Enda Wong 

Co-Chair, Québec, Business Law
Montréal  t: 514.987.5034  |  e: enda.wong@mcmillan.ca

Enda Wong

Montréal
1000 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite 2700
Montréal, Québec H3A 3G4

t: 514.987.5034
e: enda.wong@mcmillan.ca

overview

Enda is the Montréal group leader of the firm’s Business Law Group. Her practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, acquisition financing, corporate organizations and structuring and advising clients on a range of commercial matters. Being both a common-law and a civil-law lawyer, called in both Ontario and Quebec, Enda has worked on a variety of transactions involving a regional, national and cross-border scope and has frequently provided advice on the similarities and differences between the two approaches on a variety of commercial matters. She has acted on behalf of private enterprises, institutional and private equity investors and non-profit organizations and has advised on commercial, regulatory and compliance-related issues including in respect of contests filings and product labelling, amongst others. 

Enda joined McMillan in 2008 as a summer student and completed her articles with the firm before being called to the Quebec Bar in December of 2009. Enda was also called to the Ontario Bar in January of 2013. Prior to joining McMillan, she spent a summer working for the legal department at a large international pharmaceutical company.

After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology at McGill University in 2005, Enda earned her BCL and LLB from McGill University in 2008. While in law school, Enda volunteered with the McGill Legal Information Clinic and Pro-Bono Students Canada and spent a semester abroad at the National University of Singapore.

Representative Matters

Recent key mandates and transactions pursuant to which Enda was involved include the following:

  • acquisition of group of companies providing for virtual data rooms and platform for secure document sharing
  • acquisition of group of companies providing for medical imaging solutions and services
  • acquisition of group of companies providing for technological solutions for businesses
  • recapitalization and financing of a telecommunications company
  • sale of a luxury car dealership
  • simultaneous acquisition of three fibre optics and telecommunications companies
  • sale of 3D printing company
  • acquisition of an IT company commercializing solutions for biotech and pharma companies
  • acquisition of a Québec-based chemical products company
  • acquisition of a Québec-based insurance company
  • sale of a Canadian insurance company
  • acquisition of various companies involved in the food industry and in the consumer goods industry
  • various asset sales for a petroleum company including the sale of various retail service stations and the marketing, sale and distribution business of the company
  • incorporation, organization and general commercial advice to various entities including start-up companies and non-profit and charitable organizations

Presentations

Développements récents en droit des sociétés par actions du Québec

Publications

Registration requirements for trusts operating a commercial enterprise – only one month left to comply
Québec Business Corporations Act: Commentary and Analysis
Développements récents en droit des sociétés par actions du Québec
amendments proposed to regulations governing Quebec insurance representatives
All things being unequal: Quebec's renewed focus on pay equity
All things being unequal: Quebec's renewed focus on pay equity
Fortuitous Events and Irresistible Forces – why Quebec residents are excluded from many sweepstakes
Loi sur les sociétés par actions du Québec – Commentaires sur les aspects suivants : les administrateurs et dirigeants, les actionnaires, les états financiers et le vérificateur, le droit au rachat et l'acquisition forcée d'actions

News

McMillan LLP Announces 13 Equity Partner & Partner Promotions
Enda Wong, David McKechnie and Kelly Francis published in The Montréal Gazette

Education

  • McGill University, BCL/LLB - 2008
  • McGill University, BA (Political Sciences, Psychology) - 2005

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2013
  • Called to the Quebec bar - 2009

Practices

business law
franchise and distribution
franchising and distribution disputes

Industries

franchising and distribution
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Enda is the Montréal group leader of the firm’s Business Law Group. Her practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, acquisition financing, corporate organizations and structuring and advising clients on a range of commercial matters. Being both a common-law and a civil-law lawyer, called in both Ontario and Quebec, Enda has worked on a variety of transactions involving a regional, national and cross-border scope and has frequently provided advice on the similarities and differences between the two approaches on a variety of commercial matters. She has acted on behalf of private enterprises, institutional and private equity investors and non-profit organizations and has advised on commercial, regulatory and compliance-related issues including in respect of contests filings and product labelling, amongst others. 

Enda joined McMillan in 2008 as a summer student and completed her articles with the firm before being called to the Quebec Bar in December of 2009. Enda was also called to the Ontario Bar in January of 2013. Prior to joining McMillan, she spent a summer working for the legal department at a large international pharmaceutical company.

After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology at McGill University in 2005, Enda earned her BCL and LLB from McGill University in 2008. While in law school, Enda volunteered with the McGill Legal Information Clinic and Pro-Bono Students Canada and spent a semester abroad at the National University of Singapore.

Recent key mandates and transactions pursuant to which Enda was involved include the following:

  • acquisition of group of companies providing for virtual data rooms and platform for secure document sharing
  • acquisition of group of companies providing for medical imaging solutions and services
  • acquisition of group of companies providing for technological solutions for businesses
  • recapitalization and financing of a telecommunications company
  • sale of a luxury car dealership
  • simultaneous acquisition of three fibre optics and telecommunications companies
  • sale of 3D printing company
  • acquisition of an IT company commercializing solutions for biotech and pharma companies
  • acquisition of a Québec-based chemical products company
  • acquisition of a Québec-based insurance company
  • sale of a Canadian insurance company
  • acquisition of various companies involved in the food industry and in the consumer goods industry
  • various asset sales for a petroleum company including the sale of various retail service stations and the marketing, sale and distribution business of the company
  • incorporation, organization and general commercial advice to various entities including start-up companies and non-profit and charitable organizations
October 2013
IBA Insurance Committee Substantive Project 2013: The Legal Nature of Insurance Contracts

Member of the McMillan Insurance Team who provided the responses to the 2013 survey regarding the legal nature of insurance contracts under Canadian Civil Law and Common Law, International Bar Association, 2013 Annual Conference, Boston

2012
Québec Business Corporations Act: Commentary and Analysis
Authors: Charles Chevrette and Wayne Gray
Collaborators: Pierre-Christian Collins Hoffman and Enda Wong
October 2012
Développements récents en droit des sociétés par actions du Québec
La Collection Blais Volume 13– Rendez-vous 2012 en droit des sociétés, Les Éditions Yvon Blais
March 2012
Amendments proposed to regulations governing Quebec insurance representatives
Insurance & Reinsurance ILO Newsletter
August 2011
All things being unequal: Quebec's renewed focus on pay equity
Mercer/CCH Guide for Employers, July 2011
2010
Loi sur les sociétés par actions du Québec – Commentaires sur les aspects suivants : les administrateurs et dirigeants, les actionnaires, les états financiers et le vérificateur, le droit au rachat et l'acquisition forcée d'actions
La Collection Blais Volume 7- 2010 Les sociétés par actions, Les Éditions Yvon Blais
October 2012
Développements récents en droit des sociétés par actions du Québec
Organized by Éditions Yvon Blais