International & Cross-Border Business

Canada is a dynamic place for non-Canadians to do business. During the last decade, it has stood out among the world’s nations as one of the most stable business environments, whether measured in terms of its currency, political climate, highly educated and trained workforce, or ability to both develop and attract world-class talent.

At Torkin Manes, we are experienced in assisting international organizations establish themselves and do business in Canada. In addition, we have been instrumental in advising Canadian businesses conducting business outside of our borders in a seamless fashion.

Much of our international work is concentrated in cross-border work, both inbound and outbound. We have assisted many foreign businesses and individuals with their business investments in Canada.

We assist clients with commercial negotiations, establishment of Canadian affiliates, international licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity issues, structured finance transactions, taxation, litigation, commercial real estate acquisitions, financing and development, the establishment of tax-effective business structures, and a wide range of regulatory issues, in Canada and abroad.

Additionally, Torkin Manes is a founding member of the International Alliance of Law Firms (now Ally Law), an international network of select law firms that enables us to help our clients obtain top-notch legal service and counsel in over 40 jurisdictions worldwide. It also allows us to render services to other Ally Law members' clients from around the globe.

We are proud of our involvement in assisting both companies and individuals in developing new, investing in and acquiring existing, Canadian and foreign businesses. We believe that foreign investment benefits both Canadians and the global economy. 

To assist those exploring the prospect of expanding their businesses into Canada, we offer Doing Business in Canada: A Legal Overview highlighting some of the fundamental issues that foreign businesses and decision-makers need to consider when evaluating Canada as a possible investment destination

Download the PDF here:

Doing Business in Canada: A Legal Overview

Date Title Related Lawyers Type

September 2015

Franchisors Beware: Terminating Franchise Agreements for Inadequate Financial Disclosure

Torkin Manes LegalWatch

Marco P. Falco


August 2015

When Will a Company Be Held Liable for Opinions Given During a Public Offering?

Torkin Manes LegalWatch, Summer 2015

Marco P. Falco


January 2012

Doing Business in Canada: A Legal Overview

Highlights for business owners and decision-makers key considerations when evaluating Canada as an investment destination.


Howard Burshtein

Practice Group Lead

Tel: 416 777 5456  Fax: 1 888 732 6506

Allan S. Bronstein

Tel: 416 777 5369  Fax: 1 888 463 8129

Jeffrey I. Cohen

Tel: 416 777 5422  Fax: 1 888 812 2562

Glen Eddie

Tel: 416 777 5357  Fax: 1 888 812 2557

Lisa R. Lifshitz

Tel: 416 775 8821  Fax: 1 877 689 3891

S. Fay Sulley

Tel: 416 777 5419  Fax: 1 888 587 5769

Ari Tenenbaum

Tel: 416 643 8817  Fax: 1 888 312 0065

Matthew Tevlin

Tel: 416 777 5401  Fax: 1 888 497 8650

Andrew J. Wilder

Tel: 416 777 5402  Fax: 1 888 587 5762

Practice Group Lead(s)

Howard Burshtein 416 777 5456

Practice Group Lawyers

Allan S. Bronstein 416 777 5369
Jeffrey I. Cohen 416 777 5422
Glen Eddie 416 777 5357
Lisa R. Lifshitz 416 775 8821
S. Fay Sulley 416 777 5419
Ari Tenenbaum 416 643 8817
Matthew Tevlin 416 777 5401
Andrew J. Wilder 416 777 5402
Torkin Manes LLP - Doing Business in Canada
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