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Corporate Law

The scope of corporate law covers the full spectrum of business services, including, a broad variety of corporate transactions such as commercial agreements and documentation, incorporations, partnerships and joint ventures, corporate governance, franchise and distribution law, outsourcing, and international trade. Carswell has resources that cover these areas and make your life easier.


Corporate Transactions

Corporate lawyers provide representation and advice to Canadian and foreign based public and private companies, their directors, law departments, managers and investors on in all aspects of their development including establishing and organizing various forms of business associations, including business corporations and co-operative corporations, preparing shareholder, joint venture, and structuring shareholder relationships. (See also Behind and Beyond Boilerplate: Drafting Commercial Agreements, Third Edition, Cynthia L. Elderkin, Julia S. Shin Doi).

Corporate Governance

A corporate governance practice involves both advisory and transactional assignments with respect to all aspects of decision making in an organization. (See also: What Directors Need to Know: Corporate Governance, Carol Hansell).

Partnership Law

Corporate lawyers provide representation and advice to Canadian and foreign based general partnerships and limited partnerships on in all aspects including their formation, liability issues, partnership property and dissolution.

Franchise & Distribution Law

Franchise and distribution lawyers assist franchisors with the establishment, operation, expansion, acquisition and disposition of franchises and also provide many international franchisors with advice on appropriate business structure, packaging and labeling, food and drug law compliance, notification of investment under the Investment Canada Act, tax issues, trade-marks, compliance with privacy laws, designing security interests.

Outsourcing

Outsourcing lawyers represent both customers and service providers in outsourcing transactions across multiple industry sectors and provide advice and representation on all project phases from planning, structuring and negotiating an outsourcing transaction through to its implementation.

International Trade

Corporate and commercial lawyers represent and advise Canadian and foreign governments and private sector clients on legal issues including compliance with obligations under existing international trade agreements, negotiations affecting regulated marketing boards, negotiating of and legal advice respecting bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, dispute settlement advice relating to the settlement and arbitration of international trade and government procurement disputes under international trade agreements and domestic laws applicable to international trade, representation before regulatory and adjudicative bodies concerning international trade and government procurement issues, advice and representation on all aspects of Canadian domestic law applicable to trade in goods and services, government procurement advocacy including advice on the rules that apply to selling to the government and on government best practices in developing and managing public-private partnerships.

Canada - Federal/Provincial

Ontario/Alberta/BC

Corporate & Commercial Titles on eReference

 

Carswell eReference Library™ provides online access to looseleaf services. The eReference Library offers a wide range of publications in corporate and commercial law.

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