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Legal Advisory Services

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Multinational organizations need legal advisors who can assist with day-to-day activities, as well as corporate life events across many jurisdictions. Deloitte Legal practitioners use leading technologies to deliver efficient and transparent support for the legal activities companies manage.

Deloitte Legal Corporate and Commercial Law

Our Corporate and Commercial lawyers serve local, national and international clients in a wide variety of business law matters.

By working together with our tax colleagues across Canada, as well as through our affiliation with the Deloitte Legal global network, our Corporate and Commercial practice is in a position to service a wide range of business client needs such as:

  • Establishment of corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, unlimited liability corporations
  • Corporate documentation for reorganizations and restructurings
  • Registered and records office; annual corporate filings (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario)
  • Extra-provincial registrations
  • Corporate legal opinions
  • Restorations, continuations, amalgamations, windings-up and dissolutions
  • Commercial agreements

For a full list of cross-functional services, please visit the Corporate Law site on

Corporate law

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Joyce Lee
Partner, Deloitte Legal Canada

Tax Law (including Tax Litigation & Tax Advice)

Deloitte Legal is a multi-specialization law firm affiliated with Deloitte LLP with ready access to the vast resources of more than 500 Deloitte Legal lawyers in around 50 countries. Focusing both on domestic disputes and multinationals challenged with cross-border concerns, our dispute resolution lawyers can help clients avoid possible litigation or, when it is unavoidable, represent clients in court to obtain a beneficial judgement. Our team knows our clients’ business and this allows us to defend their legal position from the best perspective.

Our tax expertise covers all aspects of Canadian tax law, including domestic and international income tax, customs, Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST), and provincial sales taxes.

The team of tax controversy and litigation lawyers at Deloitte Legal is one of the deepest and most capable groups in the country. Our tax litigators can assist clients in managing the audit and assessment process, and have represented both individual and corporate clients at all levels of court.

Our tax planning and advisory lawyers assist with the development of tax planning strategies and tax-efficient business structures. We have experience and expertise providing tax advice, opinions and structuring advice with respect to cross-border and multinational transactions, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and inbound and outbound investment.

Our tax controversy and litigation lawyers collaborate with our tax planning and advisory lawyers to ensure that transactions are carefully planned, mitigate the risk of disputes with tax authorities and resolve those disputes quickly and efficiently.

For a full list of cross-functional services provided to Tax Law clients, please visit the Tax Law site on *

Intellectual property law

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Olivier Fournier
Partner, National Deloitte Legal Leader

Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual property (IP) is a critical business asset that can significantly increase corporate value. To help clients manage that value effectively, we are here to assist with the capture, protection, and enforcement of IP assets.

Our services include:

  • IP reviews and assessments
  • Rights in data and data theft, as well as technology and software
  • Confidential information and trade secrets
  • Brand protection and trademarks practice
  • Design protection, infringement identification and enforcement
  • IP transactions and commercial agreements: licensing, franchising, sponsorship, assignments

Dispute resolution

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Helene Deschamps Marquis
Partner, Deloitte Legal Canada

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

Deloitte Legal Canada handles legal issues arising from digital technologies. Our focus is broad, with emphasis on cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. Our legal work spans from advisory to crisis management, and contract negotiation to vendor system audits. Deloitte Legal can tailor its technology law offering for each client and combine its Legal and Regulatory capabilities with other Deloitte businesses such as Consulting, Audit, Risk Advisory, Financial Advisory and Tax. Each client benefits from an integrated, holistic and multidisciplinary approach.

Our services include:

  • Cybersecurity breach response (pre-breach coaching and post-breach remediation);
  • Privacy and artificial intelligence regulation and operations;
  • Advertising technology (AdTech) law
  • Cloud contracts and regulation
  • Blockchain and virtual currency regulations
  • Outsourcing contracts, including application development and maintenance, IT infrastructure
  • Technology contracts, including software/platform development, licensing, maintenance, and hardware procurement
  • E-commerce contracts and regulation
  • Technology contracts, including software/platform development, licensing, maintenance, and hardware procurement

Dispute resolution

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Helene Deschamps Marquis
Partner, Deloitte Legal Canada

Employment Law and Regulation

Because a wide range of workforce issues can impact a company’s ability to attract and retain talent, or can damage its reputation and market value in an instant, companies need trusted, globally scalable employment law solutions.

Deloitte Legal helps companies with:

  • Global mobility: managing the growing complexity of an internationally mobile workforce
  • Individual employment law: from hiring, employment contracts, handbooks and policies, to termination
  • Contingent workforce: from establishing the workforce strategy to drafting the appropriate context, clauses and policies
  • Workforce transformation: from consultation to down- or right-sizing procedures
  • Wages and hours: Compliance with minimum employment standards


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Employment law and benefits

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Jessica Kearsey
Partner, Deloitte Legal Canada