Legal Services – Canada

Investment Funds

We provide assistance for various forms of investment vehicle structures, including:

  • Structuring investment vehicles, including through companies and limited partnerships
  • Drafting documents such as shareholder agreements, offering documents, management agreements
  • Monitoring and updating regulatory requirements
  • Conducting due diligence and negotiating contracts
  • Advising funds on investment buy and sell processes
  • Advising on obtaining regulatory consents, registration, and licensing
  • Advising on legal and commercially viable solutions for funds, managers, investors, and liquidators in distressed or insolvent investment funds, as well as creating side pockets to isolate the liquidity of individual assets
  • Advising on careful handling of investor rights, creditors, and fund obligations, directors, and agents during periods of distress or insolvency
  • Closure of vehicles
  • Liquidation of fund structures

Banking and Finance

We provide assistance with foreign financial institutions and their operations in Canada as well as operating businesses and their relationships with Canadian banks, lenders and investors.  We offer specific advice in the following areas:

  • Banking licensing and regulation
  • Regulation, inspection, and communication with the regulator of banks and financial entities
  • AML, sanctions, and data protection laws
  • Legal issues related to credit and security agreements
  • Loan and facility agreements
  • Debt issuance, bonds, and other securities
  • Fund financing


We have deep expertise and experience in corporate matters, and we assist our clients in all aspects of using corporate structures, limited partnerships, trusts, and other typical vehicles, including in processes such as:

  • Series A, SAFEs, RSUs, ESOPs and related topics
  • IPO and listing on international exchanges such as TSX, NASDAQ, NYSE, LSE, HKSE
  • Acquisitions and sales of companies
  • Acquisitions and sales of entity assets
  • Public offers for the acquisition of shares
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Operations
  • Structuring limited partnerships
  • Strategic alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Corporate restructuring and combinations: mergers, acquisitions and incorporations
  • Mezzanine operations
  • Restructurings and liquidity issues
  • Fiduciary obligations of directors
  • Governance and regulatory obligations


Our Canada team have extensive experience with regulatory issues impacting all types of structures, as well as specific topics for highly regulated businesses such as banks and other financial service providers.

We provide advice on diverse regulatory issues in Canada, including:

  • Licensing or registration of regulated entities
  • Assistance with issues related to specific sector laws
  • Financial service provider regulations, inspections, and remediations
  • AML regulations, sanctions, inspections, and audit of processes and systems
  • FATCA and CRS
  • Economic substance regulations
  • Data protection regulations

Inbound and Outbound Advisory

Our expertise in immigration and labor laws comes from over a decade of providing services at the highest level of regulation in these areas.

With comprehensive knowledge in this regard, we provide advice on:

  • Technology development in Canada
  • Government of Canada grants and financial assistance for technology development in Canada
  • Export development financing and guarantees
  • Canadian residents breaking their residential ties with Canada and expatriating to other jurisdictions
  • Practical aspects of relocating to Canada
  • Real property acquisition, development and financing

Private Clients

With over 20 years of international financial legal expertise, we assist our private clients with administrative, family, and personal matters, such as:

  • Establishment and management of international investment structures
  • Consulting and assistance to family offices
  • Drafting and development of wills, trusts, and other legal structures governing asset transfer and succession planning
  • Advisory on cross-border legal issues
  • Assistance with relocation services, including local concierge services covering all aspects of relocation, from legal support to administrative assistance in day-to-day tasks
  • Assistance in property acquisition and vehicle structuring, as well as financing lines used in the acquisition and management of properties
  • Opening and ongoing management of international banking and investment accounts
  • Management of compliance documentation, verification, notarization, and other forms of document certification