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Doing Business in Canada: Updated edition now available

Navigating opportunities for investment and growth

Successfully setting up a business in Canada or expanding into one of its many thriving sectors requires an understanding of the federal and provincial regulatory and legal frameworks affecting the business landscape.

To help international organizations and others navigate legislation and enter the Canadian market, McCarthy Tétrault developed Doing Business in Canada as a guide to the legal aspects of establishing, acquiring or operating a business in Canada.

Drawing on expertise from across the firm, this resource provides comprehensive information on the various areas of law most likely to affect your business decisions, including foreign investment, international trade, corporate finance, M&A, competition, taxation, intellectual property, real property and others. It also provides a general summary of the latest Canadian laws and regulations as well as an overview of the Canadian political and legal systems and other helpful information.

If you have any questions about the guide or how our team can help you, contact Matthew Cumming, Patrick Shea, Shea Small or Karl Tabbakh.

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Doing Business in Canada

Chapter List





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Business Organizations

Authors: Sven Milelli and Glynnis Morgan









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Bank Loans and Other Loan Capital

Author: Richard Higa































View McT DBIC imagery digital Ch22 Environment

Environmental Regulation

Author: Una Radoja













The discussion in each section covers general guidance for businesses and is not an exhaustive analysis of all provisions of relevant Canadian law. For this reason, we recommend that you seek the advice of one of our lawyers on the specific legal aspects of your proposed investment or activity. With offices in Canada’s major commercial centres, McCarthy Tétrault has the national presence and capabilities to help you successfully complete any business transaction in Canada.

Unless otherwise indicated, the information in this publication is current as of July 2023.