Gowling WLG launches cannabis practice in Canada

25 June 2018

Gowling WLG is pleased to announce the launch of a Cannabis Group in Canada equipped to deliver a comprehensive suite of legal services to cannabis companies and other businesses that support the sector.

Comprising an experienced multi-disciplinary team, the practice encompasses a wide range of areas, including public listings, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and product regulatory matters - as well as matters surrounding commercial leasing, construction and municipal law.

"In recent years, Gowling WLG has worked closely with a number of Canada's leading cannabis companies on key commercial, regulatory and corporate transactions," said Peter Simeon, partner and co-leader of the group. "As we look ahead, having a dedicated team enables us to pool resources, talent and expertise from across our Canadian offices and practices, all with a view to providing a more streamlined service experience to our clients in the industry."

"As the regulatory environment surrounding cannabis continues to mature in Canada, companies looking to succeed in this market face a number of unique challenges," said partner Lewis Retik, who co-leads the group with Simeon and also leads the firm's Canadian Advertising & Product Regulatory Group. "We look forward to helping our Canadian clients of all sizes address and understand the complexities of the evolving laws with respect to cannabis in Canada."

For more information, or for cannabis-related business queries, please contact Peter Simeon or Lewis Retik, or visit our cannabis service webpage.

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