Canada Nationwide - Canada Franchising
Rankings overview for Departments
- Adam Ship McCarthy Tétrault LLP8 Years Ranked
- Darrell Jarvis Fasken8 Years Ranked
- Dominic Mochrie Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP8 Years Ranked
- Geoffrey B Shaw Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP8 Years Ranked
- Helen Fotinos Dentons Canada LLP7 Years Ranked
- Peter Snell Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP8 Years Ranked
- Bruno Floriani
- David Shaw
- Jeffrey Hoffman
- Peter Viitre
All departments profiles
1Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years RankedCassels Brock & Blackwell is a premier choice for franchising law in Canada, regularly advising large multinational franchise systems on disclosure, compliance and class action defence. The firm's Toronto-based lawyers assist clients with expansion and wind-down operations, providing additional expertise in M&A, tax, employment and advertising, as well as due diligence and regulatory compliance. The firm's client base includes major franchisors from the cannabis, hospitality, and food and beverage industries. It offers additional expertise advising foreign brands on entry into the Canadian market and is well positioned to advise on the franchise aspects of major transactions. 1Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 1 | 7 Years RankedOsler, Hoskin & Harcourt is a top-tier firm that works exclusively with franchisors across all areas of the practice. Its Toronto-headquartered franchising team is renowned for its representation of clients with established franchise systems or expansion plans in Canada, notably in the quick-service restaurant, hospitality and automotive sectors. It assists with franchise agreements, disclosure documents and distribution matters and is able to draw upon the wider resources of the firm in related areas such as tax, real estate, and M&A, as well as privacy and social media policy. The firm has notable strength advising US franchisors on entry into the Canadian market and is well equipped to handle both transactions and litigation in this space.
- Sotos LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 1
2FaskenFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 2 | 7 Years RankedFasken handles a range of franchise-related litigation and transactional work for large franchisor clients as well as franchisees across Canada. The team is spread across Toronto, Vancouver and Montréal, from where it expertly advises on franchise agreements and disclosure documents. It offers substantial experience in litigation. The firm demonstrates expertise in industries such as food and beverages, retail, automotive, and pharmaceuticals.
- Dale & Lessmann LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 2
3Dentons Canada LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 3 | 2 Years RankedDentons has a well-reputed franchising law team primarily based in Toronto with experience across a wide array of franchising matters in Canada, including the acquisition and termination of franchises, and the preparation of disclosure documents and franchise agreements. It is further experienced in handling contentious mandates in the space and serves clients in sectors such as automotive, hospitality, retail and food and beverages. 3Gowling WLG (Canada) LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years RankedGowling WLG houses a prominent franchising team known for its work throughout Canada, as well as assisting clients with international expansion plans and foreign entry. Operating primarily from the firm's Hamilton office, the team services clients across a range of sectors including food and beverages, education, and hospitality. It frequently advises on compliance and disclosure matters as well as IP and brand protection, real estate and employment matters. The firm's extensive experience spans franchising issues relating to both emerging and well-known international brands. It is additionally able to offer dispute resolution support. 3McCarthy Tétrault LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years RankedMcCarthy Tétrault has a recognised national footprint and is well versed in both transactional and contentious franchising law matters. The firm offers expertise in the full gamut of matters arising in this space, drawing on its broad service offering to act as a one-stop shop for franchisors. Partners and associates based in Toronto and Vancouver advise clients ranging in size from emerging businesses and mid-market players to global corporations in a variety of sectors, including food and beverages, electronics, medical, education, hospitality and automotive. The firm's offices in New York and London, England, position it well to assist international franchising clients.
- Hoffer Adler LLPFranchisingCanada 2023 | Band 3