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International and Cross-Border Transactions

TRANSACTIONS - International and Cross-Border Transactions

We represent domestic and foreign clients on a wide range of international and cross-border transactions. These include:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • international syndicated loans
  • franchising and intellectual property transactions
  • commercial agreements of virtually all types
  • tax planning
  • private equity transactions and the creation of foreign branches and subsidiaries

For our domestic clients with business operations or aspirations beyond Canada, we work with trusted local counsel in countries across the globe to assure prompt and effective service. As for our international clients with business operations or aspirations within Canada, they benefit from our familiarity with local business customs and practices and our ability to provide advice that is legally sound, commercially practical, and sensitive to larger global transactions.

We are the Canadian counsel of choice of several global law firms when it comes to Canadian aspects of international business transactions.

Recent cross-border transactions in which we have been involved include:

  • acting as Canadian counsel to various US-based private equity funds on leveraged acquisitions of Canadian-based businesses in the medical device, transportation, industrial products and consumer products businesses and related leveraged financings.

  • acting as Canadian counsel to various German bank-led lending syndicates in connection with the provision of senior and subordinated credit facilities to multinational corporations with operations in Canada.

  • representing various corporations with headquarters in the US in connection with cross-border credit facilities in excess of $100 million.

  • acting for a major US financial services company on its acquisition of a leading Canadian financial services company.