C.E.O: Teresa Dufort
Executive Committee: Teresa Dufort, David Dunlop, Tim Murphy, Stephen Wortley
Office Management Partners: Tom Theodorakis (Vancouver), Adam C. Maerov (Calgary), Martin Thompson (Ottawa), Eric B Friedman (Toronto), Charles Chevrette (Montréal)
Chair, Hong Kong Office: Stephen Wortley
Number of partners: 159
Number of lawyers: 275 (includes partners)
Languages: Armenian, Cantonese, Farsi, French, Fukien, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Mandarin, Polish, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian/Croatian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese
McMillan is a business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognised expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, McMillan provides solutions oriented legal advice through its offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong.
Banking, Finance & Insurance
Commercial Real Estate
Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail
Media, Communications & Entertainment
Private Equity – Buyouts & Venture Capital
Startups & Emerging Companies
Main Areas of Practice:
Commercial Real Estate
Competition & Antitrust
Employment & Labour Relations
Government & Public Policy
International Trade Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Privacy & Data Protection
Restructuring & Insolvency
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.
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:
McMillan offers a unique national platform for its competition law practice and the firm is highly recognised 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.
Delivering an integrated group of services to help public and private entities structure financially sound business transactions. The group has acted on both sides of the deal-making table and is able to provide multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary advice regardless of the size or complexity of a proposed mandate spanning all major industry sectors.
Represents individuals, businesses and government organisations 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 organisations on how to comply with privacy and legislation.
Employment & 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.
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 & Public Policy:
The firm is a market leader in privatisation and procurement with expertise in project planning, negotiating, and tendering.
McMillan helps clients protect and secure their valuable IP assets and is recognised as one of the leading intellectual property practices in Canada.
Advising clients on the impact of the North America Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organisation Agreements on their businesses as well as customs valuation and tariff classification, GST, HST, retail sales taxes, anti-dumping and countervailing duties, import and export permits, license and quotas.
Advising national and international clients facing virtually any type of business dispute or issues in any form across Canada.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
McMillan 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 & Energy:
Advises clients through all stages of exploration, development and production, as well as related environmental issues, since the 1920s.
Privacy & 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 risk.
PPP & Infrastructure Served as lead counsel on the majority of P3 projects across Canada in recent years including more than 15 transportation-related P3 projects and over 30 in healthcare. McMillan has also been lead counsel on more than 60 of the 80 largest projects posted by Infrastructure Ontario.
Restructuring & 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.
Providing comprehensive and pragmatic advice on corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions, securities, structured financing and derivative products, leasing, and cross-border transactions.