Dentons Canada LLP

William Gilliland

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Bill is a member of the Firm’s Corporate, Securities and Corporate Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups. Bill advises public and private company buyers, sellers and target companies on numerous merger and acquisition transactions, primarily in the power, renewable energy, and infrastructure sectors, both in Canada, internationally and cross border. Bill has worked with board special committees on strategic transactions and has advised numerous public company boards of directors on governance and decision-making issues. Bill’s practice also involves energy and services companies on transaction and project work. Bill acts for public companies and underwriters on stock exchange listings, public and private financings, including cross-border Canada-U.S. offerings, secondary offerings and unique preferred share structures, including in the energy, power, renewables and infrastructure areas. Bill has advised numerous US and other foreign businesses on cross border stock exchange listings and IPOs on the TSX. Bill is a leader in environmental/climate change financings, and in particular in green bonds, transition bonds and sustainability bonds. For more, visit


Called to Bar: 1988 (Alberta)