Practice Profile

Mergers & Acquisitions

Cassels Brock carries on a broad and sophisticated mergers and acquisitions practice.

Our lawyers handle a wide range of complex domestic and cross-border transactions, including unsolicited and supported take-over bids as well as business combinations through mergers and plans of arrangement. We also provide counsel in the areas of take-over defence and, increasingly, shareholder activism including requisitioned shareholder meetings and proxy contests.

Our clients include both public and private enterprises in virtually every industry such as resource, insurance, information technology, energy, consumer products, pharmaceutical, aviation, food and beverage, apparel and professional sports. We act for financial buyers, such as private equity and venture capital firms, as well as strategic buyers.

We have been recognized at the Canadian Dealmakers of the Year awards and the firm consistently ranks among the top law firms in the Bloomberg M&A league tables for Canada and globally.

In advising on M&A transactions we draw upon the expertise in our corporate tax, competition, intellectual property, financial services, real estate, government relations and private equity groups to deliver comprehensive solutions tailored to the transaction and our clients' goals.

Our experience includes: