Retailers share a passion for connecting with consumers in innovative ways and leveraging technology and analytics in pursuit of new opportunities. We help you unlock value and navigate the challenges en route to a winning position.

Whether making strategic acquisitions, expanding geographic footprint or investing in new digital business models, retailers and retail property owners across Canada and the U.S. rely on our team for support. Combining deep sector knowledge with broad legal expertise, we help you tackle both emerging opportunities and day-to-day operational challenges as we tailor solutions that go beyond the obvious.

Our experience spans the spectrum of retail business challenges, from financing, going-public and tax strategies to commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, trademark matters, cybersecurity and French-language requirements.

If your retail business faces a legal dispute – whether around employment law, product liability, data breaches or competition investigations – we assemble the right team of industry-leading experts to resolve your case with agility and speed.

Representative Work

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., 2017

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in an offering of US$900 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes on a private placement basis in the United States.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., 2017

Acted for a syndicate of agents co-led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and CIBC World Markets Inc. on the following private placement by Metro Inc. to partially finance its acquisition of The Jean-Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.: $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of 2.68% Series F senior unsecured notes due December 5, 2022; 3.39% Series G senior unsecured notes due December 6, 2027; and 4.27% Series H senior unsecured notes due December 4, 2047.