Summary

BLG’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

Targeting the Canadian Consumer 

Rankings & Recognitions

The Business and Corporate Commercial Group or its members are recognized in:

  • The 2017 edition of Chambers Global — The World's Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • The 2017 edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • The 2017 edition of the Legal 500 Canada.
  • The 2017 edition of the Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • The 2017 edition of the IFLR1000 — The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms.
  • The 2017 edition of the Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
  • The 2017 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 2017 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Corporate Special Edition.
  • The 2016 edition of the Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining.
  • The 2016 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Energy.
  • The 2016 edition of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Infrastructure.

Representative Work

  • Advising 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.