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.
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.
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.