This blog shares our views and news about the retail industry and consumer product landscape in Canada. We discuss industry trends, product issues, legal developments, business events and other topics of interest to consumers and retailers alike.
Our contributing bloggers include the following:
Ana Badour‘s practice focuses on banking and secured transactions, including senior and subordinate loans, cross-border transactions, restructurings, acquisition financings and asset-based lending transactions.
Gordon Baird‘s practice is focused on lending and secured transactions. Gordon regularly acts for bank syndicates, non-bank lenders and borrowers on domestic, cross-border and international loan transactions, with an emphasis on the retail, hospitality, power and media/telecommunications sectors.
Kristian Brabander has a general litigation practice. He has appeared before the Courts in Ontario and Québec, the Court of Appeal of Québec, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada, and various professional bodies and administrative tribunals, including the Administrative Tribunal of Québec and the Commission d’accès à l’information. He has significant experience in medical malpractice cases and other professional responsibility matters, and advises on commercial contract litigation, insurance matters, shareholder disputes, class actions, defamation, and privacy and access to information issues.
Alex Cocks maintains a commercial litigation practice that includes contractual claims, defamation claims, class action defence, real property disputes and insurance coverage disputes. She has represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, including in trials and in chambers, as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Annie Gagnon-Larocque‘s practice focuses on the acquisition, financing, leasing, development and disposition of real estate assets. She acts on behalf of financial institutions and public and private companies in transactions involving various industry sectors, including the forestry, energy and hotel industries.
Christopher Hubbard maintains a general litigation practice that includes corporate/commercial litigation and medical malpractice. Christopher’s corporate/commercial litigation practice includes class actions, mining litigation, product liability and product recalls, insurance, contractual disputes, and securities and shareholder litigation.
Miranda Lam‘s practice centres exclusively on commercial litigation matters and business disputes, including contractual claims, economic torts and defamation. Her particular areas of specialization include securities litigation, shareholder remedies, corporate governance issues, and internal investigations and real property disputes, including insurance coverage matters.
Charles Morgan‘s practice focuses on the areas of mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, outsourcing, licensing, e-commerce, data protection and telecommunications. He has considerable international experience, particularly in the realm of telecommunications.
Lara Nathans, the head of our Consumer & Retail Group, regularly acts on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance matters and corporate reorganizations. She provides ongoing corporate, commercial and securities law advice to a number of private and public companies, and advises public company clients on securities law requirements, including continuous disclosure and corporate governance. She also advises corporations created by statute and regulated entities on governance and corporate structure.
Anne-Marie Naud practises corporate and securities law, and handles all aspects of corporate law, advising companies on governance, structure and compliance issues. Anne-Maire has acted in numerous M&A, corporate finance and reorganization transactions in traditional industries and in the technology and insurance sectors. Her expertise includes drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements such as franchising, operation, distribution and other commercial agreements for companies in the retail and financial services sectors. Anne-Marie has considerable experience as corporate secretary to the boards of several public and private corporations.
Adam Ship is the vice-chair of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution Group. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and franchise-distribution law that includes complex contractual disputes, franchise-distribution litigation, competition litigation, class actions, commercial arbitration and professional liability. He has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada, and various arbitral panels and statutory tribunals, in trials, hearings, appeals, injunctions, and complex interlocutory matters. Adam routinely advises clients on strategic and risk management issues in all areas of franchise-distribution law. His clients include domestic and international franchisors, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors across a wide range of industries and sectors, including automotive, food & beverage, hospitality, retail and telecommunications.