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Norton Rose Fulbright

Agribusiness

Band 3Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm with outstanding practices in agribusiness and forest products, servicing clients across Canada and internationally. The firm's agrifood practice is a top choice for regional, national and multinational clients in a wide range of sectors, with a core focus on ag-tech and the production, processing, transportation and distribution of food. Its forestry team is well equipped to advise key industry players on the full scope of their business needs, from tenure transfers, logging and timber harvesting to taxation, litigation and First Nations relations. Clients benefit from the firm's offices across Canada as well as the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Strengths

Clients praise the team for "responding to our concerns in an efficient way," further appreciating the group's "deep understanding of the strategic aspect."

Work highlights

A Norton Rose team led by Steve Leitl represented Lactalis group, formerly Parmalat, in a lawsuit brought against Alberta Milk relating to the distribution of contaminated milk.

Notable practitioners

Vancouver-based Daniel Bennett is a key contact for the firm's forestry practice. Kathy Krug in Calgary and Toronto-based Lorelei Graham co-head the firm's national food team.

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Overview

The Norton Rose Fulbright agribusiness team has the strength and depth to advise clients across this sector from early stage companies to multinational organizations. We act for many high profile clients both nationally and globally who rely on our underlying knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the unique issues facing Canada’s food and agribusiness sector. We have a solid reputation advising clients on corporate mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, tax, bankruptcy and insolvency, international trade finance, shipping, handling and logistics, intellectual property and technology, and food safety.

We also handle all aspects of regulatory law including environmental, health and safety, competition and antitrust, and water rights. Our team has an established dynamic and fast-growing practice in the sector’s hot spots such as grains, dairy, fertilizers and process plants.

As a global firm, our lawyers share agribusiness industry knowledge and experience across borders, enabling us to support our clients anywhere in the world.

Members

Graham, Lorelei (Head of Department)

Krug, Kathy (Head of Department)

Agribusiness

Norton Rose Fulbright

firm
Location

222 Bay Street, suite 3000

M5K 1E7

P.O. Box 53

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5J 2Z4

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