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2016 EVENTS

7-9 April 2016
Americas Regional Meeting

Bogota, Colombia
Hosted by Lloreda Camacho & Co.

26-29 May 2016
Europe, Africa & Middle East Regional Meeting

Hamburg, Germany
Hosted by Esche Schümann Commichau

19-22 October 2016
Annual General Meeting
London, England, UK
Hosted by Howard Kennedy LLP

2015 EVENTS

26-28 March 2015
Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

Guangzhou, China
Hosted by Schinders Law

16-18 April 2015
Europe, Africa & Middle East Regional Meeting

Madrid, Spain
Hosted by Rousaud Costas Duran SLP

28-30 May 2015
Americas Regional Meeting

Calgary Alberta, Canada
Hosted by Carscallen LLP

7-10 October 2015
Annual General Meeting

Shanghai, China
Hosted by Pu Dong Law Office

LAW Firms

Carscallen LLP
Calgary, Alberta

Emery Jamieson LLP
Edmonton, Alberta

Joli-Coeur Lacasse S.E.N.C.R.L.
Montreal, Quebec

McKercher LLP
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dickinson Wright LLP
Toronto, Ontario

Watson Goepel LLP
Vancouver, British Columbia

D'Arcy & Deacon LLP
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Our Capabilities

Canadian Law Members Capabilities and Experience

We practice in core practice areas of Corporate, Commercial Transactions, M&A, Banking and Financial Services, Taxation and Real Estate. We work with clients in multiple industries, such as agribusiness, construction, education, healthcare, hospitality/services, insurance, manufacturing, multimedia, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, professionals and technology.

We also have French-speaking lawyers who regularly conduct business in French and have additional language capabilities in German, Italian, and Mandarin, among others.

Examples of Some of Our Work

  • Providing corporate governance advice to Boards of Directors of public companies, not for profit organizations and charities 
  • Advising Special Committees of Boards of Directors in mergers & acquisitions and other circumstances where potential conflicts of interest arise
  • Assisting in-house counsel in risk management of acquisitions and divestitures of petroleum and natural gas assets
  • Acting as counsel in litigation involving fiduciary obligations of former employees of corporations including non-competition agreements, and acting as mediators and arbitrators in that area of practice
  • Assisted a Peruvian mining construction contractor in negotiating and settling a substantial construction contract for a large mining project in Panama where the law of the contract was to be that of Ontario / Canada.
  • Acting for an offshore group of companies in establishing a North American presence in the quick serve restaurant ("QSR") segment.  Through distress acquisitions (insolvency transactions), private M&A and organic growth, assisted this client in acquiring over 125 QSR locations throughout Canada and are advising on all corporate, franchise, financing, labour and employment, tax, litigation, intellectual property and other issues
  • Representing an offshore company in establishing Canadian and US corporate organization and structuring, negotiating and implementing acquisitions in the recreational and leisure sector in both jurisdictions. 
  • Assisted offshore company in acquiring assets and businesses in Canada and the United States, implementing marketing, operating and human resources plans and advising on related tax matters
  • Acted for a large North American commercial real estate client in connection with the formation of a Canada/US cross border REIT and the initial public offering of units in the REIT on the TSX.  Represented the REIT with respect to corporate, real estate and finance matters.