Summary Section Content 1BLG’s Business and Corporate Commercial Group comprises team members with expertise in areas such as Purchase and Sale of a Business; Advertising, Sponsorship and Marketing Law; Franchise and Distribution; and Private Equity and Venture Capital. In addition to delivering timely advice and practical solutions to clients facing a wide variety of legal and business challenges, BLG takes pride in providing clients with unparalleled service. BLG professionals are recognized as being at the forefront of the business and corporate commercial world and, as a result, are familiar with emerging legal and market trends. Publications Section Content 2 "Update to Québec’s Proposed Loyalty Program Rules," May 2018."Bill C-25 Approaches Royal Assent," April 2018."Québec’s French Language Requirements Still in Force for Business Publications — Including Websites," January 2018."Best Practices for Directors to Limit Personal Liability Under the Oppression Remedy," November 2017."Ontario and Québec Set to Update Legal Requirements on Loyalty Programs ," November 2017."The Nominee Director in Canada," August 2017."Federal Government Seeks Comments on CETA Implementation Regulations," July 2017."CFTA and CETA: Ten "Tips" for Ontario Broader Public Sector Entities," July 2017."CETA Comes Into Force: Canada and the EU at the Vanguard of Free Trade," July 2017."Shareholder Engagement at the Forefront of Recently Proposed OBCA Amendments," April 2017."The Bulk Sales Act (Ontario) — Repealed," March 2017."Alberta Investor Tax Credit Opens for Business," January 2017."New and Improved Funding Options for Community Hubs," December 2016."New Reporting Obligations for Ontario Corporations: What You Need to Know," November 2016."The Bulk Sales Act — The End of the Burden?," November 2016."Community Hub Strategies for Social Enterprise," July 2016."Community Hubs: Strategies for Lead Agency De-Risking," May 2016."Dispositions of Surplus Properties by School Boards — How New Rules Benefit Community Hubs and Impact Others," May 2016."Facebook defamation case awards significant damages," April 2016."Introduction to Ontario’s Community Hubs Strategic Framework and Action Plan," April 2016."Subrata Bhattacharjee Discusses Successful Investment in Asia During Economic Downturn," October 2015."Privacy Commissioners Issue Guidance for BYOD Programs," October 2015."Non-French trademarks on storefront signs: Québec Government proposes amendments to the Charter of the French Language ," July 2015."Porter Airlines Agrees to Pay $150,000 for Alleged Violations of CASL," June 2015."Regulatory Guidance For Safeguarding Personal Information," June 2015. Representative Work Section Content 3Advising and assisting with respect to reorganizations, share and asset acquisitions, mergers, amalgamations and divestitures. Advice as to structuring, establishing and organizing a business, corporation, partnership or other structure. Advising with respect to the negotiation and preparation of shareholder, joint venture, partnership and related agreements. Advice as to corporate governance issues. Advising and participating in all aspects of non-public entity corporate and business finance including venture capital, private placements, corporate borrowings and project financings. Advising corporations and government entities with respect to procurement activities and the negotiation and preparation of related contractual matters. Identification of needs for and protection of intellectual property including the negotiation and preparation of licensing and distribution agreements, confidentiality agreements and outsourcing arrangements. Acquainting business clients with provincial and federal business regulatory requirements and, through our ability to access foreign legal and business advice, assisting with foreign and international business needs. Rankings & Recognitions Section Content 4The Business and Corporate Commercial Group or its members are recognized in:The 2018 edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business. The 2018 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada®. The 2018 edition of the IFLR1000 — The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.The 2017 edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.The 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Canada. The 2018 edition of the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. The 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. The 2017 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.The 2017 edition of the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers.The 2018 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Corporate Special Edition.The 2017 edition of the Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining.The 2017 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Energy.The 2017 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Infrastructure.