Lexpert Ranked Law Firm

McMillan is a leading Canadian law firm committed to client service and professional excellence. As a full service business law firm, McMillan serves public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With globally recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide integrated, creative and solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa and Hong Kong. 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.

For more information, please visit our website at www.mcmillan.ca or contact [email protected].

Core Practice Areas Include:

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: 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 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 & 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 & Public Policy: The firm is a market leader in privatization and procurement with expertise in project planning, negotiating, and tendering.

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

International Trade/WTO: McMillan 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: McMillan represents national and international clients facing virtually any type of business dispute or issue in any forum across Canada. 

Mergers & 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 & Energy: McMillan is involved in issues and transactions through all stages of exploration, development, and production and related environmental issues.

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 risks.

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.

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

The firm also provides services in the following Industries: Applied Technology; Automotive; Aviation; Banking, Finance and Insurance; Cannabis; Commercial Real Estate; Construction; Energy; Forest Products; Inbound Investment; Infrastructure; Life Sciences; Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail; Media, Communications and Entertainment, Mining; Natural Resources; Private Equity and Venture Capital; Project Finance; Startups and Emerging Companies; Transportation.

Recognized Leadership

Leading professional directories in Canada and internationally have recognized the expertise and leadership of McMillan’s lawyers, including: The Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Global Competition Review, International Financial Law Review 1000, International Tax Review, Lexpert®, The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® US/Canada Cross-Border Guide, Lexpert®/ROB Special Editions, Managing Intellectual Property, Martindale-Hubbell, Who’s’ Who Legal, and World Trademark Review.

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 access 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 listings on the Hong Kong and Toronto stock exchanges.


181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5J 2T3
Phone: (416) 865-7000
Fax: (416) 865-7048


1055 West Georgia St, Suite 1500, PO Box 11117, Royal Ctr
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 4N7
Phone: (604) 689-9111
Fax: (604) 685-7084


1000 Sherbrooke St W, Suite 2700
Montréal, QC, Canada, H3A 3G4
Phone: (514) 987-5000
Fax: (514) 987-1213


45 O'Connor St, Suite 2000, World Exchange Plaza
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1P 1A4
Phone: (613) 232-7171
Fax: (613) 231-3191


421 7th Ave SW, Suite 1700, TD Canada Trust Twr
Calgary, AB, Canada, T2P 4K9
Phone: (403) 531-4700
Fax: (403) 531-4720

Hong Kong

89 Queensway, Suite 3502, Twr 2, Lippo Ctr,
Hong Kong, Hong Kong,
Phone: 852 3101-0213
Fax: 852 3585-1233

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McMillan LLP is a Lexpert-Ranked Firm in the following practice areas
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions Montréal, Québec Repeatedly Recommended
Class Actions Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Competition Law Vancouver, British Columbia Most Frequently Recommended
Competition Law Ottawa, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Competition Law Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Competition Law Montréal, Québec Consistently Recommended
Construction Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Corporate Commercial Law Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities Vancouver, British Columbia Consistently Recommended
Corporate Finance & Securities Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Derivative Instruments Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Franchise Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Indigenous Law Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly Recommended
Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Intellectual Property Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Investment Funds & Asset Management Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Litigation - Corporate Commercial Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Litigation - Product Liability Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Mergers & Acquisitions Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Mining Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly Recommended
Mining Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Property Development Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly Recommended
Property Development Toronto, Ontario Consistently Recommended
Property Leasing Calgary, Alberta Repeatedly Recommended
Property Leasing Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly Recommended
Property Leasing Toronto, Ontario Repeatedly Recommended
Property Leasing Montréal, Québec Repeatedly Recommended
Technology Transactions Vancouver, British Columbia Repeatedly Recommended
Transportation (Road & Rail) Vancouver, British Columbia Consistently Recommended
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