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Supply Chain

McCarthy Tétrault provides a full suite of services and expertise to optimize your supply chain management.

Companies operating in today’s business climate require a properly structured supply chain. Success in managing your supply chain creates dramatic efficiencies to improve your business returns; failure can create criminal, civil, and tax liability. 

Navigating the New World

The world has changed significantly over the previous decade, and has brought with it brand new challenges. Supply chains now include a broad variety of agents, contractors, and third parties requiring elaborate corporate structures, strategic partnerships, and contractual arrangements. These relationships need to be formed, monitored, and executed with the appropriate diligence to protect your company from threats both legal and reputational. 

In addition, Modern Corporate Social Responsibility restrictions must be worked into existing tax, customs, and competition regulations. These requirements add additional impediments to firms seeking business solutions that avoid getting caught in excessive legal red-tape.

Our firm helps clients navigate these requirements in a business-oriented approach. Our team seamlessly integrates tax, procurement, competition, and trade advice into a cohesive whole to present clients with solutions, not roadblocks. We combine our broad horizontal integration of specializations with incredibly deep bench strength available across numerous Canadian jurisdictions to deliver a fast, thorough, and efficient response.

Exceptionally Experienced

We work closely with in-house legal and business teams across a wide range of sectors, including retail, food and beverage, information technology, energy, and healthcare. Our lawyers have experience with numerous different stages of the supply chain process including:

  • Acquisition of raw materials
  • Supplier documentation
  • Procurement and supply chain contracting
  • Technology, outsourcing and in-sourcing, intellectual property development and licensing agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • International supply chain strategies
  • Anti-dumping and customs appeals
  • Tariff and Origin advanced rulings
  • Product recalls
  • Transfer pricing arrangements
  • Tax planning
  • Competition law compliance
  • Anti-corruption, money laundering, and sanctions compliance