Corporate Commercial

Skip to Canada content


From local startups to global powerhouses, Gowling WLG offers unparalleled expertise and efficient service that covers a full range of corporate and commercial law matters.

We understand the issues you face because we're immersed in the same issues every day. With the ability to flex to match the job at hand, our team is equipped to handle everything from landmark transactions and major reorganizations to routine business filings and agreements.

Spanning all industry sectors, our services include:

  • Incorporations
  • Reorganizations, amalgamations, continuances, arrangements and dissolutions
  • Corporate governance
  • Company secretarial (including registration for extra-territorial corporations)
  • Virtual (outside) general counsel services
  • Shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Managed service and outsourcing agreements
  • IT contracts
  • Service and supply agreements
  • Franchise, agency and distribution agreements
  • Consumer and direct selling agreements

Helping your business grow

The Gowling WLG corporate commercial team knows the challenges of establishing and conducting business in Canada.

As your business expands across provincial and territorial borders, you'll encounter shifting rules and norms in each jurisdiction in which you operate. We can help you navigate this diverse legal landscape with timely, strategic advice that aligns your Canadian business operations with today's realities and opportunities.

Complete corporate commercial support

Through our firm's broad strength across a wide range of practice areas and industry sectors, we often act as outside general counsel to clients in both the private and public sector. We also act as local counsel to many foreign entities, offering full corporate and commercial services to manage corporate subsidiaries in Canada.

Whether you're looking into establishing a Canadian subsidiary or have been in the Canadian market for years, our team can help you navigate the complexities of the Canadian marketplace and provide innovative business solutions.

Aligned with your needs

To ensure you always receive the right level of service and expertise for the task at hand, we assemble customized teams from different practice areas and jurisdictions with skills that are aligned with your unique needs.

You'll find us to be creative problem-solvers who are focused on delivering solutions. By bringing together our collective experience and technical expertise, we provide advice that maximizes your commercial position.

Learn more

Every successful relationship begins with a great conversation about the challenges and opportunities you face. Please contact any member of our team to learn more about how we can help you.