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Canada Nationwide - Canada Retail

Retail is an industry table covering law firms which have developed a track record in serving the needs of large national retailers. Naturally, real estate, planning and land use matters will feature prominently, but the firm must also advise on franchise, IP, trademark and e-commerce matters. Furthermore, it should ideally demonstrate aptitude in employment matters and be able to respond to the majority of tax, advertising and regulatory and consumer protection issues, as well as disputes both nationally and internationally.

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Band 1
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Retail
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    McCarthy Tétrault has a highly skilled retail and consumer markets group assisting clients with all aspects of their retail operations, including both transformational and day-to-day matters. The team draws on the firm's wider expertise in M&A, IP, real property, privacy, technology and customs to support an impressive roster of luxury brands and multinational retail chains, as well as clients operating in the food and beverage sector. The firm is well placed to assist retailers with Canadian and international expansion plans. It has notable experience representing retail clients in commercial litigation, often involving issues of labour and employment and fraudulent practice.
  2. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Retail
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 4 Years Ranked
    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.
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Band 2
  1. Miller Thomson LLP
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    Miller Thomson LLP
    Retail
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Miller Thomson has a widely recognised retail industry group able to draw on the firm's network of 12 offices to service clients across the country. It comprises real estate, IP, marketing, corporate and employment lawyers who act for a diverse clientele of established retailers and new market entrants. The firm possesses a strong track record in shopping mall leasing, warehousing and distribution, and regulatory matters, as well as advising on e-commerce and tax issues.
  2. Stikeman Elliott LLP
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    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Retail
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 4 Years Ranked
    Stikeman Elliott has a distinguished retail group with a strong real estate offering, assisting clients with commercial leasing, development and acquisitions across Canada. The group is equally well placed to advise on corporate transactions and financings, as well as matters concerning privacy, employment and advertising. The team also assists brands with store concession agreements, as well as competition and price-fixing matters.