In this guide, you will find information and resources about Business Law. This includes some of the following subjects:


  1. Creation and termination of business structures
    • Partnerships
    • Joint ventures
    • Non-profit
    • Corporations
  2. Contract law
  3. Governance / Liability – Directors’ liability
  4. Reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions
  5. Shareholders agreements/remedies


  1. Sales contracts
  2. Consumer protection
  3. Product liability
  4. Negotiable instruments
  5. Debt/Securities



Last revised Apr. 11, 2024

Contract Law

Last revised Apr. 25, 2024

Governance / Directors' Liability

Last revised Apr. 25, 2024


Last revised Apr. 25, 2024

Shareholder Agreements

Last revised Nov. 24, 2022

Sale of Goods

Last revised Nov. 24, 2022

Consumer Protection

Last revised Apr. 25, 2024

Negotiable Instruments

Last revised Apr. 25, 2024

Debt and Security

Last revised Apr. 25, 2024


Last revised Apr. 25, 2024

Forms and Precedents

Last revised Dec. 8, 2022

Case Law

For more information on finding cases see our research guide: Finding and Researching Cases.



Alberta Court Judgments

A collection of the judgments of the Alberta Courts is available from CanLII. The official version of the reasons for judgment is the signed original or handwritten endorsement in the court file. If there is a question about the content of a judgment, the original court file takes precedence.


The Canadian Abridgment available on Westlaw Canada

All Canadian Summaries, Canadian Case Summaries and Canada Digest are available on Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®


Canadian Encyclopedic Digest

Canadian Encyclopedic Digest (C.E.D.) (Western), 4th ed. is available electronically through Westlaw Canada

Sections related to Business Law include:

  • Banking. 
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency. 
  • Bills of Exchange. 
  • Business corporations. 
  • Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act.
  • Contracts. 
  • Co-operatives. 
  • Debtor and creditor. 
  • Partnership.
  • Sale of goods. 
  • Secured Transactions in Personal Property. 
  • Securities and Stock Exchanges. 

Halsbury's Laws of Canada


Additional full-text articles are available electronically through:

  • Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®
  • Westlaw Canada – contains a collection of Canadian journals and law reviews, as well as all articles and case comments appearing in Carswell law reports.
  • HeinOnline – provides full-text access to Canadian and international law reviews and legal journals.

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