Corporate & Commercial

Our corporate & commercial lawyers lead in some of the largest transactions involving business in Atlantic Canada, while also providing advice and counsel to small and medium sized enterprises. Our approach, regardless of the size of our client, is to leverage our industry experience while crafting a custom solution that works for you.

Our experience and knowledge allow us to anticipate, adapt and respond promptly with practical solutions to your specific business needs. The diverse skills of our corporate & commercial team allow us to provide a complete range of business law services, including:

  • Negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Secured transactions
  • Capital raising, including public offerings (IPOs)
  • Business formation and structuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Purchases and sales of businesses
  • Joint ventures
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Taxation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate finance and securities.

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Articles & Insights

Force Majeure Clauses and the Doctrine of Frustration: Flattening the Liability Curve

As governments across Canada continue to impose restrictions on business and travel in an attempt to curtail the spread of COVID-19, parties to contracts, especially service or sale of goods contracts, may find it increasingly more challenging to complete their contractual obligations. In this context, it may be useful to review the legal concepts of force majeure and the common law doctrine of frustration to consider how each may apply in certain contractual relationships.

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Don’t Be a Materiality Scrape Goat

Contemplating selling your business? Considering entering into a purchase agreement? Materiality scrape provisions are something you should be keeping an eye out for. In many purchase agreements, vendors will make representations about what they are selling. These include a wide range of assurances— such as that it has good title to the assets/shares being sold, […]

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