Best Lawyers for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Canada

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Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Waterloo Region, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Sherbrooke, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Waterloo Region, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Information Technology Law Technology Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Technology Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law Real Estate Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Private Funds Law Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Governance Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law Corporate Law Banking and Finance Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mining Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Practice Areas:
    Real Estate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mining Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Law Biotechnology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Franchise Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Law Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Practice Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Biotechnology Law Technology Law Corporate Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Securities Law Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law Corporate Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Practice Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Private Funds Law Technology Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Director and Officer Liability Practice Securities Law Corporate Law Corporate Governance Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law Sports Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2016
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2012
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Private Funds Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Governance Practice
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2017
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Waterloo, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2010
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Corporate Law Securities Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Québec, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2006
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2020
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2018
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2011
  • Location:
    Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2013
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2014
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Mining Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2015
  • Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Montréal, Quebec
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2019
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2008
  • Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Practice Areas:
    Trusts and Estates Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Corporate Governance Practice Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Recognized Since: 2021
  • Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law

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Practice Area Definition

Mergers and Acquisitions Law Definition

Broadly speaking, lawyers who practice Mergers & Acquisitions law help buy and sell businesses. They skillfully and carefully guide clients through a variety of transactions, from large corporate take-over bids, plans of arrangement, amalgamations, and restructurings to pre-retirement sales of a family business.

A merger or acquisition is an important event in the life of a company and all those affected by it. Whether large or small, the merger and acquisition process has intricacies which need to be properly understood and addressed. Transactions must comply with provincial and federal regulatory frameworks. They must receive approval from all necessary government regulators, stockholders, and investors. They have implications in many other areas of law, including corporate, securities, tax, competition, labour, regulatory, environmental, and litigation.

Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers help clients properly understand and address these complexities. They represent clients in negotiations on the structure of the deal. They perform the due diligence required to understand a potential purchase. They draft and otherwise assist with developing the terms of the contract. Importantly, they also provide thoughtful, creative, and strategic advice on all other aspects of transaction. They work to ensure the transaction is smooth, successful, and surprise-free.

Broadly speaking, lawyers who practice Mergers & Acquisitions law help buy and sell businesses. They skillfully and carefully guide clients through a variety of transactions, from large corporate take-over bids, plans of arrangement, amalgamations, and restructurings to pre-retirement sales of a family business.

A merger or acquisition is an important event in the life of a company and all those affected by it. Whether large or small, the merger and acquisition process has intricacies which need to be properly understood and addressed. Transactions must comply with provincial and federal regulatory frameworks. They must receive approval from all necessary government regulators, stockholders, and investors. They have implications in many other areas of law, including corporate, securities, tax, competition, labour, regulatory, environmental, and litigation.

Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers help clients properly understand and address these complexities. They represent clients in negotiations on the structure of the deal. They perform the due diligence required to understand a potential purchase. They draft and otherwise assist with developing the terms of the contract. Importantly, they also provide thoughtful, creative, and strategic advice on all other aspects of transaction. They work to ensure the transaction is smooth, successful, and surprise-free.