Located in Canada’s capital city, the Ottawa office of Dentons offers particular strengths in:
- Regulatory matters
- Public policy
- Venture technology
- Litigation and dispute resolution
- Real estate
- Intellectual property
- Employment law
In addition, our lawyers and other professionals in the Ottawa office benefit from access to the depth and breadth of other Dentons offices throughout the world.
When navigating complex regulatory matters, including competition and antitrust, communications, and food and drug laws, you need a partner who will provide you with astute counsel. Look to the lawyers in Dentons’ Ottawa office to handle these and other matters with a collaborative approach that keeps you in the driver’s seat.
Leverage our formidable strengths in managing corporate and commercial transactions, including securities and corporate finance matters. With a deep focus in the technology and private equity and venture capital industries, our lawyers understand the unique nuances of these matters and provide keen advice for your business. Likewise, our Public Policy practice will give you insightful government relations counsel. Through an integrated approach, lawyers throughout Dentons’ practice areas unite to deliver coordinated, comprehensive legal services to you.
Whether you seek advice in employment and labor, intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate or lending services, turn to the lawyers at Dentons and expect excellence.
- Blumberg Capital: Advising on its secondary sale of shares in social relationship platform provider Hootsuite as part of Hootsuite’s CA$165 million Series B financing round led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation by Accel Partners and existing investor, OMERS Ventures. This transaction is recognized as one of the largest rounds of global venture capital financing, and the largest deal ever in Canadian venture capital history for a software company.
- Cityzen Developments and its affiliate Dominus Construction: Counsel to the successful proponents in respect of the City of Brampton’s P3 “Southwest Quadrant Development” core area expansion project including the establishment of the related credit facilities extended by Bank of Montreal and Bank of Montreal Capital Markets.
- Clients that are involved in mergers, acquisitions, financings and takeovers: Providing comprehensive and strategic advice in the telecommunications, broadcasting and radiocommunication industry sectors.
- DragonWave Inc.: Advising on its acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks’ microwave transport business, including its associated operational support system and related support functions, and new credit facilities from Comerica Bank and EDC to support the acquisition and working capital requirements in the amount of up to US$60 million.
- Leading venture capital transactions: Advising on numerous venture capital transactions and acting for investors including Celtic House Venture Partners, BDC Venture Capital, VentureLink Funds, iNovia Capital, Tech Capital, and Battery Ventures. In recent years, we have acted on many of the most innovative and leading venture backed financing transactions in Canada. Our team’s extensive network within the venture capital community allows us to introduce emerging companies to sources of capital.
- Morguard Investments Limited: Advising on its $143.4 million sale of Centennial Towers, a government-occupied office tower in downtown Ottawa, to The Great-West Life Assurance Company, the largest single asset building sale of the year 2013 in Ottawa.
- One of Canada’s leading telecommunications providers: Advising on successful advocacy efforts to eliminate certain foreign investment restrictions in the Canadian telecommunications sector.
- Major multinational online music service provider: Advising on the copyright clearances required to launch in Canada. Our assistance helped lay the groundwork for the continued worldwide expansion of this popular, cutting-edge music service.
- Patheon Inc. (TSX: PT): Canadian counsel to this leading provider of contract development and manufacturing services to the global pharmaceutical industry in connection with its US$2.6 billion going private transaction by way of plan of arrangement, and business combination with DSM’s pharmaceutical products business.
- Procurement and construction litigation: Representing one of Canada’s largest construction companies in a number of construction related litigation matters including deficiency and delay claims, and procurement matters.
- Protection of trade secrets and confidential information: Acting for clients in relation to the protection of confidential and commercially sensitive information. Currently acting as defence counsel to a global hi-tech company in respect of a $60 million claim for misappropriation of trade secrets.
- Public Law litigation: Acting for clients involved in judicial review applications challenging decisions made by government bodies. We are also part of a strong national practice responding to or initiating leave to appeal applications on matters of national importance before the Supreme Court of Canada, and attending on many Supreme Court of Canada cases where leave has been granted.
- Stonebridge Infrastructure Debt Fund I Limited Partnership and Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.: Advising in respect of the $60 million credit facility to finance the construction of a 10 MW hydroelectric project to be located on the French River in the district of Parry Sound, Ontario. The project is situated on federal Crown lands subject to the Dominion Water Power Act, reserve lands subject to the Indian Act and provincial Crown lands subject to the Public Lands Act and the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act.
- ViXS Systems Inc.: Advising the principal shareholders of this world leading designer of semiconductor chips for high growth segments of the multimedia industry in connection with its CA$57.4 million going-public financing. This is a landmark offering in the Canadian capital markets as ViXS will become the only publicly traded semiconductor company on the TSX and the first to go public in over a decade. We also advised the principal shareholders on ViXS’ previous financing transactions from 2000 to 2013.
- Wireless carriers and radiocom equipment manufacturers: Providing strategic advice on the licensing and equipment certification rules that apply to virtually every single commercial wireless radio spectrum band, including the terrestrial mobile wireless bands (cellular, PCS, AWS, 2500 MHz, 700 MHz), fixed wireless bands (WCS, FWA, LMCS/LMDS, 24 GHz, 38 GHz microwave and backhaul spectrum), satellite service bands (FSS, MSS and BSS) and unlicensed radio spectrum bands (2.4 GHz, 5.3 GHz, white spaces spectrum).
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Dentons Canada LLP (Dentons) has achieved its largest showing to date in the 2014 edition of well-regarded directory Best Lawyers in Canada, with nearly a quarter of our lawyers listed as leaders in their practice areas. Read more
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The vulnerability of information on digital platforms constitutes an unprecedented risk and the undermining of customer trust goes straight to the bottom line. Read more
October 29, 2014
Over five and half years at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), I have read countless breach notifications from public and private organisations. Depending on the severity of the breach, assessed according to the gravity of consequences on individuals and the depth of failings of the organisation, some breaches were merely acknowledged, others were resolved and others were investigated. On the basis of this experience, I have observed three main vulnerabilities that cut across all types of organizations. Read more
As I transit out of my role leading the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) to join Dentons’ privacy law practice, I decided to take stock of my experience as a regulator and draw some lessons. I am sharing them in the hope they can assist companies in responding to privacy regulators. Read more
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