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We have over 2,500 lawyers worldwide who work wherever our clients need us. We can put together tailored, multi-skilled, international teams at very short notice. Our relationships with leading local firms enables us to deliver a truly seamless service. This means you get an unbeatable combination of international experience and understanding, tailored advice, and reliable local knowledge and contacts – whenever and wherever you need it. Find out more about our global network by choosing a country or region

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  • Canadian companies are very active internationally. At Freshfields we have a strong record of advising Canadian companies and financial investors in cross-border investments as well as supporting international clients operating in Canada. In particular, we advise Canadian pension funds, financial institutions and corporates with their investments across the globe. Our worldwide network is the perfect platform for Canadian companies to invest abroad.

    With Canadian-qualified lawyers and internationally qualified Canadians across our worldwide network, we also know the Canadian legal, business and cultural environments. If you want to do business in Canada, our strong relationships with Canadian firms means we can advise you across business sectors. We’re not affiliated with any one law firm or group, so we’ll pick the best firm for your mandate.

  • Our experience related to Canada includes advising:

    • Bank of Montreal in connection with their acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued ordinary share capital of F&C Asset Management plc
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on a joint venture for CentrO Oberhausen, a German shopping centre valued at €1.3bn;
    • The Province of British Columbia on the Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project to extend Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain Network;
    • Logica, the business and technology services company, on the recommended cash acquisition of Logica, by Canadian company CGI, valuing Logica at approximately £1.7bn;
    • Citi Venture Capital International on selling shareholdings in Lithuanian company Sanitas to Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals for €365m; 
    • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on EU antitrust aspects of an investment with Parkview Venture in Cellfish Media; and
    • Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, the largest single-profession pension plan in Canada – with around C$130bn in assets – on buying MAp’s interests in Brussels and Copenhagen airports in return for its interests in Sydney airport and a balancing payment of around A$790m.

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