Mergers and acquisitions

Our lawyers are known for providing high-quality, strategic transactional M&A advice for clients of all sizes from around the world. We advise on some of the most high-profile, complex and significant transactions in the market – over the last three years, we have advised on over 500 M&A deals globally with a total value of over US$235 billion (Mergermarket, 2020).

International firm with a successful Canadian platform and substantial cross-border capabilities.” Chambers Canada, 2022

With more than 450 M&A partners and 700 other M&A lawyers across our 50+ offices worldwide, we provide a truly integrated and global approach on both domestic and cross-border M&A deals wherever our clients need us. This includes offices and legal capabilities in all of the world’s financial centres. We have extensive experience in both private and public M&A and have a full-service M&A offering, including tax, labour, intellectual property, real estate, acquisition finance and antitrust advice.

We have a track record of successfully guiding clients into new markets thanks to our deep knowledge and understanding of local markets around the world. With our broad client base, extensive experience, industry knowledge and global reach, we understand the requirements and expectations of buy-side and sell-side parties and provide bespoke solutions built on an understanding of the relevant commercial drivers.

Our areas of work include

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Cross-border M&A
  • Distressed M&A
  • Employment and labour
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
  • Health and safety
  • Information technology
  • Intellectual property
  • Post-merger integration
  • Private equity
  • Private M&A
  • Public M&A and takeovers
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Venture capital

Awards and accolades

  • Best Law Firms, Corporate Law Firm of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2020
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Corporate/M&A, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Chambers Canada, Alberta: Corporate/Commercial: The Elite, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Chambers Canada, British Columbia: Corporate/Commercial: Highly Regarded (Band 1), Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Chambers Canada, Ontario: Corporate/Commercial: The Elite, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Chambers Canada, Québec: Corporate/Commercial: The Elite (Band 1), Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Corporate/M&A, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • IFLR 1000 Canada, M&A, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2022
  • IFLR 1000 Canada, Alberta: M&A (Tier 1), Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2022
  • IFLR 1000 Canada, British Columbia: M&A, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2022
  • IFLR 1000 Canada, Ontario: M&A, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2022
  • IFLR 1000 Canada, Quebec: M&A (Tier 1), Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2022
  • Legal 500 Canada, Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500, 2021

Knowledge

Restructuring and Insolvency

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Directors in troubled waters?

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Canada updates guidance on national security reviews of foreign investments

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Publication

Mergers and Acquisitions: A view from Africa

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Client work