Paul Collins 

Paul Collins

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.307.4050
e: paul.collins@mcmillan.ca

overview

  • Partner as of 1991.
  • Member of the firm's Capital Markets and Business Law Groups.
  • Toronto Stock Exchange – One year secondment with Listings/Distributions Division 1987-1988.

Paul practices primarily in the area of corporate and securities law and has extensive experience in advising boards of directors, special committees and senior management on business and securities law matters. Paul has acted for issuers on financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate governance and stock exchange and securities regulatory compliance matters. Paul's secondment to the Toronto Stock Exchange provided him with valuable insight into listing and compliance requirements of the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange.

Paul provides ongoing advice to public and private companies involved in a wide range of industries, including mining (where Paul acts for mining and exploration companies of all sizes and stages of development), energy services, packaging, manufacturing and communication technologies.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, on the private placement offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount 3.864% Notes, completed in April 2018.
  • Acted for Scientific Games Corporation, a leading developer of technology-based products, services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets, on its acquisition of DEQ Systems Corp., completed in January 2017 by means of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, on the private placement offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount 3.25% notes, completed in September 2016.
  • Acted for Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products catering to gamers across multiple platforms, on the sale of its Saitek brand and the Saitek line of flight, space and farm simulation game controller assets, completed in September 2016.
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) in connection with its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. for $178 million by means of a plan of arrangement
  • Acted for numerous issuers on private placements and public offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Acted for ShawCor Ltd. (TSX) on its private placement of US$350 million senior unsecured notes
  • Acted for Teck Corporation (TSX) on its merger by plan of arrangement with Cominco Ltd. (TSX)
  • Acted for the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Philex Gold Inc. (TSXV) on its acquisition by Philex Mining Corporation
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) on the formation of a joint venture on the Clavos mine
  • Acted for ShawCor Ltd. (TSX) on its offer to acquire Garneau Inc. by plan of arrangement
  • Acted for Tecsyn International Inc. (TSX) on the $53 million sale of its Poli-Twine Division
  • Acted for Midnorthern Appliance Inc. on its takeover bid for Home & Rural Appliances
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) on its acquisition by plan of arrangement of United Tex-Sol Mines Inc. (TSXV) and Royal Victoria Minerals Ltd. (TSXV)
  • Acted for the underwriting syndicate in Custom Direct Income Fund's $110 million initial public offering and secondary offering

Publications

Amending the Canada Business Corporations Act - Bill C-25 Receives Royal Assent
Key Corporate Governance and Disclosure Developments in 2017
Interoil/Exxon Plan of Arrangement: Third Time's A Charm
No Changes to Arrangements: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Directors' Choice of Transaction Structure in Merger of Marquee Energy Ltd. and Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Early Warning Enhancements
For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime
Not Unique: Ontario Court of Appeal Reaffirms That Reliance on Business Judgment Rule Requires Compliance by Directors With Duty of Loyalty
Augusta decision—the British Columbia Securities Commission holds that the Right of a Shareholder to Tender to a Bid Remains Paramount
Regulation of Defensive Tactics: A Possible Third Approach
Securities Regulatory Authorities Propose Two New Approaches to the Regulation of Shareholder Rights Plans – A Clash of Philosophies
CSA Releases Guidance on Environmental Reporting
Withholding Obligations on Option Exercise Effective January 1, 2011
The New Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules
Six Things You Need to Know About the New Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules
Amendments to Toronto Stock Exchange Rules on Normal Course Issuer Bids
New Rules for the TSX
Update on TSX Corporate Governance Initiatives

News

Scientific Games to acquire DEQ Systems
McMillan lawyers comment on the Augusta decision in the Financial Post

Education

  • University of Toronto, LLB - 1984
  • University of Toronto, B. Comm. - 1981

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1986

Practices

corporate finance
mergers and acquisitions
capital markets
corporate governance
public disclosures
stock exchange listings

Industries

mining
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Awards & Rankings

  • 2019 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2019 - Notable Practitioner: Capital Markets: Debt, Capital Markets: Equity, and M&A

  • 2018 IFLR 1000 Financial and Corporate Guide - Notable Practitioner: Capital Markets: Debt; and
    Capital Markets: Equity M&A

  • Received a Distinguished Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Media Mentions

vcard
  • Partner as of 1991.
  • Member of the firm's Capital Markets and Business Law Groups.
  • Toronto Stock Exchange – One year secondment with Listings/Distributions Division 1987-1988.

Paul practices primarily in the area of corporate and securities law and has extensive experience in advising boards of directors, special committees and senior management on business and securities law matters. Paul has acted for issuers on financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, corporate governance and stock exchange and securities regulatory compliance matters. Paul's secondment to the Toronto Stock Exchange provided him with valuable insight into listing and compliance requirements of the TSX and the TSX Venture Exchange.

Paul provides ongoing advice to public and private companies involved in a wide range of industries, including mining (where Paul acts for mining and exploration companies of all sizes and stages of development), energy services, packaging, manufacturing and communication technologies.

  • Acted for CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, on the private placement offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount 3.864% Notes, completed in April 2018.
  • Acted for Scientific Games Corporation, a leading developer of technology-based products, services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets, on its acquisition of DEQ Systems Corp., completed in January 2017 by means of a plan of arrangement.
  • Acted for CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label and packaging solutions for global corporations, small businesses and consumers, on the private placement offering of US$500 million aggregate principal amount 3.25% notes, completed in September 2016.
  • Acted for Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products catering to gamers across multiple platforms, on the sale of its Saitek brand and the Saitek line of flight, space and farm simulation game controller assets, completed in September 2016.
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) in connection with its acquisition by Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. for $178 million by means of a plan of arrangement
  • Acted for numerous issuers on private placements and public offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Acted for ShawCor Ltd. (TSX) on its private placement of US$350 million senior unsecured notes
  • Acted for Teck Corporation (TSX) on its merger by plan of arrangement with Cominco Ltd. (TSX)
  • Acted for the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Philex Gold Inc. (TSXV) on its acquisition by Philex Mining Corporation
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) on the formation of a joint venture on the Clavos mine
  • Acted for ShawCor Ltd. (TSX) on its offer to acquire Garneau Inc. by plan of arrangement
  • Acted for Tecsyn International Inc. (TSX) on the $53 million sale of its Poli-Twine Division
  • Acted for Midnorthern Appliance Inc. on its takeover bid for Home & Rural Appliances
  • Acted for St Andrew Goldfields Ltd. (TSX) on its acquisition by plan of arrangement of United Tex-Sol Mines Inc. (TSXV) and Royal Victoria Minerals Ltd. (TSXV)
  • Acted for the underwriting syndicate in Custom Direct Income Fund's $110 million initial public offering and secondary offering
May 2018
Amending the Canada Business Corporations Act - Bill C-25 Receives Royal Assent

Business Law and Capital Markets Bulletin

December 2017
Key Corporate Governance and Disclosure Developments in 2017

Capital Markets Bulletin

March 2017
Interoil/Exxon Plan of Arrangement: Third Time's A Charm

Capital Markets Bulletin

March 2016
Early Warning Enhancements
Securities Bulletin
Winter 2010
CSA Releases Guidance on Environmental Reporting
Environment, Energy & Emissions Trading Brief Winter 2010/2011
Spring 2009
The New Executive Compensation Disclosure Rules
InBrief Spring 2009
May 11, 2007
Amendments to Toronto Stock Exchange Rules on Normal Course Issuer Bids
Corporate Finance & Securities Alert May 11, 2007
December 2004
New Rules for the TSX
Lang Michener Securities Brief
November 2002
Update on TSX Corporate Governance Initiatives
Lang Michener Securities Brief