As one of the world’s most open markets and a leader on the global stage, Canada is a hugely desirable destination for trade and investment. A leader in NATO and NAFTA, our northern neighbor is a critical conduit for energy trade across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and boasts one of the world’s most sophisticated mining sectors, abundant natural resources, and a wildly innovative technology sector—in particular in aerospace and telecommunications. While many companies are looking to take advantage of the ease of doing business in Canada, Canada is also home to a growing number of domestic companies with global footprints and aspirations.
Our Canada team includes former ambassadors and senior officials from both the US and Canadian governments. We have decades of experience managing many aspects of the US-Canada trade and investment relationship, as well as deep knowledge of Ottawa and the Canadian provinces. In addition to supporting US clients who have investments or conduct commerce across the border, we also work with leading Canadian companies in their global business dealings across emerging markets.
Helping Clients Succeed
Providing Strategic Advice: Helped a major Canadian technology-based firm craft their government relations presence, partnering plan, and advance their business strategy including negotiation of manufacturing sites and tax incentives in multiple overseas markets.
Addressing Health Access Challenge: Helped a major pharmaceutical company ensure that Canada’s global health strategies did not inadvertently restrict access to life-saving drugs.
Our Canada Team
Richard Burt formerly served as US Ambassador to Germany, as US Chief Negotiator in the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks, and as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs.
Gordon Giffin served as US Ambassador to Canada from 1997-2001 and remains a major voice in US-Canadian relations, particularly on trade-related matters.