We represent some of the most recognized names in retail and have helped them transform the Canadian retail landscape. Our retail lawyers work as a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team, delivering the full array of legal services retail clients need, both on transactions and everyday operational concerns.

Stikeman Elliott offers each retail client a deep understanding of the sector, rooted in our national, highly regarded real estate and mergers and acquisition practices. We provide international retailers with the legal strategies necessary to efficiently and effectively enter and expand in the Canadian market. With offices in each of Canada’s key business centres, we deliver advice that reflects local regional cultural and business considerations.

Our Expertise

  • Acquisitions and divestitures
  • Canadian market entry and expansion
  • Commercial leasing
  • Consumer protection
  • Customs and duties
  • Language laws
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Zoning
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Canada Awards 2017
  • Chambers Canada 2021 for Retail
  • Loan Deal of the Year - IFLR Americas Awards 2019
  • Lexpert 2019 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada for Mergers & Acquisitions