199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON M5L 1A9
Phone: (416) 863-4196
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: david.shaw@blakes.com

David's practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, franchising and distribution arrangements, international and domestic joint ventures and reorganizations. His experience includes structuring and negotiating various complex commercial agreements, including share purchase, asset purchase, shareholder, partnership, joint venture, franchising, distribution, licensing, outsourcing, and service. He also provides legal advice relating to day-to-day commercial matters for public and private corporate clients. He regularly advises clients in a wide range of industries on franchise and distribution law matters, including the negotiation and preparation of master franchise agreements, area development agreements, single-unit franchise agreements, disclosure documents and related documentation, as well as advising and assisting clients with respect to system rebranding, regulatory compliance, franchise acquisitions and divestitures, and terminations. David is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), and the CFA's Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee and Legislation and Regulations Subcommittee. He serves as chair of the Legal & Legislative Affairs Committee’s Editorial Advisory Subcommittee.

Year Called to the Bar:2002 (ON)
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