and tariffs, compliance with sanctions and export control laws

Experience

  • Amazon on multiple labour and employment, privacy, class action and competition law matters
  • Netflix with the complex regulatory advice on all aspects of the company’s operations in Canada, including on the establishment of Netflix Canada and its C$500 million Canadian production investment
  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, in its indirect share purchase acquisition of the Montana Alberta Tie-Line from Enbridge Inc., a 215 mile, 230-kV merchant transmission line running from Great Falls, Montana to Lethbridge, Alberta, for an approximate purchase price of $200M.
  • 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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