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  Test Your System

Duration: 1 hour

Webinar Abstract:

It’s widely known that foreign companies looking to acquire strong targets are drawn to Canada’s vast resource sector. But there’s also plenty of M&A activity — and opportunity — across many other Canadian industries, such as technology, life sciences, media and communications, manufacturing and retail.

In this one-hour webinar, experts from Gowlings will share their insights on the Canadian M&A legal regime, and offer tips on how to navigate the complexities of the market and successfully acquire a Canadian company. Topics include:

  • Building your acquisition model and determining the most appropriate structure for a Canadian company acquisition
  • Determining the applicable tax rules and assessing the potential tax advantages
  • An overview of competition law and the Investment Canada Act — due diligence, thresholds and the review process


Vanessa Grant

Vanessa Grant is a business law partner in Gowlings’ Toronto office. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and private equity. She works with several national and international clients in various industries, with a particular focus on REITs, technology and life sciences companies, including biotechnology, diagnostic, and medical device companies.

David Stevens

David Stevens is partner in the business law department in Gowlings’ Toronto office. David’s practice focuses exclusively on taxation concentrating on corporate tax, personal tax planning and charities. David's corporate tax practice involves advising clients on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and international tax planning.

Ian MacDonald

Ian Macdonald is a partner in Gowlings' Toronto office Business Law department. His practice focuses on competition law and foreign investment review. Ian’s primary area of focus is merger review, having successfully represented clients in a wide range of industries in relation to dozens of merger pre-notification filings under the Competition Act and reviews under the Investment Canada Act.


Michael Herman

Michael Herman is a partner in Gowlings’ Toronto office and co-leader of the firm's Corporate Finance, M&A and Private Equity Group. His practice focuses on business law, particularly mergers and acquisitions.