Corporate and Commercial Law

Events & Seminars


  • February 21, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:00 am

TDS is proud to sponsor the Risk Management Association Cyber Warfare Presentation, taking place on February 21st. Silvia de Sousa will introduce Michael Legary, the director of Innovation Alley.


  • February 28, 2017
    7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The World Trade Centre Winnipeg is hosting a ½ day conference on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, focused on Canada’s trade and investment relationship with the United States. The conference will address questions and certain concerns about the implications of what the recent U.S. election means for Canada and its top trading partner. TDS is proud to sponsor this conference.


  • March 2, 2017 - March 7, 2017
    7:30 am - 11:30 am

TDS will be holding a half-day seminar covering a range of legal topics related to professional regulation. The seminar will be held on Thursday, March 2nd at Inn at the Forks.

Corporate and Commercial Law Overview

TDS has been recognized by Lexpert®, The Business Magazine for Lawyers on several occasions as being the leading corporate law firm in Manitoba. TDS has been placed at the centre of the “Bulls-Eye” ranking of corporate/commercial law practices in Winnipeg numerous times and has also been recognized by Chambers Global and Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the leading firms in the region.

Our corporate and commercial law practice engages our lawyers in a wide variety of financial and commercial matters including acquisitions, dispositions, mergers, arrangements, loan transactions, debt restructurings, financings, contractual arrangements, reorganizations and bankruptcies. We advise on incorporations (as well as the implementation of fundamental changes, such as continuances and amalgamations) and the organization of other business entities, such as partnerships and joint ventures. We assist management in the creation and adoption of appropriate corporate governance principles as well as on board composition and board management.

Our lawyers are regularly called upon to advise management and boards of directors on a wide range of legal issues, to structure and negotiate transactions and to prepare the required documentation to implement the advice given. This advice may include obtaining necessary regulatory approvals (whether at the provincial or federal level), taxation strategies for structuring transactions and dealing with all of the related issues that typically arise in commercial transactions, such as intellectual property, real estate, employment and computer technology matters.

We have experience in the preparation of all types of commercial agreements including shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements. Members of our corporate and commercial practice have particular expertise in securities law, financings, secured transactions, franchising, cooperatives, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, natural resource law and utilities law.

  • Arrangements
  • Cooperatives
  • Corporate Governance
  • Debt Restructurings
  • Financing
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Natural Resource
  • Restructuring

Our nationally recognized corporate and commercial practice services local, national and international clients in a wide variety of business law matters. When you or your company requires business law advice, contact Michael Choiselat or Elmer Gomes, our corporate commercial practice group chairs. You can rely on TDS business law.

Page 1 2 3 10
Filter
Sort
Page 1 2 3 10
Filter
Sort
  • Many small businesses are started with a very simple structure. Typically, the owners of the business are the sole shareholders of a single corporation in which the active business operations are conducted, which I will refer to as the operating company. In the event a business owner is conducting business as a sole proprietor and has yet to incorporate, it is likely a good idea to do so.

    Read More

  • When a tenant defaults on a commercial lease, there are a multitude of remedies available to a landlord, and it can be quite daunting in determining how best to respond.

    Read More

  • For many companies, Going Global can be transformational. Going Global sets the stage for unprecedented growth and profitability, making your company more appealing to investors, employees and customers. If management has the skills and commitment to get the entire company behind an expansion effort, amazing things can happen.

    Read More

  • CentrePort Canada is a 20,000 acre inland port and Foreign Trade Zone located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and the Rural Municipality of Rosser. CentrePort is the largest inland port in North America – and the only one in Canada offering access to tri-modal transportation (rail, truck and air cargo operations). CentrePort Canada Inc. is the corporation tasked with developing and marketing the inland port.

    Read More

  • As a business lawyer I am frequently asked to advise my clients about the duties they, as a director or shareholder of a company, may owe to other people associated with the company. In this context, the question most frequently asked is whether the relationship between directors and shareholders can ever become one of a fiduciary nature, and if so, what circumstances might give rise to such a duty?

    Read More

1 2 3 9
  • The World Trade Centre Winnipeg is hosting a ½ day conference on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, focused on Canada’s trade and investment relationship with the United States. The conference will address questions and certain concerns about the implications of what the recent U.S. election means for Canada and its top trading partner. TDS is proud to sponsor this conference.

    Read More

  • Lisa Stiver will be speaking at a seminar on contract law and administration put on by the Supply Chain Management Association.

    Read More

  • Business Breakfast February: Ensuring Your Success Through Legal Contracts is an event being put on by the Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. If you have or plan to at some time sign a lease, hire staff or work with independent contractors, this session is for you.

    Read More

  • TDS is proud to sponsor the Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Conference. It is a two-day legal conference designed especially for Manitoba members.

    Read More

  • The CCBC’s 2016 National China Business Workshop Series is designed to help SMEs plan and implement next steps in the development of their businesses in China. Each exclusive roundtable session brings together a limited number of entrepreneurs to engage in discussions on best practices when doing business in or with China.

    Read More

1 2 3 5
  • There are a great many statutes and regulations in force in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, which might be of interest or concern to a foreign business-person or investor.

    Read More

  • Federal and provincial governments have been very supportive of business development over the years. They have designed numerous programs to meet the immediate and emerging needs of new and expanding businesses. All of the information found in this Guide can be obtained from government websites. There is just so much information on the websites that it sometimes is difficult for businesses to identify easily which programs or supports might best suit their needs.

    Read More

  • I saw The Social Network recently and really enjoyed it. It’s a good story, well told (and well-acted). Unfortunately, there aren’t that many Facebook-type success stories out there, so I wouldn’t use it as a model for your typical business start-up. No business plan, no shareholder agreement and no IP protection, or at least nothing that was visible in the movie.

    Read More