Patrizia Banducci

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  • Bio

    Patrizia Banducci is a Partner in the Toronto office of Lette LLP. Patrizia has over 20 years' experience providing legal services to a broad range of domestic and international clients in relation to all aspects of corporate, commercial, intellectual property, and intellectual technology law.

    Patrizia's practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, competition law, and commercial contracts. Her clients include Canadian and foreign manufacturers and distributors of industrial equipment and consumer products, engineering companies and contractors engaged in infrastructure projects, mining concerns, medical device manufacturers, and companies in the intellectual property and clean technology sectors. She has extensive experience advising companies and individuals seeking to set up a business in Canada. She has acted as counsel to both purchasers and vendors on share and asset purchase transactions and corporate reorganizations, many of which have involved multi-jurisdictional issues. She has particular expertise working with clients who are entering into joint venture relationships, including international joint ventures, assisting them with the structuring and organization of the venture and the drafting and negotiation of all associated agreements. Patrizia regularly provides advice and representation on the application of the Competition Act in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and marketing practices. As a result of her special interest in intellectual property law, Patrizia also advises clients on the licensing of IP rights, acts on behalf of clients seeking to register IP rights, and maintains clients' world-wide IP portfolios.

  • Memberships
    • French Chamber of Commerce in Canada
    • German Canadian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Publications and Articles
  • Lectures & Presentations
    • “Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für einen Eintritt in den kanadischen Solarenergiemarkt (Legal Aspects of Entering the Solar Energy Market in Canada),” Conference on Planning and Financing of Photovoltaic Systems in Canada, Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Bonn, Germany, June 2012.
  • Representative Work
    • Represented a European state-owned mining and agrochemicals multinational on the acquisition of interests in mineral exploration and mining projects in Canada
    • Advised a French publicly-listed multinational mining and metallurgy company in a $270 million takeover of TSX-listed base metals exploration and development company
    • Represented an international real estate investment group on submissions to the Canadian Competition Bureau relating to the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial office properties
    • Represented a German multinational construction company in connection with a proposed joint venture project for a wind turbine manufacturing facility
    • Represented a major European manufacturer in the transportation industry in relation to the negotiation of supply contracts for a municipal transit project in Toronto, Ontario
    • Acted as Canadian counsel for a multinational chemical company in connection with competition issues relating to the divestiture of its Canadian operations
    • Advised a global medical technology company on the supply and financing of medical equipment to treatment clinics and on the negotiation and drafting of contracts to supply equipment and service to a provincial health ministry
    • Advised a leading European photovoltaic supplier in relation to proposed investments in Canadian solar projects
    • Advised a European environmental services company on the proposed acquisition of a Canadian hazardous waste treatment facility
    • Represented an international food-products company seeking Canadian Competition Board approval for asset acquisitions in the beverage industry
    • Acted as Canadian counsel on the world-wide reorganization of a German chemical company
    • Acted as lead counsel representing an international construction company on the reorganization of its North American subsidiaries
    • Advised a Canadian environmental services company on the structuring and documentation of a joint venture with a foreign construction company to provide municipal, commercial, and industrial waste collection services abroad
    • Represented the Canadian subsidiary of a global technology company on the divestiture of assets in its healthcare and energy divisions
    • Advised a European environmental services multinational on investments, acquisitions, and joint ventures relating to waste treatment facilities and infrastructure projects in Mexico, Central and South America
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