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Mergers and acquisitions can be complicated. Getting the right legal advice shouldn't be. At Gowling WLG, our team of top-tier M&A lawyers are at the forefront of their field - in Canada and internationally - with a proven track record of working side-by-side with our clients to get the best deals done.

We do this by combining our legal knowledge and strategic acumen with an in-depth understanding of your business and sector. However you define it, your success is our ultimate goal.

A tailored approach to help you succeed

Whether domestic or cross-border, large-cap or small-cap, every deal is different and requires a thoughtful, unique approach.

Our team has served as trusted M&A advisers to a range of Canadian and multinational clients - both publicly traded and privately held - across all major industry sectors, including energy, mining, infrastructure, life sciences, financial services and technology.

The common denominator in each? We always take the time to understand the unique nature of our clients' businesses and the specific circumstances at play. We then develop a customized approach that will serve as a pathway to their success.

A Canadian and global M&A leader

Over the last four years, our team of 150-plus M&A lawyers has advised on more Canadian M&A deals than almost any other law firm in the world. As a result, the Gowling WLG M&A Group is one of the busiest and most in-demand practices of its kind in Canada.

A key factor that sets us apart is our culture. We take the time to build productive, meaningful relationships with you and with each other. This allows us to deliver personal, responsive service and cohesive support across offices, borders and regions.

A full suite of M&A services

Whether you're an acquirer, a target, a financial adviser, or another party in a public or private M&A transaction, Gowling WLG can advise you on a host of matters, including arrangements, amalgamations, takeover bids and other change-of-control transactions.

We also have in-depth expertise in competition/antitrust and foreign investment to support you in reviews, filings, clearances and other regulatory proceedings as needed, as well as extensive tax support to ensure your transaction is optimally structured.

To facilitate the above, we leverage a range of customizable technologies to support your objectives. This includes tailored extranets and data rooms that allow you and all parties involved to exchange documents and monitor progress 24/7, any time and anywhere.

Learn more

To learn more about our services and how we can support you in your success, we encourage you to contact any member of our team. You can also stay up to date on the latest legal developments in the M&A field by subscribing to our free MarketCaps newsletter.