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Canada Nationwide - Canada Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products

This practice area encompasses a broad range of legal, financial and transactional support for agricultural projects, representing a wide spectrum of clients. Firms may represent project developers, investors and financial institutions as well as other stakeholders from the private and public sectors. The practice includes rural real estate due diligence, acquisitions and leasing, sector-specific M&A, environmental law and matters relating to financing and the securitisation of agricultural receivables. These may involve instruments such as rural product notes and agribusiness credit and deposit certificates, warranties, receivables certificates, and credit notes. The practice also covers international trade matters including pre-export financing, import and export licences and compliance with international trade regulations. This section also takes into account licensing, distribution and regulatory matters.

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Band 1
  1. Miller Thomson LLP
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    Miller Thomson LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    Miller Thomson operates a leading Canadian agribusiness practice fielding a team of experts across the country to deliver sector-specific counsel. The agribusiness and food production team advises on a wide range of commercial transactions and litigation, as well as offering notable expertise in the regulation of food and agriculture, from animal health and welfare to product labelling and environmental advice on growing and processing. The practice services a strong stable of industry clients including primary processors, food and beverage manufacturers, cooperatives and grain companies, as well as acting for those involved in the emerging ag-tech space. The group maintains presences in Canada's key agricultural hubs, with offices in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Québec and south-western Ontario.
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    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 2
  1. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon is a highly regarded law firm that is sought out by a wide range of industry players, including biotech companies, food producers, processors, distributors, agricultural equipment manufacturers and pet supply retailers. The food, beverage and agribusiness department is particularly well regarded for its strong M&A practice, as well as providing counsel on banking, regulatory compliance, IP matters and commercial disputes. The practice also draws praise for its valuable supporting strength in tax, employment, environmental, real estate and competition law.
  2. Dentons Canada LLP
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    Dentons Canada LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years Ranked
    Dentons is an international firm with a prominent focus on the Canadian agriculture, food and forestry industries. The agribusiness group acts for a significant portfolio of clients on a wide variety of matters, spanning corporate/M&A, financing, restructuring, operations, labour relations, regulatory compliance and litigation. The team's experience includes representing clients working in the forest products, farming, fertiliser, and food and beverage sectors. The firm often acts for global clients on the Canadian aspects of multi-jurisdictional deals.
  3. Fasken
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    Fasken
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    Fasken is a distinguished law firm with accomplished expertise across a variety of food and agribusiness concerns. The agribusiness, food and beverage team handles notable work on behalf of agricultural cooperatives, as well as being trusted advisers to retailers, producers, manufacturers and institutional agrifood investors. The practice is well positioned to advise on general commercial matters as well as providing industry-specific counsel on supply management, marketing and distribution, and manufacturing. The firm's clients benefit from its complementary practice in international trade as well as its specialists in the areas of product labelling and product liability, agricultural land protection and food regulation.
  4. McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years Ranked
    McCarthy Tétrault is a national law firm with immense transactional aptitude across the agribusiness space. The food, beverage and agribusiness group offers considerable experience of high-value M&A matters, as well as corporate finance and restructuring mandates. The team also advises on regulatory law and food safety, as well as providing related services in areas including international trade, tax and IP. The practice maintains an impressive roster of clients from a variety of sectors. They also act for a variety of lenders and investors.
  5. MLT Aikins LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Bennett Jones LLP
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    Bennett Jones LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Bennett Jones is a full-service Calgary-headquartered law firm that draws upon the strength of its corporate, trade, environmental, IP and broader firm experience to provide comprehensive support to its agribusiness clients. Its agribusiness, food and beverage lawyers also offer specialist expertise in the cannabis and pesticide sectors, advising on regulatory questions and other issues in both spaces.
  2. Stikeman Elliott LLP
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    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Stikeman Elliott is valued for its longstanding experience in the agribusiness space in Canada, often assisting investors, producers, manufacturers and distributors with large M&A transactions and various commercial and contentious matters. The firm is well positioned to advise on various regulatory issues arising in the sector, including environmental and food and drug compliance, marketing, advertising and labelling, and competition issues. Its lawyers also provide advice on IP, tax and securities issues, and offer particular expertise in the agricultural-biotech and emerging cannabis industries.
  3. Torys LLP
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    Torys LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 3 | 6 Years Ranked
    Torys is valued for its longstanding experience in the agribusiness space, offering full-service business support to notable industry players. Its Toronto and Calgary-based lawyers often assist with M&A transactions and are noted for their aptitude in agricultural-biotech and agribusiness innovations, providing commercial and specialist regulatory counsel to clients working in plant and animal genetics, novel foods and the emerging cannabis market. The firm also acts for traditional agrifood players including producers of food and crop protection products and livestock feed and seed companies across the supply chain.
  4. Fillmore Riley LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 3
  5. Pitblado LLP
    Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products
    Canada 2023 | Band 3