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Capital Markets

Whether you're obtaining or maintaining your listing, looking for financing or providing it, you need legal advice you can rely on from seasoned lawyers who've been through the process and know how to make it work.

At Gowling WLG, we have vast experience in fundraising ventures and acting for capital markets participants in Canada and around the world, and take great pride in what we help our clients achieve.

Guide to Going Public in Canada

We know that your business is unique, and we take the time to fully understand your objectives. We also know that cost control, increased predictability and risk avoidance are critical to success. That’s why we apply a budget-conscious approach to your deals by implementing efficient fee arrangements, offering optimized rates and anticipating risks and costs to ensure you get the most value from your legal spend.

We also offer customised tools to support your success. This includes applying our innovative project management approach, Practical LPM™, to seamlessly manage the scope, costs, tasks and resources associated with your file to help keep your matter on track, on time and on budget.

Our capital markets services include practical, strategic legal advice on:

  • Debt and equity transactionsGuide to Public M&A Canada
  • Public offerings, including bought deals and secondary offerings
  • Other corporate finance transactions, including private placements, alternative financings and cross-border financings
  • Stock exchange listings, including dual-listings with foreign exchanges
  • Creation of capital pool companies (CPCs) and related qualifying transactions
  • Capital restructurings
  • Due diligence
  • Representation before securities regulators and stock exchanges
  • Stakeholder activism


We counsel publicly traded and private companies, including their boards and special committees, investors, financial advisers, agents and underwriters.

We provide advice on compliance with securities regulatory and stock exchange requirements, and will proactively inform you of emerging trends in disclosure obligations, corporate governance and directors’ duties. We're on top of — and heavily involved in — capital markets regulatory developments in Canada.

Our team is particularly noted for its extensive international experience, having handled financing transactions on behalf of companies operating in numerous jurisdictions across Europe, Russia/CIS, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australasia.

We've also developed an extensive guide to help our clients take their businesses public in Canada. To download it, click here.

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In working with us, you’ll receive personalized service from a team of leading professionals with a genuine interest in your business and its success. Please get in touch with Cyndi Laval or any member of our group to find out how we can help you. You can also stay up to date on the latest legal developments in capital markets by subscribing to our free MarketCaps newsletter.

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Cyndi D. Laval
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