Davies

Retail

Davies has significant experience in representing retailers in a variety of areas. Our clients span the entire spectrum of size from entrepreneurs to multi-national, publicly traded corporations. Our experience in the area includes corporate finance and securities work, including initial public offerings, tax issues particular to the retail industry, trademark matters, franchising, negotiation of commercial contracts, e-commerce, product labelling, French language requirements, support to acquisitions, disposals and corporate reorganizations and competition law.

We assist our retail clients to navigate the hazards of workplace disputes, product liability and recalls, fines, electronic fraud, internal investigations and other complex litigation matters. We also provide counsel on union certification proceedings, unfair labour practice charges and other union disputes.

Our Clients

Davies has cross-Canada experience in retail and regularly works with national and international brands such as:

  • Addition Elle
  • The Aldo Group
  • Alimentation Couche-Tard
  • American Apparel
  • The Body Shop
  • Bouclair
  • Canadian Tire
  • Circle K
  • Danier Leather
  • Dollarama
  • Dynamite/Garage
  • Feet First Shoes
  • GLOBO Shoes
  • The Home Depot
  • Jones New York (Canada)
  • Le Château
  • Lunetterie New Look
  • Penningtons
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Provigo
  • Reitmans
  • RW & Co.
  • Sleep Country Canada
  • Spring Shoes
  • Thyme Maternity
  • Tip Top Tailors
  • Wal-Mart

Recent Work

  • Major retailer's contest of duties imposed by the Canada Border Services Agency on the importation of goods into Canada
  • Karatbars International GmbH's successful appeal brought before Le Tribunal administratif des marchés financiers further to a cease trading order issued by the AMF

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Key Contacts

Justin Vineberg Justin D. Vineberg
Partner
Montréal
514.841.6533
Peter Mendell Peter Mendell
Partner
Montréal
514.841.6413
Anita Banicevic Anita Banicevic
Partner
Toronto
514.841.6413

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