Enabling you to constantly reinvent yourself. That’s what we mean by a different kind of practice.
Technology businesses face unique legal issues. Our professionals are passionate about technology and know the intricacies of an industry that is constantly reinventing itself. That’s why many inventors and entrepreneurs place their trust in BCF when it comes to handling their business projects.
Public Financing and Securities Law
Looking to go public to support your growth? Our securities team can assist you with your public or private offerings and in various other transactions. We also offer a broad range of services to the various stakeholders in the securities sector such as agents, advisors and mutual funds. Our regular contact with the securities regulators across Canada, the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and the CNSX constitutes a substantial advantage for our clients.
The competitive advantage of a business often depends on research and development (R&D). Our tax specialists can assist you in determining whether you should conduct R&D yourself or subcontract out the work. We also have a profound knowledge of issues related to R&D tax credits. We can assist in structuring your investments in order to maximize tax benefits, both from a domestic and international perspective, when you are developing your technology, commercializing it or when you are selling your business or its assets.
BCF has a team of seasoned patent agents specialized in the drafting and prosecution of patent and industrial design applications. Our expertise also extends to infringement, validity and freedom to operate opinions as well as due diligence reviews, and covers a broad range of technologies.
Mergers and Acquisitions and Venture Capital Financing
Our team is driven by innovation and expansion projects that contribute to the development of our economy. Our clients come from diverse technology sectors and have experienced this drive first-hand since our founding in 1995. They retain us to assist with various types of transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, turnarounds, employee acquisitions (management buyout) and joint ventures, which frequently involve venture capital financing.
We also assist you in tax and corporate reorganizations that may be beneficial before completing a transaction, in negotiating the terms and structure of the transaction and in drafting the various contracts and other legal documents required.
Technology Transfers and Licensing
Even the best inventions are worth little if they do not reach the market place. Fortunately, BCF is proficient when it comes to different approaches to transferring technology in order to transform your intellectual capital into financial capital. We will assist you at each stage of marketing, selling and protecting your products.
Outsourcing and Subcontracting
Outsourcing holds no mystery for BCF. Having accomplished numerous complex international transactions, our experts have developed innovative work methods to ensure that you reach your outsourcing and subcontracting goals.
Intellectual Property Litigation
Often linked to the scientific, technology or information technology fields, intellectual property litigation requires knowledge that extends beyond the legal field. This is why our teams are made up of professionals dedicated to the areas of intellectual property and litigation. We also know the particularities of the practice at the Federal Court level and the important common law principles applicable to this sector.
BCF has become a clear leader in the area of business startups. Whether the situation calls for a simple or complex legal structure, our experts in corporate law and taxation will put in place the most efficient structure to meet your specific needs.
As we accompany our clients throughout all stages of their development, we know how to advise them from the start to support their growth without impediments and to adapt easily to change.
BCF LLP’s Blockchain Technology Group has the team of legal advisors to accompany and counsel any stakeholder in the field of cryptocurrency, be it data center owners and operators, businesses built on a blockchain model or using cryptocurrency to transact, regulatory bodies, energy generators and suppliers, public and para-public research institutions and financial institutions.