Our practice has expertise in a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters. We have been at the forefront of establishing and refining corporate governance procedures for Canadian and U.S. corporations in both the private and public sectors and we routinely advise boards of directors on their duties in relation to specific transactions. We have actively participated in innovative cross-border and domestic equipment leasing transactions designed to achieve fiscal and accounting efficiencies for our clients. We have excellent relations with various governmental and regulatory agencies and with highly qualified law firms in other jurisdictions. These relationships allow us to access the resources necessary to produce timely and effective results for our clients.

Our practice covers the full spectrum of business services, including:

  • Commercial agreements and documentation;
  • Establishment of new businesses;
  • Incorporations, partnerships and joint ventures;
  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of businesses;
  • Restructurings;
  • Public and private financings;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Outsourcing and commercial leases;
  • Business advisory services;
  • Licensing and franchising;
  • Labour and employment.


Davies' Corporate/Commercial practice is recognized as "most frequently recommended" by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business describes us as "unbelievably focused on delivering results in a timely fashion and always creative in looking for solutions, rather than just focusing on problems".

Members of the practice have lectured extensively both within and outside Canada and have contributed articles to many professional and academic journals. The firm's Canadian Corporation Precedents and Canadian Securities Law Precedents are important practice tools for many Canadian lawyers.

Recent Work

  • BELLUS Health Inc. and The NEOMED Institute announce licence agreement to develop and commercialize treatment for chronic cough
  • TIO Networks Corp.'s $304-million acquisition by PayPal Holdings, Inc.