MCMILLAN LLP – AN AWARD-WINNING BUSINESS, CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL LAW FIRM
Never has the Canadian business landscape been as dynamic or competitive — nor has the global economy been as precarious. With these factors front of mind, smart enterprises of all sizes recognize the need for an agile, skilled and trustworthy business law firm to navigate regulatory complexities and help forge a successful path forward.
McMillan’s Business Law Group is the trusted legal counsel of a wide range of Canadian businesses and corporations and works closely with international players conducting business in Canada. Our award-winning lawyers have the industry-specific expertise and client service excellence you’re looking for in a Canadian business law firm.
Whether a multi-billion dollar corporation, a startup seeking first-mover advantage, a business looking to outsource operations, or a charity navigating NPO laws while carrying out your mission, McMillan’s legal professionals are equipped to provide your organization with pragmatic guidance and leadership.
Our clients know they can count on McMillan’s experience and expertise in corporate and commercial law to give them real advantages in the incorporation, establishment and growth of their businesses. McMillan designs and implements tax-efficient business structures that protect our clients’ interests while recognizing opportunities. Our business lawyers also collaborate with the firm’s employment and labour relations, real estate, intellectual property, regulatory issues and business immigration specialists to ensure a well-rounded service.
Clients looking to develop effective outsourcing strategies and draft binding business outsourcing agreements are well served by McMillan’s outsourcing law specialists. We bring together experts in contracting, licensing, intellectual property, taxation, privacy and other areas to deliver a complete solution that meets each client’s unique business goals. We have assisted companies that are seeking to outsource — as well as outsourcing providers — with joint ventures, strategic alliances and outsourcing arrangements.
We also work with charities and not-for-profit organizations and have extensive experience with NPO law to help organizations meet their unique operational challenges and craft a strong legal foundation to build upon. McMillan’s charity lawyers specialise in tax law as it applies to the not-for-profit sector and understand the regulatory framework and business challenges charities face.
McMillan’s Business Law Group helps clients lead by:
- Assisting in setting up corporate structures that will enable them to achieve their business objectives securely and with minimum liability;
- Drafting agreements to ensure relationships with suppliers, distributors, customers and licensees are clear and enforceable;
- Working diligently to ensure your most valuable business assets, such as intellectual property, are protected through appropriate agreements with employees, contractors and licensees;
- Providing timely, practical and accessible advice concerning the day-to-day matters affecting your business;
- Advising on incorporation/organization and obtaining charitable status;
- Advising on the structuring relationships between multiple business owners, including shareholder agreements and partnership agreements;
- Advising on relevant Canadian and international regulatory requirements;
- Developing and implementing outsourcing strategies and business outsourcing agreements focused on mitigating risk.
No matter the stage of your business or charitable organization or the unique challenges you face, McMillan is the right choice of business law firm.
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Big Brother’s Access Limited – Canadian Privacy Commissioners Rule Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tool in Breach of Canadian Privacy Laws
When COVID met MAE in the Ordinary Course: Ontario Court Orders Buyer to Complete its M&A Transaction
You should have said something: Supreme Court of Canada Holds That Failure to Correct a Mistaken Belief Violated the Duty of Honest Contractual Performance
SCC Holds Section 12 Charter Protection Against “Cruel or Unusual Treatment or Punishment” Not Applicable to Corporations
Corporate Counsel CPD/CLE Webinar Series: Building Personal and Professional Resilience for Everyone
Corporate Counsel CPD Webinar Series: LGBTQ2+ Inclusion: Making Meaningful Connections and Activating Allyship
Disclose This – The Offering Memorandum Exemption Gets a Revamp – CSA Propose Additional Requirements with a focus on Real Estate Issuers and Collective Investment Vehicles
Regulation of CBD in the United States – Balancing Public Safety and Social Considerations with Industry Expectations and Consumer Demand
May 1 Update: COVID 19: Temporary Relief of Corporate Requirements for Shareholder and Director Meetings
Update – British Columbia Business Corporations Act Transparency Register Requirements Extended to October 1, 2020
COVID-19: New Emergency Rules for Operating Businesses in BC: How to Comply with BC’s “Essential Business” and Public Health Orders
COVID-19: “Essential” Information About the Consequences of Continuing to Operate a “Non-Essential Business” in Ontario and Québec
New Transparency Requirements: Private Companies in British Columbia Now Required to Collect and Disclose Shareholder Information
Don’t Count Your Efficiencies Before They Hatch: Exploring The Factors That Impact A Railway’s Operating Ratio
Investment with Borders: Restrictions on Foreign Investment in U.S. Businesses Under Trump Administration
“Acting Jointly or in Concert” – Lack of Clarification and Guidance has Created Unnecessary Legal Wrangling, Particularly in Contested Transactions; A New Path Forward is Needed
In Aurora, Securities Regulators Affirm the New Take-over Bid Regime and Signal that Exemptive Relief under the New Regime will Prove to be Difficult and that Tactical Shareholder Rights Plans may be Extinct
Regulatory Reset for Reports of Canadian Private Placements Last revised in June 2016, regulators are taking another kick at Form 45-106F1
No Changes to Arrangements: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Directors’ Choice of Transaction Structure in Merger of Marquee Energy Ltd. and Alberta Oilsands Inc.
Better late than never: Court finds that landlord still entitled to payment of additional rent after forgetting to invoice tenant for 3 years
Privilege wins out over Document Production Requests, Orders and FOI Legislation – SCC Confirms Status of Solicitor-Client Privilege and Litigation Privilege
From Franchisor to Joint Employer – Update on Potentially Increasing Liabilities of Franchisors for the Employees of their Franchisees
For The Times They Are A-Changin: Canadian Regulators Adopt Fundamental Changes to the Take-over Bid Regime
Progress on gender diversity, but still work to be done: CSA reports on compliance with the new gender diversity disclosure rules
British Columbia Securities Commission Seeks to Limit Exercise of Public Interest Power in the Enforcement Context
Still Kicking: Quebec Court Confirms the Constitutionality of the Charter of the French Language, Clarifies the Rule of “Marked Predominance” and Reiterates the Exemptions for Unregistered Trademarks
Canadian Regulators Respond to Concerns of OTC Derivatives Market Participants: OSC Makes Amendments to Trade Reporting Rules
Time To Make It Clear: CSA Publishes Model Rule On Mandatory Central Counterparty Clearing Of OTC Derivatives
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