Business Law

Mergers &

See why private and public companies frequently retain us for strategic counsel in M&A transactions throughout Canada and the U.S.


Our many complementary areas of experience — from securities regulatory matters, tax structuring and competition law to our experience in addressing benefits, litigation, real estate, environmental, intellectual property and information technology issues — ensure we are able to provide highly-effective recommendations that consider all the complexities of the situation. Our cross-border tax practice, along with our close working relationships with senior U.S. corporate counsel, provide us with an exceptional capability to quarterback cross-border transactions.

Since 2002, we have advised on M&A transactions with an aggregate value of over $5 billion. We have experience with all types of M&A transactions including cross-border transactions, public company acquisitions, private company acquisitions, reverse takeovers, hostile bids, “lossco” transactions and corporate reorganizations.

Our experience ranges from privately negotiated transfers of shares or assets to large public company or trust mergers and acquisitions completed by way of take-over bids, amalgamations and plans of arrangement.

We have experience in:

  • Transactions
    • Share purchases
    • Asset purchases
    • CPC qualifying transactions
    • Reverse take-overs
    • Amalgamations
    • Plans of arrangement
    • Lossco transactions
    • Take-over bids
    • Issuer bids
    • Going-private transactions
    • Related party transactions
    • Proxy contests
  • Related Services
    • Tax effective structuring
    • Deal negotiation
    • Due diligence
    • Employment matters
    • Litigation matters
    • Real estate matters
    • Intellectual property matters
    • Information technology matters
    • Environmental matters
    • Advising management
    • Advising boards
    • Advising audit committees
    • Advising special committees
  • Compliance
    • Income Tax Act
    • Competition Act
    • Investment Canada Act
    • Foreign ownership of real property laws
    • Securities laws
    • Stock exchange rules
    • Corporate laws
    • Employment laws
    • International trade issues


  • Oil and gas
  • Oil and gas services
  • Environmental services
  • Real estate
  • Manufacturing
  • Entertainment
  • Retail
  • Information technology