Commercial

Overview

We understand the importance of skilfully negotiating and concluding business agreements and transactions of all kinds, and we put all the efforts to assist you strengthen your market position, diversify your activities, and reach your business objectives.

Our commercial law group strategically advises companies of all sizes in various types of business transactions such as the implementation of distribution networks and the negotiation of supply, service, and license agreements. Lavery’s expertise in this field is recommended by the 2017 Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory.

Whatever your size or sector, we can devise personalized legal strategies and solutions that are optimized from a legal and business perspective. The integration of our team of lawyers with different levels of experience and expertise allows us to act for clients efficiently without ever sacrificing quality.

Services

  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Analysis of business projects
  • Arrangements, reorganizations, and restructurings
  • Due diligence
  • Partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, subscription agreements, and investment agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Supply agreements
  • Consignment agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • License agreements and other agreements related to intellectual property
  • Commercial leases and rental agreements
  • Employment and consulting agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements

Representative mandates

  • Eolectric Inc. and Vents du Kempt Inc.: We represented the interests of Eolectric Inc. and Vents du Kempt Inc. in the creation of the Eolectric Club, L.P., investment fund; in a capital (equity) investment in Vents du Kempt Wind Power, L.P.; and in the acquisition by Vents du Kempt Wind Power of the assets of the Vents du Kempt wind farm project. This transaction entailed the implementation of a complex acquisition structure and the creation of various corporate entities and limited partnerships.
  • Fiera Axium Infrastructure: We represented Fiera Axium Infrastructure in the creation of an infrastructure investment fund in Canada and in the raising of investment commitments for high-quality projects related to new or existing Canadian infrastructure in the transport, energy, and social infrastructure sectors.
  • Freestone International LLC and GNL Quebec Inc.: We represent and act as lead counsel to Freestone International LLC and GNL Quebec Inc. in all aspects of the US$7 billion project development to implement a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on a site administered by the Saguenay Port Authority. In particular, Lavery participated in the drafting and negotiation of the land option agreement with the Port of Saguenay, in legal opinions related to several aspects of the project, in the creation of the corporate and tax structure of ownership as well as in the creation of the investment vehicle and in the related several rounds of equity financing.
  • GS Pretium Holdings, Inc.: We acted as Québec counsel for the purchase of Pretium Holding, LLC, particularly with regard to its Québec-based plants manufacturing made-to-measure rigid plastic containers, and the related acquisition financing.
  • Hydro-Québec: We participated in the negotiation and conclusion of an alliance between the German firm Sud-Chemie A.G., Université de Montréal, and France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique to facilitate the dissemination of metals and materials technology.
  • Major Québec venture capital fund: Equity investment in a Montréal-based technology company controlled by foreign interests. We participated in the initial investment and in subsequent investment phases
  • Lallemand Inc.: We represented Lallemand Inc. in the acquisition of Harmonium International Inc. and negotiations with the Fonds FTQ and other parties involved in the transaction.
  • Réseau Sélection: We represented Réseau Selection, a Québec company specialized in the design, construction, management, and administration of retirement home complexes, in a major joint venture transaction with Revera Inc., a major Canadian supplier of housing, care, and services to senior citizens.

To skilfully handle every aspect of each transaction, our professionals combine their expertise with that of Lavery lawyers in other areas of practice such as taxation, financial services, real estate, environmental, labour law, intellectual property, and antitrust law.





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