John F. Clifford

McMillan LLP

181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Phone: (416) 865-7134
Fax: (416) 865-7048

John’s practice is focused on merger & acquisition 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 2017 and 2018, John was named to the prestigious global list of OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives, as presented by the Financial Times, 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)
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