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Whether you are a bidder, a target or a financial advisor involved in an M&A transaction, expert advice and innovative strategies are essential. These are precisely the skills we have acquired — and continuously upgrade — by handling hundreds of M&A deals year after year.

McCarthy Tétrault is home to some of the most talented M&A lawyers in Canada. Chambers Global consistently ranks us among the top M&A firms in the country.

When you choose us, you benefit from our:

  • Significant expertise in all aspects of M&A transactions — In addition to a wealth of M&A experience, we have one of the largest tax departments in Canada, as well as regulatory experts in all industries who facilitate structuring, due diligence, and regulatory review and compliance. We also advise on developing and implementing defensive strategies in hostile bid or proxy battle situations, assisted by our nationally and internationally recognized litigation group.
  • Strong national profile — We operate across Canada with truly integrated national teams, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Québec City.
  • International experience — We play a principal role in cross-border transactions through our offices across Canada and in London, UK. We also act for foreign bidders who wish to acquire Canadian targets.
  • Industry Expertise — Our lawyers are recognized leaders in several industries, notably financial services, power, technology, mining, and oil & gas. Our knowledge becomes your advantage when deciding whether to buy or sell a business in these industries.
  • Full-service teams — Clients respect our depth and service-oriented approach. We draw upon seasoned professionals at the top of their game within our firm in all areas essential to putting business structures together, including competition, tax, securities and litigation.

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For more information, please contact:


Robert J. Brant
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Patrick Boucher
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Clemens Mayr
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Jonathan R. Grant
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David E. Woollcombe
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