McMillan LLP

McMillan LLP

McMillan LLP is a national business law firm that knows real-time business solutions are a key driver of corporate success. With offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal, we provide exceptional industry insights in transportation, technology and technology transactions, infrastructure and construction, and natural resources and energy. Whether it’s a cross-border transaction, a complicated private equity deal, complex real estate financing, or a bet-the-company lawsuit or regulatory dispute, McMillan has the expertise leaders need to succeed and stay ahead in today’s fast-paced business climate.


  • Tim Murphy, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner
  • Paul Davis, Chair of the Board of Partners
  • Brett Stewart, Chair of the Risk and Finance Committee
  • Tushara Weerasooriya, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee
  • John Clifford, Chief Client Officer
  • Danay Lea, Chief Operating Officer

Core Practice Areas

Business Law: Award-winning lawyers with expertise across all major industry sectors providing legal counsel and advice to Canadian businesses, corporations and not-for-profit organizations, and working closely with international players conducting business in Canada.

Capital Markets & Securities: Extensive experience negotiating with all levels of lenders, issuers, institutional shareholders and investment banks, and fostering relationships with regulatory bodies and exchanges, allowing us to deliver unmatched value to our clients

Commercial Real Estate: Focused on helping clients maximize the value of their acquisitions and divestitures in Canada by offering sound expertise on financing, tax, environmental concerns, and leasing.

Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment: Renowned for its expertise, the group helps clients navigate the complex regulations surrounding international mergers, cartels, and other competition-related issues in virtually every industry.

Employment & Labour Relations: Advocate at all levels of provincial and federal courts, human rights tribunals, labour relations and pension boards, arbitration and government administrative bodies.

Financial Services: Counsel to all six major Canadian banks, all G14 banks, hedge funds, private equity funds, corporate and government institutions on complex domestic and cross-border financing and regulatory matters.

Government & Public Policy: Market leader in privatization and procurement with expertise in project planning, negotiating and tendering, and the only law firm with a national public affairs consultancy, McMillan Vantage, anchored in its practice.

Infrastructure & Construction: From conception to completion, we provide turnkey solutions and are one-stop shop project delivery partners for all players within the construction and infrastructure pyramid.

Intellectual Property: As one of the leading intellectual property practices in Canada, we help protect and secure our clients most valuable assets, their IP, as there’s no silver medal when you’re second to file™.

International Trade: Help steer domestic and international companies through laws and regulations, including on complex customs and tariffs matters, economic sanctions and export controls, international trade treaties, and forced labour obligations.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Specialized expertise to resolve disputes effectively and expediently by helping national and international clients navigate complex disputes and policy regimes in all forums across Canada.

Mergers & Acquisitions: We bring practical knowledge, industry expertise and creativity to negotiated transactions, takeover bids and contested transactions, and work regularly with American and international law firms on cross-border transactions.

Natural Resources & Energy: We know where the industry has been and where it is going. Leveraging local, national and international expertise seamlessly, we help clients succeed in today’s complex and dynamic legal and regulatory environment.

Privacy & Data Protection: Canadian founding partner of the PrivacyRules Alliance, our expertise spans from helping clients examine the impact of privacy and data protection laws and regulatory requirements on their businesses to implement measures to reduce risks.

Restructuring & Insolvency: Outstanding track-record of achieving successful outcomes for creditors, lenders and other stakeholder in a broad range of financially challenging situations.

Tax: Pragmatic advice on corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, leasing matters, securities, structured financing and derivative products, as well as helping clients navigate the complex worlds of commodity and customs taxes.

Technology: With deep advisory expertise, our team has extensive experience structuring and executing a full range of complex transactions in a broad range of tech industries, as well as helping clients navigate the complexities of bringing new products to market.

Additional Services and Sectorial Expertise

Aerospace & Defence



Banking & Finance


Corporate Governance



Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

Forest Products

Franchising & Distribution



Investment Funds & Asset Management

Life Science


Marketing & Advertising

Media, Communications & Entertainment


Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development

Oil & Gas

Private Equity & Venture Capital


Project Finance & P3

Startups & Emerging Companies


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Lexpert-Ranked in practice areas
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
Toronto, Ontario
Consistently Recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions
Banking & Financial Institutions
Toronto, Ontario
Most Frequently Recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions
Banking & Financial Institutions
Montréal, Québec
Repeatedly Recommended
Banking & Financial Institutions
Banking & Financial Institutions
Vancouver, British Columbia
Repeatedly Recommended
Class Actions
Class Actions
Toronto, Ontario
Consistently Recommended
Class Actions
Class Actions
Montréal, Québec
Repeatedly Recommended
Competition Law
Competition Law
Toronto, Ontario
Most Frequently Recommended
Competition Law
Competition Law
Ottawa, Ontario
Consistently Recommended
Competition Law
Competition Law
Montréal, Québec
Consistently Recommended
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