Mergers and acquisitions
“The team has trusted adviser status in many of the boardrooms of Canada.” Chambers Global 2011, Canada.
“They are balanced, insightful business lawyers.” Chambers Global 2011, Canada.
We represent a variety of players in M&A transactions including bidders, targets, boards of directors and special committees, controlling shareholders, institutional and private equity investors, acquisition financiers, investment dealers and regulatory authorities.
Our mergers and acquisitions practice encompasses all aspects of public and private M&A, including domestic, cross-border and international transactions. Our M&A practitioners—many of whom are ranked in leading legal publications—are known for their deal-making skills and for finding innovative solutions to the complex issues that arise in a fast-paced deal environment.
We focus on obtaining a clear understanding of our clients’ business objectives and then partnering with them to achieve those objectives. Any M&A transaction, large or small, represents a business-critical undertaking, which is why we feel that working as integral members of a client’s transaction team results in the most successfully planned and executed deals.
Clients also benefit from our expertise in related practice areas, including tax, competition/antitrust, foreign investment review, litigation, employment and labour, pensions and benefits, intellectual property, environmental and real estate matters. Our full service practice enables us to provide comprehensive legal solutions at all stages of an M&A mandate; from the planning phase to the post-closing integration phase.
We have had partners serve on the Investment Dealers Association of Canada’s Committee on Take-Over Bid Regulation (the Zimmerman Committee), whose report became the basis for new take-over bid legislation enacted across Canada in 2001 and updated in 2008.
We can help you with all M&A activity including acquisition financing, amalgamations, spin-offs and divestitures, dissent and appraisal rights, going-private transactions, plans of arrangement, private equity investment, proxy contests, recapitalizations and reorganizations, related party transactions, shareholder rights plans, and strategic alliances and joint ventures.
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Canadian Gold Award winner in M&A and Corporate Finance, International Legal Alliance 2009 and 2008
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2010
Mergers and acquisitions