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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 recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal 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 info@mcmillan.ca.

The firm provides services in the following practice areas and industries:

Business law
Capital markets
Commercial real estate
Competition and antitrust
Employment and labour relations
Financial services
Government and public policy
Intellectual property
International trade
Mergers and acquisitions
Privacy and data protection
Restructuring and insolvency
Applied technology
Banking, finance and insurance
Commercial real estate
Inbound investment
Life sciences
Manufacturing, distribution and retail
Media, communications and entertainment
Private equity and venture capital
Startups and emerging companies

McMillan lawyers are recognized as leaders in Canadian and international professional directories including Lexpert®, LexisNexis, Martindale-Hubbell, Chambers Global, Global Counsel 3000, International Financial Law Review 1000, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Global Competition Review and The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.


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 any client need.

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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