Corporate and Business Law

Our Corporate and Business Law services include:

Business Formation
We will help you select the best method of forming your business. If you choose to incorporate, we can help you understand differences between incorporating in various jurisdictions. If you choose a limited partnership (LP), we will help you set up the entire structure, including general partner (GP), LP and management company.

Business Organization
We will help you select the best corporate structures (share structure, board of directors and appointment of officers) and tailor your corporation to ensure it fits your business needs.  After incorporation, we will prepare the basic organizational documents for your business so that you can start operations with a solid basis with shareholders, board, management, by-laws all set up.

Shareholder Agreements
We take the time to explain complicated concepts such as pre-emptive right, right of first refusal, inactive shareholder buybacks, shotgun, minority shareholder veto rights in plain English and Chinese. Let us know your shareholder or partnership requirements and allow us to draft customized shareholder agreements, partnership agreements or joint venture agreements to fit your requirements.

Mergers and Acquisitions (Share and Asset Purchases)
Are you buying or selling a business? Should it be an asset deal or a share deal?  From conducting initial due diligence to closing the transaction, we represent both sellers and buyers in the process. We have acted for clients in the purchases and sales of small and mid-size businesses in Canada.

Investing in Businesses
Are you an investor investing in a business in Canada?  Or are you a business owner who now wish to have new investors?  We represent both the investors and the target companies in various investment transactions where new investment is made in a business.

Business Contracts
During our initial consultation, we will identify the business agreements your business will require. We’ll explain the importance (and difference) between employment agreements and contractor/consulting agreements, identify any standard contracts you should develop for your business (e.g. services agreements, sales agreements, leasing agreements, product manufacturing, distribution agreements, licensing agreements, etc.). We also help our clients review contracts they were presented with to ensure their protection.

General Corporate Counsel
Let us be your external “in-house” counsel by providing your business with general corporate counsel and helping your business remain compliant with general and industry specific legislative requirements.