Retail

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

SunOpta Inc., 2020

Acted for SunOpta Inc. in connection with a US$60-million equity investment by related party Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. and activist shareholder Engaged Capital, LLC in preferred shares of a SunOpta subsidiary exchangeable into common shares of the public parent company and voting on an as-exchanged basis.

Boutique Linus Inc., 2020

Acted for Boutique Linus Inc. which operates Fortnine.ca, a leading Canadian online retailer and distributor in the powersports industry, in a sale of an interest to Novacap.