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.

Region-Canada

CONTACTS

Howard Feller Partner T: +1 804 775 4393
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Representative Matter

Icynene Pays $160 Million for Spray Foam Maker Lapolla

Representation of Lapolla Industries, a global supplier of spray polyurethane foam, in its $160 million sale to Icynene U.S Holding Corp., a Canada-based leading manufacturer and distributor of spray foam insulations and FFL Partners portfolio company.
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SVPGlobal Sells Aromair Fine Fragrance to Canada’s Knowlton Development Corp.

Representation of Strategic Value Partners, a global alternative investment company with $6.9 billion in assets under management, in its sale of Aromair Fine Fragrance to Knowlton Development Corporation, a Canada-based premier contract manufacturer and custom formulator for the personal care industry.
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Acquisition Strengthens Mastech’s Transformation and Services Capabilities

Representation of the majority shareholders of Mastech Digital (NYSE: MHH), a national provider of IT services, in its $55 million acquisition of InfoTrellis, a Canada-based information management consulting and technology services company.
Representative Matter

Canadian Seafood Company Expands Operations to U.S.

Representation of an Iceland-based leading international seafood company in the $230 million auction process and sale of its U.S. operations, related procurement and manufacturing business to a Canada-based seafood company.
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North American Joint Ventures Acquires Portfolio of Senior Care Homes

Representation of a leading Canada-based owner, operator and investor in the senior living space in its £200 million joint venture with a US-listed healthcare REIT to acquire a portfolio of care homes.
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Robert W. Baird & Co Incorporated Advises Span-America Medical Systems on Sale

Representation of Robert W. Baird as financial advisor to Span-America Medical Systems (NASDAQ: SPAN), a mattress manufacturer, in its $80 million sale via cash tender offer to Savaria Corp. (TSE: SIS), Canada-based leading manufacturer in the accessibility industry.
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Strongco Focuses on Canadian Operations

Representation of Strongco Corp., a Canada-based multiline equipment dealer, in its $12.4 million sale of Chadwick-BaRoss, Inc.
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Enron Shareholders Drop Suits Against Banks

Representation of Toronto-Dominion Bank in connection with the successful dismissal of securities fraud claims filed by former Enron Corp. shareholders.
Representative Matter

Summit Park Acquires Certain Assets in U.S. and Canada from Iron Mountain

Representation of Summit Park, a private investment firm focused on the lower middle market, in its $50 million acquisition of certain assets of Legacy Iron Mountain and Legacy Recall from Iron Mountain Inc., a global leader in storage and information management services.
Representative Matter

Multi-Family Construction Project Secures Bank Loan

Representation of a Canada-based, multinational financial services institution in the closing of a $19 million construction loan for a mixed-use multi-family project.
Representative Matter

Logistec Acquisition Forms New Entity

Representation of Logistec Corp. (TSX: LGT.A and LGT.B) in its acquisition of assets owned by a local terminal operator from Coleary Transport and the subsequent reorganization of various entities into a newly created LLC, Logistec Everglades, in which it holds a majority equity interest.
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Medallion Acquires 1,000+ Unit Apartment Complex in Memphis

Representation of Medallion Corp., a Canada-based real estate development and property management company, in its acquisition of ARIUM Shelby Farms REIT, the owner and operator of a 1,037-unit apartment community and a subsidiary of Carroll Organization, a real estate investment firm.
Representative Matter

Bank Representation in Allen Stanford Ponzi Scheme

Representation of a large international financial institution in connection with regulatory investigations and litigation related to the Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme.
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Mary Dalton Baril Mary Dalton Baril
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1169
F: +1 804 698 2009
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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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Dave Dargatis David G. Dargatis
Senior Counsel
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5080
F: +1 703 712 5050
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Howard Feller Howard Feller
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4393
F: +1 804 698 2051
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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
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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

T: +1 804 775 1018
F: +1 804 698 2026
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T:+1 202 857 2478

Brian J Kelly Brian J. Kelly
Partner
500 East Pratt Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-3169

T: +1 410 659 4465
F: +1 410 659 4480
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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
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 1106
F: +1 804 698 2096
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Leonard J Marsico Leonard J. Marsico
Partner
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

Tower Two-Sixty
260 Forbes Avenue
Suite 1800
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 202 857 2412
F: +1 202 828 2966
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T:+1 412 667 7987
F: +1 412 667 7956

Hamid Namazie Hamid R. Namazie
Partner
Wells Fargo Center
South Tower
355 S. Grand Ave., Suite 4200
Los Angeles, CA 90071-3103

T: +1 213 457 9853
F: +1 213 457 9889
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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
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

T: +1 804 775 4334
F: +1 804 698 2212
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Jeffrey Rothschild Jeffrey L. Rothschild
Partner
1251 Avenue of the Americas
20th Floor
New York, NY 10020-1104

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 W. Stanhouse
Senior Counsel
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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Michael B Woodard Michael B. Woodard
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

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