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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Retail

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What the team is known for

This top Canadian law firm has a highly regarded retail group with a particularly strong reputation for both franchising and privacy. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt demonstrates impressive strength in retail insolvency, as well as leasing, advertising and high-stakes disputes. It is well placed to assist multinational retailers with their Canadian operations, drawing on its experience in corporate and real property transactions, as well as e-commerce issues. The firm provides support to a wide variety of household-name brands, and has a strong record assisting leading American companies with their Canadian expansion programmes.

Strengths

A happy client noted that "they are a terrific firm who are skilled and experienced. They're versatile and they know the client."

A market observer said: "Osler has an excellent franchise practice and that is really one of the top ones in Canada."

Work highlights

An Osler team led by Kelly Moffatt advised food delivery platform DoorDash on its expansion across Canada.

Notable practitioners

Toronto-based Andraya Frith 's client base of major retailers benefits from her expertise in franchising, as well as her knowledge of privacy, advertising and e-commerce.
"She has a great reputation in the franchise field."

Based in Toronto, Savvas Kotsopoulos has notable experience in real estate transactions, including the acquisition of sites and negotiation of various leases for major Canadian retailers. He also assists with the management of real estate portfolios.

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Overview

Osler has extensive experience working with many of the largest and most widely known retail and consumer products brands throughout Canada and around the world, advising on all aspects of their businesses. Osler’s retail lawyers regularly advise retailers, distributors, manufacturers and franchisors on the day-to-day business and legal issues they encounter when expanding into and operating in Canada.

Osler offers a fully integrated team approach to advising clients and draws upon knowledge and experience of retail operations and recognized expertise in Canada to provide seamless legal support through all stages of the retail and consumer products lifecycle. The team regularly assists clients in commercial leasing, consumer protection laws, ecommerce initiatives, privacy and data management, labour and employment, franchising, advertising and marketing matters, tax, pricing and distribution practices and branding matters.  In addition, they provide expert counsel to retail clients in their transformational corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and much more. The team regularly leverages the expertise of Osler’s leading Insolvency and Restructuring Group to assist clients in seamlessly solving their most complex business-critical challenges.

Retail

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Location

100 King Street West

1 First Canadian Place

Suite 6200, P.O. Box 50

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5X 1B8

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Nationwide - Canada

Retail


Andraya Frith
Band 2
Savvas Kotsopoulos
Band 2