Getting the deal done in a way that satisfies your desired business outcomes is our first priority. Clients benefit from our focus on efficient identification of issues that will matter, with no wasted time on those that will not. We account for your risk appetite and the commercial realities likely to apply after closing to guide negotiation strategy and structuring.
Our clients include many Canadian and global Fortune 500 companies operating in local, national or international markets, as well as private equity funds, institutional investors and other capital pools investing and operating in Canada. Whether quarterbacking the deal, or providing Canadian counsel support, we coordinate seamlessly with counsel, financial advisors and regulators around the world. We also have particular expertise advising boards and special committees in both friendly and contested transactions, leveraging the expertise of our Shareholder Activism & Critical Situations team.
Counsel to Canadian Pacific Railway in its historic US$31-billion merger with Kansas City Southern.
Our public and private M&A practice spans all industries, and particularly those that drive the Canadian economy, such as energy, oil and gas and renewables, mining, consumer products, technology, utilities, agribusiness, financial services and cannabis, among others.
To ensure our people are effective ambassadors for our M&A clients, we offer dedicated training programs for our lawyers on topics such as valuation, financial statement analysis and portfolio management. We also draw on specialized experts in other areas that impact deal strategy and structure, including tax, competition/antitrust, foreign investment, customs and trade, real estate, intellectual property, employment, regulatory and litigation. This expertise is complemented by the most experienced governmental affairs and public policy team of any Canadian law firm.
What Clients Say
“I have worked with other Canadian counsel in the context of cross-border M&A. Bennett Jones is a clear leader in terms of client experience.”
Our Value to Clients
- Focus on your business objectives
- Practical approach to risk management
- International mindset
- Bench strength for specialty support