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Life sciences

Life sciences is a rapidly evolving industry. Work with a team that has the experience needed to mitigate risk and reach your business goals.

When you partner with us, you'll get practical, forward-thinking advice from lawyers focused on helping your business succeed. We work with life science start-ups through to established international companies. Whether you are in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare or food technology, get tailored legal guidance from our team.  

What we do

We help businesses like yours with:

  • Protecting intellectual property with patents and trademarks
  • Securing financing (private equity and public offerings)
  • Structuring merger and acquisitions
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Regulatory and environmental matters
  • Employment and labour issues

What our clients say

"They are involved in significant transactions and have a solid team that continues to be of weight above that of a typical regional firm." – Legal 500 2022

Representative work

Successfully defended a pharmacy group in a breach of confidence case

Counsel to a pharmacy group in the successful defence of an injunction application seeking to prevent them from competing by soliciting the clients of their former employer. The Court held that the employer had failed to make out a strong case for breach of fiduciary duty or breach of confidence. (GG & HH Inc. v 2306084 Alberta Ltd., 2022 ABQB 58).

FYi Eye Care Services and Products Inc.'s strategic investment

Counsel to FYi Eye Care Services and Products Inc., the world's largest optometrist-controlled eye care company, in connection with the strategic minority equity investment in FYi made by L Catterton Management Limited, the largest and most global consumer-focused private equity firm, for an undisclosed amount.

Application before the Alberta Securities Commission for Paladin Labs Inc. in hostile takeover bid

Counsel to Paladin Labs Inc. in connection with a hostile takeover bid for Afexa, the makers of ColdFx, including in an application before the Alberta Securities Commission to set aside Afexa's rights plan. (Afexa Life Sciences Inc., Re, 2011 ABASC 532)

Canada Diagnostic Centres acquisition of an Alberta diagnostic imaging business

Counsel to Canada Diagnostic Centres, an Alberta based radiological imaging provider, in connection with its acquisition of the Alberta diagnostic imaging business of CML HealthCare Inc..

Establishment of an orthodontic partnership network

Counsel to Corus Orthodontists Inc. in connection with establishing a North American orthodontist owned orthodontic partnership network.

Acquisition of a pharmacy business in Manitoba

Counsel to a public Canadian pharmaceutical retailer in connection with its acquisition of the central fill and institutional pharmacy business carried on by a privately held corporation in Manitoba.

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