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For our Canadian clients, we handle acquisitions and divestitures of all types of businesses in the U.S. We handle capital raising in the U.S. in whatever form, including public and private, debt and equity, project finance, asset-based, and other forms of financing. We handle cross-border joint ventures, investments and real estate and other commercial transactions. We also represent Canadian clients, including the Government of Canada, in various litigation and other adversarial proceedings. A number of our partners have spent more than 25 years representing Canadian businesses in the U.S.

We regularly advise Canadian businesses on all aspects of compliance with U.S. securities laws, including securities registration and listing and reporting and compliance requirements. One of our partners served for five years on the Securities Advisory Committee to the Ontario Securities Commission.

We also provide our Canadian clients with regulatory advice on a wide variety of U.S. legal issues, drawing on the firm's strong practices in the areas of antitrust, bankruptcy, employee benefits, employment and labor, energy, environmental protection, financial institutions regulation, government contracting, healthcare and biotech, insurance, intellectual property, international trade, investment funds, privacy, securities regulation, transportation and other disciplines.

We represent Alliance Pipeline, Enbridge, TransCanada and other Canadian energy businesses which have sponsored major cross-border oil and gas pipeline projects. We have advised a number of these projects on the permitting and environmental review process under both U.S. federal and state laws. We also counsel clients involved in proceedings initiated by the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.