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McMillan LLP

The firm : McMillan LLP is one of Canada’s leading national law firms with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Hong Kong. As a full service business law firm, McMillan’s wide-ranging expertise serves public, private and not-for-profit clients nationally and around the globe, across a broad array of industries with particular emphasis on infrastructure and construction; natural resources and energy; technology and technology transactions; and transportation. With globally recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in cross-border transactions and investment into Canada, raising debt and equity, resolution of complex disputes and guidance through complex regulatory regimes, we provide creative and solutions-oriented business and legal advise to our clients. Our firm values – respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence – are at the heart of McMillan’s commitment to serve our clients, our local communities and the legal profession.

National and international networks: McMillan  has the capability to assist clients anywhere in the world. We have a long history of acting for foreign companies looking to set up in the Canadian market. In addition, McMillan has relationships with law firms across Canada and internationally. With such resources, we can obtain quick access to lawyers with the right expertise and depth of jurisdictional knowledge to meet client needs.

McMillan is the only major Canadian law firm with an office in Hong Kong. We help Chinese companies across North American capital markets, and Canadian companies access capital and strategic partners from Asia. We advise Canadian clients on a broad range of capital markets transactions with Chinese state-owned enterprises, from outright acquisitions to complex strategic partnership arrangements. We also act for major global investment banks and Canadian companies in connection with initial public offerings and listing on the Hong Kong and Toronto stock exchanges.

Areas of practice
Business law: The firm delivers comprehensive business law services including on-going corporate and commercial advice to Canadian and foreign clients across a diverse range of industries.

Capital markets and securities: McMillan has extensive experience in virtually every area of securities law and acts for Canadian and foreign issuers of debt and equity securities and cryptocurrencies; financial institutions; investment banks and securities dealers.

Commercial real estate: The group helps clients create value, manage risk, enhance investment returns and create favourable tax structures for several commercial real estate initiatives.

Competition, antitrust and foreign investment: The group is highly recognized for national and international merger, cartel and other competition matters. The group has played a leading role in the development of competition law and policy in Canada.

Cybersecurity: Represents individuals, businesses and government organizations that are at risk of having confidential data compromised by cyber-attacks. Delivering data breach solutions, advising managers and directors on ways to mitigate risks of cyber-attacks and guiding organizations on how to comply with privacy and legislation.

Employment and labour relations: Represents clients at all levels of provincial and federal courts, human rights tribunals, labour relations and pension boards, arbitration and government administrative bodies.

Financial services: Approved counsel to all six major Canadian banks, all of the G14 banks, government institutions, and corporate clients on significant, complex domestic and cross-border financing and regulatory matters.

Government and public policy: The firm is a market leader in privatization and procurement with expertise in project planning, negotiating, and tendering.

Infrastructure and construction: Providing a problem-solving approach to yield more creative, comprehensive and practical solutions to client challenges for all players in the construction and infrastructure pyramid.

Intellectual property: The group helps clients protect and secure their valuable IP assets and is recognized as one of the leading intellectual property practices in Canada.

International trade: The group advises provincial, national and multinational organizations in international trade tribunals by developing market-entry plans that considers the inherent challenges of entering into a new market.

Litigation and dispute resolution: McMillan represents national and international clients to navigate complex disputes and policy regimes in forums across Canada.

Mergers and acquisitions: The firm acts for Canadian and foreign entities in transactions involving the purchase, sale and strategic combination of businesses across all major industry sectors.

Mining, natural resources and energy: The group is involved in issues and transactions through all stages of exploration, development, and production and related environmental issues.

Privacy and data protection: McMillan assists clients with understanding privacy and data protection laws and the impact of regulatory requirements on their business while implementing measures to reduce risks.

Restructuring and insolvency: Represents Canadian and foreign financial institutions, investment banks, governments, corporations, pension funds and hedge funds on several debt and debt-like products and services.

Tax: Providing comprehensive and pragmatic advice on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, securities, structured financing and derivative products, leasing, and cross-border transactions.

Technology transactions: Represents clients in virtually every sector of the technology marketplace to achieve their business objectives. We advise a full range of industry players, including emerging and established hardware and software companies, entrepreneurs, investors, outsourcing firms and other technology services providers.

Department Name Email Telephone
Business Law Mike Richmond 416.865.7832
Business Law Enda Wong 514.987.5034
Business Law Sandra Knowler 604.893.2334
Capital Markets & Securities Paul Davis 416.307.4137
Capital Markets & Securities Cory Kent 604.691.7446
Commercial Real Estate David Slan 416.865.7096
Commercial Real Estate Damon Chisholm 604.691.7464
Employment & Labour Relations Dave McKechnie 416.865.7051
Employment & Labour Relations Shari Munk-Manel 514.987.5004
Financial Services Darcy Ammerman 613.691.6131
Financial Services Waël Rostom 416.865.7790
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Brett Harrison 416.865.7932
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Eric Vallieres 514.987.5068
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Joan Young 604.893.7639
Regulatory Janine MacNeil 416.307.4124
Tax Michael Friedman 416.865.7914
Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer : Tim Murphy
Chief Operating Officer : John Clifford
Chair of the Board of Partners : Paul Davis
Chair of the Risk Management & Finance Committee : Brett Stewart
Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee : Tushara Weerasooriya
Chief Client Officer : Stephen Wortley