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Paul, Weiss is an acknowledged leader among U.S. law firms representing Canadian public and private companies and their underwriters. With almost 50 years of history in Canada and an office in Toronto, our vibrant Canada practice is the largest among U.S. law firms and reflects our long-standing commitment to our clients in their Canadian–U.S. cross-border matters.
Our Canada team specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and capital markets transactions. The practice is closely integrated with the rest of the firm, bringing together the skills and experience necessary to achieve our clients’ objectives and offering a breadth and depth of skill to Canadian clients unique among U.S. law firms.
No U.S. firm has greater expertise than Paul, Weiss in cross-border transactions between U.S. and Canadian companies. In the last five years, we have played a prominent role in six of the ten largest Canadian M&A deals. Our lawyers advise on the full range of tactical and legal issues in negotiated and hostile transactions and on post-acquisition integration, including tax, antitrust and employee benefits advice, as well as on proxy contests.
Our firm is the go-to counsel for Canadian issuers and their underwriters seeking access to U.S. capital markets. We have been issuer or underwriter counsel to eight of the 20 largest Canadian public companies and advise on U.S. and dual-listed public and private offerings involving all types of equity and debt securities. We also provide ongoing advice regarding U.S. legislative and regulatory developments, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and compliance, and corporate governance matters.
Our team works closely with prominent Canadian private equity and other alternative funds and Canadian financial services companies. We have longstanding and significant relationships with some of Canada’s largest pension plans, representing them in their U.S. investments, as well as other cross-border matters.
Canadian clients frequently rely on Paul, Weiss for its expertise in litigation and restructuring. Long recognized as one of the premier litigation firms in the United States, we handle our Canadian clients’ most significant and threatening cross-border lawsuits and U.S. administrative proceedings and regulatory investigations. We have also been retained by Canadian debtors and their creditors in many of the largest and highest-profile cross-border restructurings in recent years, including leading roles in Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 proceedings, Canadian-U.S. cross-border insolvency proceedings, out-of-court workouts and asset sales involving distressed companies.