In this guide, you will find information, resources and links 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



Contract Law

Last revised Mar 30, 2023

Governance / Directors' Liability


Last revised Nov. 24, 2022

Shareholder Agreements

Last revised Nov. 24, 2022

Sale of Goods

Last revised Nov. 24, 2022

Consumer Protection

Last revised Nov. 24, 2022

Negotiable Instruments

Last revised Nov. 24, 2022

Debt and Security

Last revised Nov. 24, 2022


Last revised Dec. 8, 2022

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) 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

Halsbury’s Laws of Canada

This multi-volume set includes coverage of Federal, Provincial & Territorial legislation. Also available electronically through: Lexis Advance® Quicklaw®

This encyclopedia explains the legislation and cases which govern business law issues in every jurisdiction in Canada.

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