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

Sweet Park Holdings Inc., 2017

Acted for The Bensadoun Family Foundation, a principal shareholder of Aritzia Inc., in connection with Aritzia Inc.'s secondary offering of 20,100 million subordinate voting shares at a price of $17.45 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of $350,745 million, sold via an investment vehicle managed by Berkshire Partners LLC.

GSO Capital Partners LP, 2017

Acting for GSO Capital Partners LP in the Tip Top Tailors Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings, which is acting as the debtor-in-possession lender and stalking horse bidder and credit bidding its debt in the sale and investment solicitation process.

Key Contacts

Peter Mendell
Peter Mendell

Partner

514.841.6413

Justin D. Vineberg
Justin D. Vineberg

Partner

514.841.6533