Our Canada team specialises in advising Canadian entrepreneurs, companies and financial institutions across a wide array of industry sectors on establishing and growing their presence in the UK, whether organically or via investment or acquisition.

For international clients seeking to do business in Canada, our strong relationships with like-minded leading Canadian law firms in every part of the country mean we can help across all practice areas and sectors.

Our advice to Canadian companies in the UK encompasses commercial agreements; company incorporation and administration; financial services regulation and FCA/AIFMD authorisation and compliance; managing UK, EU and Canadian trade mark portfolios; listings and fundraisings on LSE and AIM; private and public M&A transactions; share incentive schemes; and travel regulation.

We are active long-time members of the Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce and regularly sponsor and host events in conjunction with the Chamber. Richie Clark is a board director and co-chair of the Chamber’s SME Forum. For more information on becoming a Chamber member, please visit https://www.canada-uk.org/.

Canada team experience

  • Generally advising Canadian companies on Brexit and COVID-19 related issues.

  • Advised a TSX-listed technology company on numerous acquisitions of UK vertical market software companies.

  • Advised a TSX-listed Canadian oil & gas company on its dual-listing on AIM and follow-on secondary placings.

  • Advised a private-equity backed Canadian medical services company on its complementary acquisition of a UK company.

  • Advised a TSX-listed metals company on a complex international arbitration arising from a contractual dispute in Asia.

  • Advised a Canadian-listed technology company on the UK Takeover Code regime in connection with its proposed takeover of an AIM- listed company.

  • Advised a Canadian investment fund on various aspects of its FCA and AIFMD compliance in the UK.

  • Managing the international trade-mark portfolio of a Canadian medical services company.

  • Advised a Canadian technology group on a programme of obtaining various categories of work visas for immigrating staff as well their certificate of sponsorship.

  • Advised a Canadian technology group on the UK aspects of the re-financing of its senior bank facilities and UK security arrangements.

  • Advised a Canadian entrepreneur in the establishment and growth of their UK online retail business.

  • Advised on the spin-out of a private equity group from its Canadian parent financial institution.

"They really do have the clients best interest at heart. I would completely trust their advice to reach the goal in a commercial context."


Legal 500 2021

"We are completely confident in all the advice given and the overall service provided. Fox Williams are our go-to advisors and provide quality advice and solutions to our questions and challenges."


Legal 500 2021

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