From determining the best strategy for financing to complying with evolving regulations, cannabis companies in Canada face unique hurdles in what's fast become a highly competitive industry. To succeed, you need a legal partner that fully understands your company, the cannabis industry and the complex legal environment in which you operate.
At Gowling WLG, our professionals have extensive experience advising cannabis companies on multiple fronts, including with respect to public listings, financings, mergers and acquisitions, business development, licensing, product regulatory issues and distribution requirements. Whatever your needs, we have the talent and insight to help you advance in this dynamic sector.
In tune with your industry
Gowling WLG has worked closely with a number of Canada's leading cannabis companies and other companies supporting the cannabis industry over the past several years, advising on everything from initial public offerings to real estate and product regulatory matters. Our professionals have unique perspective into the various issues and opportunities the sector faces, as well as a nuanced understanding of the emerging regulations that will govern it.
Helping you grow
We have extensive experience leading issuers, investment dealers and strategic investors through complex corporate finance and M&A transactions resulting in the listing of private cannabis companies — including by way of initial public offering or reverse take-over/qualifying transaction, private and public mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity financing transactions.
Making sense of regulation
From product liability and consumer protection issues to intricate matters involving licensing, distribution, packaging and labelling, our professionals can help you navigate the legislative and regulatory framework surrounding cannabis in Canada — including in relation to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR), the Cannabis Act and other government agency approvals.
Comprehensive service offering
With 18 offices around the world and industry-leading expertise across a number of practice areas — including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, product regulatory, intellectual property, tax, real estate, advertising, and employment and labour law — we have the talent you need, where you need it, to take your business to the next level.
To learn more about how Gowling WLG can help you succeed, please contact any member of our team.