In nearly every part of Canada, agribusiness is a major employer, exporter and technological innovator, and Stikeman Elliott counsels some of the sector’s largest companies. Our nationwide presence ensures that we are always where – and when – clients need us most, delivering creative, workable solutions to the complex issues faced by this highly regulated industry.

Clients such as food and beverage producers, processors, packagers, distributors, warehousing and logistics businesses, wholesalers and transportation and fertilizer production companies, benefit from our market-leading and full-service offering. In addition to routinely representing clients on mergers and acquisitions and complex litigation matters, Stikeman Elliott delivers expert regulatory advice on the spectrum of legislation applicable to this sector, including environmental, Food and Drug Act compliance, marketing, advertising and labelling, as well as competition matters. 

Our Expertise

  • Clinical trials
  • Copyright and trademark matters
  • Cross-licensing
  • DINs
  • Food and Drug Act compliance
  • GMP
  • Health Canada approvals and challenges
  • Investigations
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Labelling and marketing
  • Licensing, manufacturing, wholesale, supply, and distribution agreements
  • Material transfer agreements
  • Patent portfolio development
  • Patented Medicine Prices Review Board matters
  • Product authorizations, licensing and inspections
  • Product listing agreements
  • Provincial formularies
  • R&D agreements and grants
  • Recalls
  • Global Communications & Telecom Tech Deal of the Year and Global Corporate Deal of the Year - 2018 M&A Atlas Awards
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Canada Awards 2017
  • Chambers Canada 2021 for Agribusiness: Agriculture and Food Products