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Canada

McGuireWoods’ International practice has extensive experience in dealing with clients and matters in Canada.

In addition to English, a number of our lawyers, consultants and staff interested in Canada speak French. Firmwide our lawyers, consultants and staff speak more than 40 languages.

Overview

The majority of the work we undertake relating to Canada corresponds with our principal activities throughout the rest of the world. We represent public and private businesses engaged in day to day corporate activity, conducting banking and finance activities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial transactions, fund development, corporate finance, commercial contracts, cross border sales, tax advice, litigation and antitrust advice.

Our capital markets and finance team assists with advice on private equity, IPOs, debt finance and project finance needs, drawing upon especially deep resources in Europe and the US. Our teams in the US, London and Brussels offer insight and depth in financing and floating companies, acting for investment banks, syndicated and asset based lenders, nomads, brokers and sponsors, as well as market entrants. For equity capital markets, we focus on the NYSE and NASDAQ, as well as on the London Stock Exchange, AIM, PLUS, GXG, JSE, NSE, SGX and a variety of international and regional exchanges, including working with local Canadian counsel in relation to the CNSX, Montreal, Toronto, TSX Venture and NASDAQ Canada exchanges.

Oil, Gas, Mining and other Natural Resources

McGuireWoods brings deep legal background in the extractive industries. Our mining practice includes activities related to base-metal, precious metals, rare earth minerals, coal, uranium, and construction aggregates industries. Our oil and gas team brings substantial upstream and downstream experience supporting majors and independent extractors, transportation, commodities and distribution industries in critically endowed regions, including in the Shale O&G Industry, where our team is led from our Pittsburgh office. This, combined with our US mining capability, gives our team deep technical and sector expertise.

Energy

McGuireWoods’ energy practice focuses on regulation, deregulation and restructuring of public and private utilities; on the development, acquisition, sale and financing of natural gas, power generation and other energy facilities; and on the marketing and trading of energy commodities. We represent governments, utilities, industrial energy consumers, in project development and finance, international energy development, environmental, land use, contract negotiation, taxation and privatization matters.

Dispute Resolution

McGuireWoods lawyers have substantial experience in multinational litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution. Our dispute resolution practitioners are experienced in managing litigation in multiple jurisdictions, including Canada.

Corporate Social Responsibility and International Anticorruption

McGuireWoods has developed state of the art corporate compliance programmes which contain emerging standards of corporate social responsibility as evolving from the UN, US, EU, as well as trade association standards and NGOs. We regularly advise on global fraud and corruption issues, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act 2010 (UKBA) and on UN, EU and US economic and trade sanction penalties.

Firm partner, Vivian Robinson QC, based in London, previously served as first general counsel at the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where he spearheaded development of the SFO’s enforcement policy under the UKBA and acted as primary liaison to the public and business communities.

Our Network

McGuireWoods lawyers use their experience and knowledge of Canada as well as their connections and contacts, to provide a seamless and cost-effective full range of legal services to our clients and, where appropriate, engage the assistance of local law firms, including fellow members of global legal networks LNI and Lex Mundi.

CONTACTS

Howard Feller Partner T: +1 804 775 4393
Philip J. Newhouse Partner T: +44 20 7632 1677
Robert Plotkin Partner T: +1 202 857 1750
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Representative Matter

Leading international seafood company

Assisted a leading international seafood company based in Iceland in its auction process and sale of its U.S. operations, related procurement and manufacturing business to a Canadian seafood company for approximately $230 million.
Representative Matter

Canadian architecture firm

Advised Canadian architecture firm in a £13 million acquisition of one of the United Kingdom’s largest practices with seven offices and 260 staff members. The target firm's current projects include a £840 million hospital in Glasgow.
Representative Matter

Canadian listed mining company

Representation of a Canadian-listed mining company for the acquisition of a gold mine in Mauritania for a total of $278,000,000 and for assistance in on-going financing and corporate related matters.
Representative Matter

Canadian manufacturer

Represented a Canadian manufacturer in U.S. antitrust litigation.
Representative Matter

Canadian mining company

Represented a Canadian-listed mining company, in the closing, in association with a major US-listed mining company, of a partnership agreement with a D.R. Congo state mining company, for the US$350,000,000 (first stage) development of the largest and highest-grade copper and cobalt deposit in the world, with mining rights on more than 1,500 km² in Katanga; the matter involved complex issues of international contract law.
Representative Matter

Large international bank headquarted in Canada

Representation of a large international financial institution in connection with regulatory investigations and litigation related to the Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme.
Representative Matter

Manufacturer

Represented a manufacturer in class action antitrust litigation.
Representative Matter

Manufacturer

Represented a manufacturer in a Canadian Competition Bureau antitrust investigation.
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Mary Dalton Baril Mary Dalton Baril
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1169
F: +1 804 698 2009
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John C Beane John C. Beane
Partner
Promenade
1230 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Suite 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309-3534

T: +1 404 443 5714
F: +1 404 443 5794
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William J Cook William J. Cook
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 2750
F: +1 312 698 4536
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Robert W Cramer Robert W. Cramer
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2015
F: +1 704 444 8723
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Howard Feller Howard Feller
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4393
F: +1 804 698 2051
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James Hans Guterman James Hans Guterman
Counsel
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2007
F: +1 704 444 8735
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J. Kate Harris Hatcher J. Kate Harris Hatcher
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2239
F: +1 704 444 8811
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J. Brent Justus J. Brent Justus
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1018
F: +1 804 698 2026
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Naho Kobayashi Naho Kobayashi
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2334
F: +1 704 353 6148
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Mark J La Fratta Mark J. La Fratta
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1106
F: +1 804 698 2096
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Andrew Lockhart Andrew J. Lockhart
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4348
F: +1 804 698 2094
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Leonard J Marsico Leonard J. Marsico
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 412 667 7987
F: +1 412 667 7956
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T:+1 202 857 2412
F: +1 412 667 7956

Safet Metjahic Safet Metjahic
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 212 548 7034
F: +1 212 715 6287
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T:+1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050

Hamid Namazie Hamid R. Namazie
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8207
F: +1 310 956 3152
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Philip J Newhouse Philip J. Newhouse
Partner
11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7632 1677
F: +44 20 7632 1638
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Philip J Perzek Philip J. Perzek
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8270
F: +1 312 698 4555
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Maria Rasmussen Maria P. Rasmussen
Senior Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4334
F: +1 804 698 2212
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Michael J Roeschenthaler Michael J. Roeschenthaler
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7905
F: +1 412 402 4193
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Jeffrey Rothschild Jeffrey Lee Rothschild
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7086
F: +1 212 715 6291
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Charles A Scheer Charles A. Scheer
Counsel
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 849 8173
F: +1 312 698 4547
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Darren William Stanhouse Darren William Stanhouse
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6667
F: +1 919 755 6618
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W. Kent Walker Jr. W. Kent Walker Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8961
F: +1 704 444 8801
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David B Whelpley Jr. David B. Whelpley Jr.
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2312
F: +1 704 805 5074
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Laurent S Wiesel Laurent S. Wiesel
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2140
F: +1 212 715 6281
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Michael B Woodard Michael B. Woodard
Partner
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4729
F: +1 804 698 2210
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