McMillan LLP is one of Canada’s leading national law firms with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Hong Kong. As a full-service business law firm, McMillan’s wide-ranging expertise serves public, private and not-for-profit clients nationally and around the globe, across a broad array of industries with particular emphasis on infrastructure and construction; natural resources and energy; technology and technology transactions; and transportation. With globally recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in cross-border transactions and investment into Canada, raising debt and equity, resolution of complex disputes and guidance through complex regulatory regimes, we provide creative and solutions-oriented business and legal advice to our clients. 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.
Tim Murphy, Managing Partner, CEO
John Clifford, COO
Paul Davis, Chair of the Board of Partners
Brett Stewart, Chair of the Risk Management & Finance Committee
Tushara Weerasooriya, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee
Stephen Wortley, Chief Client Officer
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 & Securities: 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 & Foreign Investment: The group 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.
Infrastructure & Construction: Providing a problem-solving approach to yield more creative, comprehensive and practical solutions to client challenges for all players in the construction and infrastructure pyramid.
Intellectual Property: The group helps clients protect and secure their valuable IP assets and is recognized as one of the leading intellectual property practices in Canada.
International Trade: The group 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 & Dispute Resolution: McMillan represents national and international clients to navigate complex disputes and policy regimes in forums 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: The group 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.
Technology Transactions: Represents clients in virtually every sector of the technology marketplace to achieve their business objectives. We advise a full range of industry players, including emerging and established hardware and software companies, entrepreneurs, investors, outsourcing firms and other technology services providers.
The firm also provides services in the following and industries: Aerospace & Defence; Automotive; Aviation; Banking & Finance; Cannabis; Construction & Infrastructure; Energy; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Forest Products; Franchising & Distribution; Gaming; Insurance; Investment Funds & Asset Management; Marketing & Advertising; Media, Communications & Entertainment; Mining; Oil & Gas; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Project Finance & P3; Startups & Emerging Companies; Technology; Transportation.
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.