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Retail sector in Canada

From multinational operations to local retailers, Fasken can help you establish and expand your retail operations in Canada. 

Our Retail Group has significant experience in representing top brands and provide first-class legal advice.


Retail sector in Canada

Our team is drawn from various disciplines and practices and can be custom-tailored to meet your needs. 

We advise U.S. retailers new to the Canadian market on how to limit liability, minimize taxes, maximize profits and develop administrative efficiencies.

We help new and established businesses negotiate commercial contracts and lease agreements. We advise clients on distribution requirements, product labelling, marketing, advertising and trademark matters including dealing with counterfeit goods, franchising (for both franchisors and franchisees), e-commerce (including anti-spam legislation compliance), licensing, signage and French language requirements in Québec, as well as privacy and competition law.

If you are new to the marketplace, we will work to ensure you a smooth entry. Our team can provide you with unparalleled employment law advice throughout the process, helping you understand Canadian employment standards generally and specifically as needed. We have extensive experience with insolvency engagements in the retail space; should the need arise, we provide litigation and alternate dispute resolution services, including arbitration and mediation options.

How can we help?

  • Marketing & advertising
  • Real estate financing
  • Consumer product safety
  • Consumer packaging and labelling
  • Consumer protection related work
  • Commercial leasing
  • Distribution requirements
  • Trademarks
  • Franchising
  • E-commerce, including anti-spam legislation
  • Licensing
  • Signage and Quebec French language requirements
  • Privacy & information protection
  • Antitrust/competition & marketing law
  • Insolvency and restructuring

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