Torys is a leading international business law firm with offices in Toronto, Calgary and New York. Our reputation for quality and creativity has made us trusted legal advisers in a wide variety of complex transactions.
Torys offers top-ranked domestic, cross-border and international expertise in mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, stock exchange listings, taxation, investment structures and corporate reorganizations, Canadian and U.S. foreign investment review and competition/antitrust rules, and other regulatory matters. Our experience covers key industry groups including metals & mining, oil & gas, energy, infrastructure and financial services. Our new Calgary office allows us to provide leading oil & gas coverage across Canada and internationally. Our U.S. law capability allows for seamless U.S.-Canada cross-border services and enhances our ability to participate in global transactions, including as counsel to foreign clients. Torys’ strategic alliance with TransAsia Lawyers, a leading Chinese law firm, positions us as the only Canadian law firm that can provide Canadian, U.S. and Chinese legal advice.
We have developed extensive experience with international transactions and assisting our clients with the unique and complex challenges they bring, including familiarity with multiple legal systems and reconciling Canadian and U.S. legal and regulatory requirements with those of other countries; international tax and corporate structuring; coordinating international antitrust/competition and foreign investment regulatory matters; and foreign investment protection and working closely with counsel in our clients’ domestic jurisdiction.
Torys has been very active in assisting Chinese clients with Canada-related transactions, Including, for example through our representation of China Investment Corporation in its C$1.7 billion investment in Teck Resources. Through our China-related work we have become familiar with the roles of many of the Chinese regulators (including the NDRC, CSRC, MOC, SAFE and SASAC) and how to coordinate the applicable Chinese and Canadian regulatory and transaction processes. Our relationship with TransAsia Lawyers allows us to seamlessly serve our clients on China-Canada transactions. We have Chinese speaking lawyers as part of our team which provides us with the ability to serve our clients in both English and Chinese.
Foreign investment regulatory approvals can be a key factor in international investments into Canada and acquisitions of Canadian businesses, and special rules apply for acquisitions by state-controlled entities. Torys has significant experience in guiding foreign investors (including those from Asia and the Middle East) through the Canadian foreign investment approval process. Torys also has significant experience in dealing with the U.S. national security regime under the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA) and in structuring investments through third countries to achieve optimal tax structuring and investment protection results.