Miller Thomson’s Retail Group is comprised of collaborative and multi-disciplinary experts with in depth experience in the Canadian retail industry. As a one-stop service provider to the retail industry, we offer comprehensive and seamless advice to represent the full scope of your legal needs. We help our clients navigate the unique aspects of Canadian laws and industry practices. Whether a venture is based on organic “greenfield” growth or via strategic acquisitions, we provide turnkey advice for establishing and growing a retail operation in Canada.  Once established in Canada, we can operate as an extension of our clients’ in-house legal departments, acting as their on-call legal advisors.  We are equally adept at advising on day to day issues, as we are dealing with major transactions.

We assist retailers with:

  • e-Commerce and e-Retailing
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Contests and promotions
  • Intellectual property
  • Data privacy
  • Anti-spam
  • Information technology
  • Consumer protection
  • Consumer finance and store credit cards
  • Real Estate – leasing and site acquisitions
  • Environmental
  • Construction and development
  • Labour and employment
  • Workplace policies and safety
  • Foreign investment
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Corporate governance and structuring
  • Strategic growth and divestments
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Joint ventures
  • Strategic advice on supply chain matters
  • Warehousing, 3PL and dedicated logistics services
  • International sales of goods, including import/export compliance, customs and cross-border issues
  • Insurance
  • Carriage of goods (Air, Ocean, Road and Rail)
  • Product liability risk management
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Regulatory and regulated products
  • Tax planning
  • Cross-border tax considerations
  • Commodity taxes
  • Franchising
  • Quebec and French language
  • Procurement
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

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