Practice Areas

Business Law

Corporate Finance

  • public and private debt and equity financings, including venture capital financings, secured bank loans and SRED financings
  • equity and debt restructurings and reorganizations
  • ongoing compliance with securities laws and continuous disclosure requirements
  • stock exchange listings

Corporate / Commercial

  • business formations, including the establishment of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures
  • preparation and negotiation of shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and limited partnership agreements
  • corporate restructurings and reorganizations
  • stock option plans, option agreements and other equity and cash incentive arrangements for management, including employee incentive and stock option plans
  • licensing, distribution, resell, marketing and franchising arrangements
  • service, supply and outsourcing agreements
  • corporate record maintenance

Pension Plans

  • limited partnership agreements, trust agreements, management agreements, subscription agreements, alliance agreements, clawback agreements, side letters and various other agreements relating to pension plan investments
  • investment management agreements, asset management agreements and property management agreements
  • services agreements (actuarial valuation services, consulting services, pension adminstration services, etc.)
  • international swaps and derivative association (ISDA) agreements and related audit support agreements

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • confidentiality / non-disclosure agreements
  • letters of intent
  • asset / share purchase agreements
  • due diligence
  • regulatory approvals / filings
  • releases
  • non-competition / non-solicitation agreements
  • employment agreements

Corporate Governance

  • board and committee mandates and assessments
  • compliance and continuous disclosure practices

Financial Services

  • financial institution co-brand and affinity credit card agreements
  • financial institution outsourcing
  • financial institution services agreements

Communications and Media Law

Telecommunications

  • advice to telecommunications common carriers (terrestrial, wireless and satellite), resellers, Internet service providers and content providers and users
  • appearing as counsel in regulatory proceedings pursuant to the Telecommunications Act
  • acting as counsel in the context of licensing initiatives and transfers of licences pursuant to the Radiocommunication Act
  • advice relating to acquisitions and financings of companies in this regulated sector

Broadcasting, Specialty Services and Broadcasting Distribution

  • acting on behalf of clients in proceedings including licensing of radio, television and specialty undertakings, cable television, satellite and other wireless broadcasting distribution undertaking activities, transfer of licences, foreign ownership issues, licence renewals and competitive disputes
  • acting on behalf of applicants for licences to be issued by the CRTC
  • acting on behalf of interested parties in interventions either supporting or opposing CRTC applications filed by others
  • advice relating to acquisitions and financings of companies in this regulated sector

Media and Privacy

  • assisting clients in contractual arrangements related to television programing production and distribution and other communication of media properties
  • assisting clients to understand and navigate Canada’s complex privacy and anti-spam laws and regulations

Other Practice Areas

Employment Law

  • preparation and negotiation of employment agreements

Real Estate

  • purchases, sales and commercial leases

Wills and Powers of Attorney

If you are looking for assistance with something not specifically listed on this website, it doesn’t mean that we don’t have experience doing it. Please contact us and we would be pleased to discuss how we can assist.