Ocean Innovation

No part of the world is better equipped than Atlantic Canada to prosper from the ocean.  It holds the potential to deliver massive incremental prosperity to those who best recognize the opportunities and respond to the challenges.

Our lawyers have worked hand-in-hand with many who built this sector and those who will be relied upon to deliver the next wave of innovation and global leadership.

Our multi-disciplinary legal team has extensive experience in equipping businesses with the necessary tools and advice to compete on the local, national, and international stage.  Our advice is based on insightful assessment of your needs, and a close working relationship. When relevant, our clients have the benefit of the firm’s complete range of specialty services, including taxation, banking and financial services, labour and employment law, and information technology.

Clients rely on us for:

  • Business formation and structure
  • Protecting your intellectual property
  • Corporate governance
  • Privacy policies
  • Real estate
  • Litigation and liability protection
  • Securities and financing
  • Confidentiality Agreements and Non-Competes
  • Licensing
  • Tax strategies
  • Employment considerations and policies

Articles & Insights

Significant Amendments Announced to the Accord Acts

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced the most significant amendments to the Atlantic Accord legislation since 1987, introducing new regulatory powers over offshore renewable projects and changing elements of the regulation of offshore petroleum interests, that may have long term implications for the industry. Bill C-49 In late May, Canada announced […]

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Amendments to Nova Scotia’s Marine Renewable Energy Act: Important Updates for Developers

The changes are intended to bring greater clarity to the permitting process and to provide timeframes for approval and notification. Amendments include: greater clarity to language in the Act’s licensing system, clarifying the timelines and processes for incompleteness rejection, approval, and denial of demonstration permits and outlining the Act’s regulatory-making authority to improve administration.

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