Doing Business in Canada
Corporate / M&A Law, Franchise & Distribution Law

Doing Business in Canada Series – Part 5: Securities Law and Corporate Governance in Canada

Securities Law

Canada has a sophisticated capital markets system. Securities of both Canadian and foreign public companies can be listed and traded on several of Canada’s stock exchanges. The largest stock exchange in Canada is the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Continue reading

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Doing Business in Canada
Corporate / M&A Law, Franchise & Distribution Law

Doing Business in Canada Series – Part 2: Business Structures

Several different business structures may be used to conduct business in Canada. Non-residents looking to engage with Canadian businesses, or those intending to carry on business in Canada, should familiarize themselves with such structures. Continue reading

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franchise disclosure
Franchise & Distribution Law

Canadian Franchise Disclosure Compliance Guide

There is a growing number of Canadian provinces enacting franchise disclosure legislation and a growing number of decided cases providing guidance as to the obligations of franchisors under these statutes. Currently, the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have such legislation, with British Columbia to come online early in 2017. Continue reading

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Practical Law - Guide to Franchising in Canada
Franchise & Distribution Law

Practical Law – Q&A Guide to Franchising in Canada

This Q&A chapter provides an overview of the main practical issues concerning local and international franchising, including: current market activity; franchising regulatory framework; contractual issues relating to franchising agreements (analyzing pre-contract disclosure requirements, formalities, parties’ rights and obligations, fees and payments, term of agreement and renewal, termination and choice of law and jurisdiction); Operations Manual; liability issues; intellectual property; real estate; competition law; employment issues; dispute resolution; exchange control and withholding; and proposals for reform. Continue reading

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Franchise & Distribution Law

Canadian Franchise Disclosure Compliance Guide

Canada Franchising word cloudThere is a growing number of Canadian provinces enacting franchise disclosure legislation and a growing number of decided cases providing guidance as to the obligations of franchisors under these statutes. Currently, the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have such legislation. Continue reading

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