Lexpert Ranked Lawyer Profile

John F. Clifford

McMillan LLP

John’s practice is focused on M&A transactions, complex commercial matters and reorganizations, and competition law matters. He has extensive experience advising a diverse range of clients on domestic and cross-border matters across many industries. Recognized internationally for his M&A and competition law expertise and experience, Who's Who Legal identifies John as one of the top M&A lawyers in Canada and states that John is "top notch by all accounts," "very client focused," and "always delivers." John is a long-time active member of the ABA M&A Committee. He was the inaugural Chair of a working group of Canadian M&A deal lawyers that studies and develops reports for the ABA's M&A Committee on trends in deal terms used in Canadian private company acquisitions, and was Chair of that working group for seven years. Currently, he is Co-Chair of a Task Force that is updating the ABA's model asset purchase agreement. In the past 3 years John has been named to the prestigious global list of "OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives," as presented by the Financial Times/Yahoo Finance, in recognition of his business achievements and impact on LGBT inclusion within McMillan and externally. Previously he received a Lexpert Zenith Award and an Out On Bay Street “Leaders To Be Proud Of” Award.

Year Called to the Bar:1989 (ON)
181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 865-7134
Fax: (416) 865-7048
E-mail: [email protected]

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  • Nov 19, 2019
    On July 23, 2019, Compass Datacenters, LLC (“Compass”) announced that it completed its acquisition of ROOT Data Center (“ROOT”), a Canadian wholesale data centre provider, by way of share purchase.