Media Guide: Legal Expertise at McMillan LLP

This guide is a resource intended to help members of the media connect with legal professionals who can assist in the coverage of complex subjects.

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At McMillan LLP, we are proud to employ some of the foremost legal minds in Canadian business law. This guide contains biographies of lawyers who can provide context and commentary on a variety of topics, including Sanctions, Psychedelics, Labour Strikes and Cryptocurrency.

This guide is intended strictly as a reference and does not reflect all areas of expertise within our firm.

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Darcy Ammerman
Partner, Banking & Finance | Insurance
Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6131
Media Expertise
Banking and Finance; Financial Services; Insurance
Languages Spoken

English

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About Darcy Ammerman

Experienced financial services lawyer with expertise in secured lending transactions (including asset-based lending and aircraft financing), financial institution regulation, and rules and regulations of service contracts / warranties. Darcy is also an advisor of choice to insurers, foreign insurance branches and intermediaries establishing their business in Canada with OSFI or the provincial regulators, and also works frequently with fintechs. She is a regular speaker on financial institution regulation and frequent contributor to key industry publications.

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Darcy Ammerman
Partner, Banking & Finance | Insurance Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6131 More About Darcy Ammerman
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Experienced financial services lawyer with expertise in secured lending transactions (including asset-based lending and aircraft financing), financial institution regulation, and rules and regulations of service contracts / warranties. Darcy is also an advisor of choice to insurers, foreign insurance branches and intermediaries establishing their business in Canada with OSFI or the provincial regulators, and also works frequently with fintechs. She is a regular speaker on financial institution regulation and frequent contributor to key industry publications.

Media Expertise
Banking and Finance; Financial Services; Insurance
Languages Spoken

English

Jason J. Annibale
Partner, Construction & Infrastructure
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7912
Media Expertise
Construction & Infrastructure; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Project Finance and P3
Languages Spoken

English

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About Jason J. Annibale

One of Canada’s leading construction dispute resolution lawyers acting in disputes and project finance transactions of the highest complexity. Jason acts for all participants in the construction pyramid, including authorities, owners, developers, special-purpose vehicles, lenders, and general contractors. He manages all manner of construction disputes, including delay and impact claims resulting from COVID-19 and other delay events, lien and trust claims, adjudications, and payment and contractual claims. An authority in his field, he is a frequent speaker at construction industry events and the co-chair for Osgoode Hall’s premier construction programs.

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Jason J. Annibale
Partner, Construction & Infrastructure Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7912 More About Jason J. Annibale
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One of Canada’s leading construction dispute resolution lawyers acting in disputes and project finance transactions of the highest complexity. Jason acts for all participants in the construction pyramid, including authorities, owners, developers, special-purpose vehicles, lenders, and general contractors. He manages all manner of construction disputes, including delay and impact claims resulting from COVID-19 and other delay events, lien and trust claims, adjudications, and payment and contractual claims. An authority in his field, he is a frequent speaker at construction industry events and the co-chair for Osgoode Hall’s premier construction programs.

Media Expertise
Construction & Infrastructure; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Project Finance and P3
Languages Spoken

English

Paul Barbeau
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions | Capital Markets & Securities
Location Calgary envelopeEmail Phone403.351.8304
Media Expertise
Energy (Oil and Gas)
Languages Spoken

English

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About Paul Barbeau

Extensive expertise in capital markets law and securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and complex joint ventures. Paul advises clients in the energy, oil field services, technology and other sectors. He acts for public and private issuers, investment funds, private equity funds and underwriters located in Canada and abroad with a strong track record in initial public offerings (IPOs) for clients of all sizes.

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Paul Barbeau
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions | Capital Markets & Securities Location Calgary envelopeEmail Phone403.351.8304 More About Paul Barbeau
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Extensive expertise in capital markets law and securities offerings, mergers & acquisitions, and complex joint ventures. Paul advises clients in the energy, oil field services, technology and other sectors. He acts for public and private issuers, investment funds, private equity funds and underwriters located in Canada and abroad with a strong track record in initial public offerings (IPOs) for clients of all sizes.

Media Expertise
Energy (Oil and Gas)
Languages Spoken

English

Stephen Brown-Okruhlik
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7043
Media Expertise
Banking and Finance; Business Law; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Restructuring & Insolvency
Languages Spoken

English

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About Stephen Brown-Okruhlik

Experienced commercial litigator whose practice focuses on corporate stakeholder disputes, securities litigation and insolvency. Stephen has extensive experience with creditors’ remedies, complex debt instruments, derivatives, and corporate stakeholder disputes. He regularly acts in insolvency proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. He also assists clients in navigating contentious M&A and financing transactions. Stephen has appeared before the Ontario Securities Commission in one of the most significant recent securities disputes, Re Aurora Cannabis. He has also assisted boards of directors in proxy contests. Stephen is currently a co-chair of the M&A litigation subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Commercial & Business Litigation Committee.

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Stephen Brown-Okruhlik
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7043 More About Stephen Brown-Okruhlik
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Experienced commercial litigator whose practice focuses on corporate stakeholder disputes, securities litigation and insolvency. Stephen has extensive experience with creditors’ remedies, complex debt instruments, derivatives, and corporate stakeholder disputes. He regularly acts in insolvency proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. He also assists clients in navigating contentious M&A and financing transactions. Stephen has appeared before the Ontario Securities Commission in one of the most significant recent securities disputes, Re Aurora Cannabis. He has also assisted boards of directors in proxy contests. Stephen is currently a co-chair of the M&A litigation subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Commercial & Business Litigation Committee.

Media Expertise
Banking and Finance; Business Law; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Restructuring & Insolvency
Languages Spoken

English

Bruce Chapple
Partner, Private Equity & Venture Capital | Mergers & Acquisitions
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7024
Media Expertise
Business Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English

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About Bruce Chapple

Highly experienced business lawyer with recognized expertise advising, buying and selling mid-sized Canadian businesses. Bruce is a leader of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Group with a dynamic practice focused on private investments, mergers and acquisitions, and complex commercial transactions. His clients include public and private corporations, subsidiaries of international corporations, private equity funds and investment vehicles.

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Bruce Chapple
Partner, Private Equity & Venture Capital | Mergers & Acquisitions Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7024 More About Bruce Chapple
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Highly experienced business lawyer with recognized expertise advising, buying and selling mid-sized Canadian businesses. Bruce is a leader of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Group with a dynamic practice focused on private investments, mergers and acquisitions, and complex commercial transactions. His clients include public and private corporations, subsidiaries of international corporations, private equity funds and investment vehicles.

Media Expertise
Business Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English

Adam D.H. Chisholm
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.307.4209
Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities; Cryptocurrency (Securities); Intellectual Property; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

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About Adam D.H. Chisholm

Skilled and tenacious litigator known for his expertise in capital markets and securities, intellectual property (IP) and administrative and public law. Adam acts in contested transactions, investigations and enforcement proceedings before Canadian securities regulators such as the Ontario Securities Commission. Some of these cases are well-known in Canadian media (Re Sino-Forest and Re Catalyst (HBC)). His focus on intellectual property includes trademark litigation under the Trademarks Act. A prevalent part of his practice deals with regulatory and litigation matters related to new technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency.

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Adam D.H. Chisholm
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.307.4209 More About Adam D.H. Chisholm
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Skilled and tenacious litigator known for his expertise in capital markets and securities, intellectual property (IP) and administrative and public law. Adam acts in contested transactions, investigations and enforcement proceedings before Canadian securities regulators such as the Ontario Securities Commission. Some of these cases are well-known in Canadian media (Re Sino-Forest and Re Catalyst (HBC)). His focus on intellectual property includes trademark litigation under the Trademarks Act. A prevalent part of his practice deals with regulatory and litigation matters related to new technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities; Cryptocurrency (Securities); Intellectual Property; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

John Clifford
Partner, Business Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Chief Client Officer
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7134
Media Expertise
Automotive; Business Law; Franchising & Distribution; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English

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About John Clifford

Highly experienced and acknowledged for his proficiency in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, debt financings and complex re-organizations. John advises some of the world’s best-known Europe- and Asia-based automotive companies, clients in the franchising, technology and manufacturing industries, and foreign companies establishing operations in Canada. In 2021, he was recognized for the fifth consecutive year on the prestigious global list of OUTstanding Top 100 LGBT+ Executives for his impact on LGBT inclusion. He serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.

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John Clifford
Partner, Business Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Chief Client Officer Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7134 More About John Clifford
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Highly experienced and acknowledged for his proficiency in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, debt financings and complex re-organizations. John advises some of the world’s best-known Europe- and Asia-based automotive companies, clients in the franchising, technology and manufacturing industries, and foreign companies establishing operations in Canada. In 2021, he was recognized for the fifth consecutive year on the prestigious global list of OUTstanding Top 100 LGBT+ Executives for his impact on LGBT inclusion. He serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer.

Media Expertise
Automotive; Business Law; Franchising & Distribution; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English

Ralph Cuervo-Lorens
Partner, Environment
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7880
Media Expertise
Environment; Indigenous Law; Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

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About Ralph Cuervo-Lorens

A leading lawyer practising environmental law and regulatory compliance. Ralph assists clients in the manufacturing, construction, transportation, energy and mining industries on environmental risk-management, mitigation, permitting, impact assessment and compliance. Ralph’s advocacy and dispute resolution practice focuses on the management and resolution of complex regulatory, business and commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of areas including white collar fraud, environmental,  taxation, procurement, and Indigenous.

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Ralph Cuervo-Lorens
Partner, Environment Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7880 More About Ralph Cuervo-Lorens
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A leading lawyer practising environmental law and regulatory compliance. Ralph assists clients in the manufacturing, construction, transportation, energy and mining industries on environmental risk-management, mitigation, permitting, impact assessment and compliance. Ralph’s advocacy and dispute resolution practice focuses on the management and resolution of complex regulatory, business and commercial disputes across a broad spectrum of areas including white collar fraud, environmental,  taxation, procurement, and Indigenous.

Media Expertise
Environment; Indigenous Law; Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

Paul D. Davis
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities | Mergers & Acquisitions | Chair of the Board of Partners
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.307.4137
Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities; Corporate Governance; Energy (Electricity); Manufacturing; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining
Languages Spoken

English

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About Paul D. Davis

One of Canada’s leading public mergers and acquisition lawyers, who is also widely recognized for providing trusted counsel on numerous high-profile proxy battles and precedent-setting contested transactions. Paul is highly respected by boards of directors, management teams and regulatory bodies and well-known for bringing unique insider’s perspective to his clients, which has been aided by him holding C-Suite roles and senior positions in public companies and the securities industry before returning to private practice.

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Paul D. Davis
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities | Mergers & Acquisitions | Chair of the Board of Partners Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.307.4137 More About Paul D. Davis
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One of Canada’s leading public mergers and acquisition lawyers, who is also widely recognized for providing trusted counsel on numerous high-profile proxy battles and precedent-setting contested transactions. Paul is highly respected by boards of directors, management teams and regulatory bodies and well-known for bringing unique insider’s perspective to his clients, which has been aided by him holding C-Suite roles and senior positions in public companies and the securities industry before returning to private practice.

Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities; Corporate Governance; Energy (Electricity); Manufacturing; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining
Languages Spoken

English

Sidney Elbaz
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5084
Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

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About Sidney Elbaz

A litigation lawyer with extensive experience defending numerous class action proceedings alleging violations of Québec’s Consumer Protection Act across various industry sectors. Sidney has deep insight into matters concerning allegations of false representations and failure to warn claims, as well as with competition, antitrust and product liability matters. He has appeared before all levels of court in Québec, the Federal courts and a variety of different tribunals.

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Sidney Elbaz
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5084 More About Sidney Elbaz
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A litigation lawyer with extensive experience defending numerous class action proceedings alleging violations of Québec’s Consumer Protection Act across various industry sectors. Sidney has deep insight into matters concerning allegations of false representations and failure to warn claims, as well as with competition, antitrust and product liability matters. He has appeared before all levels of court in Québec, the Federal courts and a variety of different tribunals.

Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

Mary L. Flynn-Guglietti
Counsel, Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7256
Media Expertise
Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development
Languages Spoken

English

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About Mary L. Flynn-Guglietti

One of Canada’s leading municipal land use planning and property development lawyers with over 30 years of experience in administrative, municipal, environmental and expropriation law. Mary has in-depth commercial real estate, construction and infrastructure expertise acting for developers, ratepayers and municipalities. She is wellversed and renowned for obtaining approvals of citywide and site-specific official plan amendments, rezonings, subdivision approvals, severances and minor variances on construction projects.

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Mary L. Flynn-Guglietti
Counsel, Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7256 More About Mary L. Flynn-Guglietti
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One of Canada’s leading municipal land use planning and property development lawyers with over 30 years of experience in administrative, municipal, environmental and expropriation law. Mary has in-depth commercial real estate, construction and infrastructure expertise acting for developers, ratepayers and municipalities. She is wellversed and renowned for obtaining approvals of citywide and site-specific official plan amendments, rezonings, subdivision approvals, severances and minor variances on construction projects.

Media Expertise
Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development
Languages Spoken

English

Talia Gordner
Partner, Environment | Corporate Commercial Litigation
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7834
Media Expertise
Energy (Oil and Gas); Environment; Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

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About Talia Gordner

An experienced lawyer with a litigation and regulatory practice focused on the resolution of complex environmental disputes involving recent, ongoing and historical contamination and representing clients in regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Talia advises clients on environmental compliance, reporting and approvals obligations and federal, provincial and municipal regulatory regimes. Talia also advises on environmental risk, liability and due diligence at all stages of real estate, business and financing transactions.

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Talia Gordner
Partner, Environment | Corporate Commercial Litigation Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7834 More About Talia Gordner
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An experienced lawyer with a litigation and regulatory practice focused on the resolution of complex environmental disputes involving recent, ongoing and historical contamination and representing clients in regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Talia advises clients on environmental compliance, reporting and approvals obligations and federal, provincial and municipal regulatory regimes. Talia also advises on environmental risk, liability and due diligence at all stages of real estate, business and financing transactions.

Media Expertise
Energy (Oil and Gas); Environment; Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

Samantha Gordon
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7251
Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

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About Samantha Gordon

Extensive experience in securities litigation and class action defence including competition, securities and consumer protection class actions for companies based in Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. Samantha has acted in precedent-setting cases on a wide range of issues, including a leading case on certification standards in antitrust class actions before the Supreme Court of Canada and a leading case on securities disclosure in conflict of interest transactions before the Ontario Securities Commission. Samantha has acted as defence counsel in many major civil cartel cases involving foreign exchange, sub-sovereign bonds, computer components, automotive parts, real estate broker fees, generic drugs, caustic soda and salmon.

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Samantha Gordon
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7251 More About Samantha Gordon
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Extensive experience in securities litigation and class action defence including competition, securities and consumer protection class actions for companies based in Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. Samantha has acted in precedent-setting cases on a wide range of issues, including a leading case on certification standards in antitrust class actions before the Supreme Court of Canada and a leading case on securities disclosure in conflict of interest transactions before the Ontario Securities Commission. Samantha has acted as defence counsel in many major civil cartel cases involving foreign exchange, sub-sovereign bonds, computer components, automotive parts, real estate broker fees, generic drugs, caustic soda and salmon.

Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

Julie Han
Partner, Project Finance and P3
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7199
Media Expertise
Construction & Infrastructure; Project Finance and P3
Languages Spoken

English

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About Julie Han

An expert in project finance and P3 law, advising on all types of syndicated and complex bilateral transactions related to project development and infrastructure. Julie has been involved in some of McMillan’s most significant P3 engagements across all asset classes acting for private sector partners, finance parties and major contractors on a wide variety of P3 projects.

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Julie Han
Partner, Project Finance and P3 Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7199 More About Julie Han
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An expert in project finance and P3 law, advising on all types of syndicated and complex bilateral transactions related to project development and infrastructure. Julie has been involved in some of McMillan’s most significant P3 engagements across all asset classes acting for private sector partners, finance parties and major contractors on a wide variety of P3 projects.

Media Expertise
Construction & Infrastructure; Project Finance and P3
Languages Spoken

English

W. Brad Hanna, FClArb.
Partner, Corporate Commercial Litigation
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7276
Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

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About W. Brad Hanna, FClArb.

Focused on complex litigation in the franchising and distribution, good faith in contracting, manufacturing and automotive sectors. Brad appears at all levels of courts in Canada including the Supreme Court, and at domestic and international arbitration tribunals. His cases include terminating relationships with distributors and franchisees, handling claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, bad faith, fraud and misrepresentation, intellectual property infringement, breach of non-compete and confidentiality covenants, licensing and competition law issues, as well as class action proceedings.

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W. Brad Hanna, FClArb.
Partner, Corporate Commercial Litigation Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7276 More About W. Brad Hanna, FClArb.
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Focused on complex litigation in the franchising and distribution, good faith in contracting, manufacturing and automotive sectors. Brad appears at all levels of courts in Canada including the Supreme Court, and at domestic and international arbitration tribunals. His cases include terminating relationships with distributors and franchisees, handling claims of wrongful termination, breach of contract, bad faith, fraud and misrepresentation, intellectual property infringement, breach of non-compete and confidentiality covenants, licensing and competition law issues, as well as class action proceedings.

Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Languages Spoken

English

Sasa Jarvis
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone778.328.1489
Media Expertise
Cannabis; Capital Markets & Securities; Life Sciences; Mining
Languages Spoken

English

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About Sasa Jarvis

A respected capital markets and securities lawyer, representing clients in various regulated industries with a particular focus on the mining industry as well as life sciences, specifically psychedelics and cannabis. Sasa’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities law matters, including financings of public and private companies, new listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, and continuous disclosure obligations. She regularly writes and speaks on both securities laws and the psychedelics industry in Canada.

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Sasa Jarvis
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone778.328.1489 More About Sasa Jarvis
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A respected capital markets and securities lawyer, representing clients in various regulated industries with a particular focus on the mining industry as well as life sciences, specifically psychedelics and cannabis. Sasa’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and securities law matters, including financings of public and private companies, new listings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance issues, and continuous disclosure obligations. She regularly writes and speaks on both securities laws and the psychedelics industry in Canada.

Media Expertise
Cannabis; Capital Markets & Securities; Life Sciences; Mining
Languages Spoken

English

Marie-Eve Jean
Associate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Employment & Labour Relations
Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6108
Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Privacy & Data Protection
Languages Spoken

English, French

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About Marie-Eve Jean

Talented litigation lawyer with a growing practice focused on commercial disputes, employment and labour relations, and privacy and data protection, Marie-Eve has significant experience serving clients in the construction and infrastructure, manufacturing and automotive industries. She is a board member of CALL, the newly incorporated Canadian Association of LGBTQ2S+ Lawyers, an outcome of the inaugural PRISME2022 Conference.

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Marie-Eve Jean
Associate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Employment & Labour Relations Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6108 More About Marie-Eve Jean
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Talented litigation lawyer with a growing practice focused on commercial disputes, employment and labour relations, and privacy and data protection, Marie-Eve has significant experience serving clients in the construction and infrastructure, manufacturing and automotive industries. She is a board member of CALL, the newly incorporated Canadian Association of LGBTQ2S+ Lawyers, an outcome of the inaugural PRISME2022 Conference.

Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Privacy & Data Protection
Languages Spoken

English, French

Robin M. Junger
Counsel, Indigenous Law | Environment
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone778.329.7523
Media Expertise
Energy (Electricity); Energy (Oil and Gas); Environment; Indigenous Law; Mining
Languages Spoken

English

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About Robin M. Junger

An authority in environmental and Indigenous law, Robin is a trusted advisor to First Nations, governments and property developers in the energy, mining, and oil and gas sectors. He previously served as Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Deputy Minister of Energy and Clean Technology, Associate Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assessment Office, Chair of the Oil and Gas Commission and Chief Provincial Treaty Negotiator for the government of British Columbia.

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Robin M. Junger
Counsel, Indigenous Law | Environment Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone778.329.7523 More About Robin M. Junger
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An authority in environmental and Indigenous law, Robin is a trusted advisor to First Nations, governments and property developers in the energy, mining, and oil and gas sectors. He previously served as Deputy Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Deputy Minister of Energy and Clean Technology, Associate Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assessment Office, Chair of the Oil and Gas Commission and Chief Provincial Treaty Negotiator for the government of British Columbia.

Media Expertise
Energy (Electricity); Energy (Oil and Gas); Environment; Indigenous Law; Mining
Languages Spoken

English

Cory Kent
Office Management Partner, Vancouver
Partner | Capital Markets & Securities
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.691.7446
Media Expertise
Mining
Languages Spoken

English

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About Cory Kent

Highly regarded corporate and securities lawyer providing counsel in all matters relating to capital markets for the natural resources, and technology sectors. Cory advises on Canadian stock exchange listings, private offerings, corporate reorganizations, reactivations, hostile takeovers, reverse takeovers, plans of arrangement and amalgamations, mergers and acquisitions, and continuous disclosure.

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Cory Kent
Office Management Partner, Vancouver
Partner | Capital Markets & Securities
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.691.7446 More About Cory Kent
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Highly regarded corporate and securities lawyer providing counsel in all matters relating to capital markets for the natural resources, and technology sectors. Cory advises on Canadian stock exchange listings, private offerings, corporate reorganizations, reactivations, hostile takeovers, reverse takeovers, plans of arrangement and amalgamations, mergers and acquisitions, and continuous disclosure.

Media Expertise
Mining
Languages Spoken

English

Mitch Koczerginski
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Privacy & Data Protection
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7262
Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Privacy & Data Protection
Languages Spoken

English

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About Mitch Koczerginski

An accomplished commercial litigator focused on data breaches of sensitive personal and confidential information. Mitch provides strategic advice to clients through all aspects of the incident response process, including compliance with legal obligations, managing privilege issues and implementation of an effective communications strategy. Mitch is also routinely engaged to advise and represent clients in post-breach litigation regarding the recovery of damages arising from an incident.

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Mitch Koczerginski
Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution | Privacy & Data Protection Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7262 More About Mitch Koczerginski
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An accomplished commercial litigator focused on data breaches of sensitive personal and confidential information. Mitch provides strategic advice to clients through all aspects of the incident response process, including compliance with legal obligations, managing privilege issues and implementation of an effective communications strategy. Mitch is also routinely engaged to advise and represent clients in post-breach litigation regarding the recovery of damages arising from an incident.

Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Privacy & Data Protection
Languages Spoken

English

Joshua Krane
Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Location Toronto Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7299 / 613.691.6124
Media Expertise
Aviation; Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment; International Trade; Life Sciences; Manufacturing; Marketing & Advertising; Mergers & Acquisitions; Technology
Languages Spoken

English, French

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About Joshua Krane

Leading lawyer in competition / antitrust and foreign investment matters with extensive experience on strategic transactions and working with government officials on regulatory matters. Expert on foreign investment review having testified several times before the House of Commons standing committee on Industry, Science and Technology regarding the Investment Canada Act. Lead counsel on complex Canadian mergers including Sunwing/WestJet and specializing in highly regulated industries. Thought leader on competition policy.

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Joshua Krane
Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Location Toronto Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7299 / 613.691.6124 More About Joshua Krane
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Leading lawyer in competition / antitrust and foreign investment matters with extensive experience on strategic transactions and working with government officials on regulatory matters. Expert on foreign investment review having testified several times before the House of Commons standing committee on Industry, Science and Technology regarding the Investment Canada Act. Lead counsel on complex Canadian mergers including Sunwing/WestJet and specializing in highly regulated industries. Thought leader on competition policy.

Media Expertise
Aviation; Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment; International Trade; Life Sciences; Manufacturing; Marketing & Advertising; Mergers & Acquisitions; Technology
Languages Spoken

English, French

Jeffrey Levine
Partner, Corporate Commercial Litigation
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7791
Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Restructuring & Insolvency
Languages Spoken

English

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About Jeffrey Levine

Experienced litigator in restructuring and bankruptcy matters, and director and officer obligations. Jeffrey is known for his ability to resolve commercial disputes and is recognized for his outstanding expertise in matters relating to shareholder disputes and insolvency or corporate restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

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Jeffrey Levine
Partner, Corporate Commercial Litigation Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7791 More About Jeffrey Levine
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Experienced litigator in restructuring and bankruptcy matters, and director and officer obligations. Jeffrey is known for his ability to resolve commercial disputes and is recognized for his outstanding expertise in matters relating to shareholder disputes and insolvency or corporate restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Media Expertise
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Restructuring & Insolvency
Languages Spoken

English

Greg McIlwain
Office Management Partner, Calgary
Group Head, Cross-border Transactions and Investment into Canada
Location Calgary envelopeEmail Phone403.231.8375
Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities
Languages Spoken

English

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About Greg McIlwain

Gifted business lawyer advising domestic and international clients in complex transactions as they seek to invest or do business in Canada. Greg’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and joint ventures with industry specialization in natural resources, energy, technology, and manufacturing.

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Greg McIlwain
Office Management Partner, Calgary
Group Head, Cross-border Transactions and Investment into Canada
Location Calgary envelopeEmail Phone403.231.8375 More About Greg McIlwain
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Gifted business lawyer advising domestic and international clients in complex transactions as they seek to invest or do business in Canada. Greg’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and joint ventures with industry specialization in natural resources, energy, technology, and manufacturing.

Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities
Languages Spoken

English

Shari Munk-Manel
Office Management Partner, Montréal
Partner | Employment & Labour Relations
Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5004
Media Expertise
Employment & Labour Relations; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Media, Communications & Entertainment; Startups & Emerging Companies; Transportation
Languages Spoken

English, French

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About Shari Munk-Manel

Shari advises on all aspects of employment and labour law, including counselling vendors and purchasers on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. She works frequently with startups and emerging companies in various sectors, including in the communications, entertainment and media industry, as well as in the transportation sector. Shari is also successful at advancing the interests of clients in labour arbitrations, before administrative boards and tribunals, and before all levels of court in Québec.

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Shari Munk-Manel
Office Management Partner, Montréal
Partner | Employment & Labour Relations
Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5004 More About Shari Munk-Manel
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Shari advises on all aspects of employment and labour law, including counselling vendors and purchasers on the employment aspects of corporate transactions. She works frequently with startups and emerging companies in various sectors, including in the communications, entertainment and media industry, as well as in the transportation sector. Shari is also successful at advancing the interests of clients in labour arbitrations, before administrative boards and tribunals, and before all levels of court in Québec.

Media Expertise
Employment & Labour Relations; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Media, Communications & Entertainment; Startups & Emerging Companies; Transportation
Languages Spoken

English, French

James Munro
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.691.7491
Media Expertise
Cannabis; Capital Markets & Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

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Widely respected business lawyer who combines broad experience in capital markets and securities law with extensive expertise in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. James has significant experience working with innovators in emerging industries and was the instigator of McMillan’s Cannabis practice in 2017.

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James Munro
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.691.7491 More About James Munro
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Widely respected business lawyer who combines broad experience in capital markets and securities law with extensive expertise in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. James has significant experience working with innovators in emerging industries and was the instigator of McMillan’s Cannabis practice in 2017.

Media Expertise
Cannabis; Capital Markets & Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions; Mining; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

Timothy John Murphy
Chief Executive Officer | Managing Partner
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7908
Media Expertise
Banking and Finance; Construction & Infrastructure; Financial Services; Government & Public Policy; Project Finance and P3
Languages Spoken

English

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About Timothy John Murphy

Recognized as an authority in public private partnerships and infrastructure with exceptional expertise in financial services, government and public policy, and Indigenous law. Tim’s extensive and distinguished background in the public sector, including as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, gives him unique insight into the workings of government and makes him an ideal commentator of many news outlets. As a prominent figure, he also teaches the Law and Policy of Public private partnerships at the JD and LLM levels at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.

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Timothy John Murphy
Chief Executive Officer | Managing Partner Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7908 More About Timothy John Murphy
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Recognized as an authority in public private partnerships and infrastructure with exceptional expertise in financial services, government and public policy, and Indigenous law. Tim’s extensive and distinguished background in the public sector, including as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada, gives him unique insight into the workings of government and makes him an ideal commentator of many news outlets. As a prominent figure, he also teaches the Law and Policy of Public private partnerships at the JD and LLM levels at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He serves as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.

Media Expertise
Banking and Finance; Construction & Infrastructure; Financial Services; Government & Public Policy; Project Finance and P3
Languages Spoken

English

James B. Musgrove
Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.307.4078
Media Expertise
Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment; Energy (Oil and Gas); International Trade; Marketing & Advertising; Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages Spoken

English

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Authoritative competition and antitrust lawyer with a practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment. James has been involved in numerous high-profile antitrust matters acting for clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, oil and gas and consumer products, as well as other sectors. He is also a leading expert in marketing regulations and in advising on matters concerning misleading advertising and abuse of dominance.

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James B. Musgrove
Partner, Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.307.4078 More About James B. Musgrove
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Authoritative competition and antitrust lawyer with a practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions and foreign investment. James has been involved in numerous high-profile antitrust matters acting for clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, oil and gas and consumer products, as well as other sectors. He is also a leading expert in marketing regulations and in advising on matters concerning misleading advertising and abuse of dominance.

Media Expertise
Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment; Energy (Oil and Gas); International Trade; Marketing & Advertising; Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages Spoken

English

Stevie O'Brien
Counsel, Government & Public Policy
Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6155
Media Expertise
Cannabis; Franchising & Distribution; Government & Public Policy; Procurement
Languages Spoken

English

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About Stevie O'Brien

Accomplished lawyer, government and stakeholder relations leader and public policy specialist facilitating strategic interactions within government and legal ecosystems. Stevie has held various positions at the federal and provincial levels advising senior politicians and officials at the highest levels of decision-making for mission-critical initiatives such as Canada’s COVID-19 procurement and roll out program, legalization and regulation of cannabis, and the assault weapon ban framework.

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Stevie O'Brien
Counsel, Government & Public Policy Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6155 More About Stevie O'Brien
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Accomplished lawyer, government and stakeholder relations leader and public policy specialist facilitating strategic interactions within government and legal ecosystems. Stevie has held various positions at the federal and provincial levels advising senior politicians and officials at the highest levels of decision-making for mission-critical initiatives such as Canada’s COVID-19 procurement and roll out program, legalization and regulation of cannabis, and the assault weapon ban framework.

Media Expertise
Cannabis; Franchising & Distribution; Government & Public Policy; Procurement
Languages Spoken

English

Jonathan O’Hara
Partner, International Trade
Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6176
Media Expertise
Government & Public Policy; International Trade; Manufacturing
Languages Spoken

English

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About Jonathan O’Hara

Recognized for exceptional expertise as an advocate and litigator before economic regulatory tribunals, especially in international trade law. Jonathan regularly appears before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Canada Border Services Agency on anti-dumping / subsidy and government procurement proceedings, and the Copyright Board of Canada in royalty rate setting through tariffs. He constantly advises clients on tariffs, customs, import / export controls and economic sanctions. His extensive body of regulatory work includes challenging government actions and decisions through judicial review.

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Jonathan O’Hara
Partner, International Trade Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6176 More About Jonathan O’Hara
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Recognized for exceptional expertise as an advocate and litigator before economic regulatory tribunals, especially in international trade law. Jonathan regularly appears before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Canada Border Services Agency on anti-dumping / subsidy and government procurement proceedings, and the Copyright Board of Canada in royalty rate setting through tariffs. He constantly advises clients on tariffs, customs, import / export controls and economic sanctions. His extensive body of regulatory work includes challenging government actions and decisions through judicial review.

Media Expertise
Government & Public Policy; International Trade; Manufacturing
Languages Spoken

English

William Pellerin
Partner, International Trade
Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6150
Media Expertise
Government & Public Policy; International Trade
Languages Spoken

English, French

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About William Pellerin

Extensive experience litigating and advising on international trade law matters and disputes. Fluently bilingual, William also regularly advises clients on economic sanctions and customs compliance matters. William is one of a very few lawyers in Canada to have argued before the WTO Appellate Body and dispute settlement panels. As former Deputy Director, Trade Remedies and North America Trade with Global Affairs Canada, he oversaw international trade disputes and appeals. He also represented Canada in its challenge to the United States’ imposition of duties on Canadian softwood lumber products.

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William Pellerin
Partner, International Trade Location Ottawa envelopeEmail Phone613.691.6150 More About William Pellerin
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Extensive experience litigating and advising on international trade law matters and disputes. Fluently bilingual, William also regularly advises clients on economic sanctions and customs compliance matters. William is one of a very few lawyers in Canada to have argued before the WTO Appellate Body and dispute settlement panels. As former Deputy Director, Trade Remedies and North America Trade with Global Affairs Canada, he oversaw international trade disputes and appeals. He also represented Canada in its challenge to the United States’ imposition of duties on Canadian softwood lumber products.

Media Expertise
Government & Public Policy; International Trade
Languages Spoken

English, French

Kristen Pennington
Partner, Privacy & Data Protection | Employment & Labour Relations
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7943
Media Expertise
Privacy & Data Protection
Languages Spoken

English

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About Kristen Pennington

A talented lawyer and Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada (IAPP) with exceptional expertise on Canada’s distinct privacy and data protection laws. Kristen advises on cross-border transfers of personal information, preventing and responding to data breaches, and evaluating the privacy law implications of new products, services, and technologies. She also helps clients develop robust privacy compliance programs, manage employee privacy issues, and respond to privacy-related inquiries, investigations and complaints.

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Kristen Pennington
Partner, Privacy & Data Protection | Employment & Labour Relations Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7943 More About Kristen Pennington
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A talented lawyer and Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada (IAPP) with exceptional expertise on Canada’s distinct privacy and data protection laws. Kristen advises on cross-border transfers of personal information, preventing and responding to data breaches, and evaluating the privacy law implications of new products, services, and technologies. She also helps clients develop robust privacy compliance programs, manage employee privacy issues, and respond to privacy-related inquiries, investigations and complaints.

Media Expertise
Privacy & Data Protection
Languages Spoken

English

Yonatan Petel
Partner, Financial Services
Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5040
Media Expertise
Financial Services; Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages Spoken

English

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About Yonatan Petel

A recognized leading lawyer in financial services advising on M&A, private equity investments, business entity formations and corporate reorganizations. His practice covers a broad range of domestic and cross-border financing and secured lending transactions, as well as advising financial institutions on regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Yoni was named Montréal’s Asset Based Lending “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2022 and is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking and Finance Law and Project Finance Law. He was also named one of the 2019 Lexpert Rising Stars and to the 2018 Secured Finance Network 40 Under 40.

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Yonatan Petel
Partner, Financial Services Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5040 More About Yonatan Petel
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A recognized leading lawyer in financial services advising on M&A, private equity investments, business entity formations and corporate reorganizations. His practice covers a broad range of domestic and cross-border financing and secured lending transactions, as well as advising financial institutions on regulatory compliance and corporate governance. Yoni was named Montréal’s Asset Based Lending “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers 2022 and is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in Asset-Based Lending Practice, Banking and Finance Law and Project Finance Law. He was also named one of the 2019 Lexpert Rising Stars and to the 2018 Secured Finance Network 40 Under 40.

Media Expertise
Financial Services; Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages Spoken

English

Robert C. Piasentin
Partner, Technology
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.893.7636
Media Expertise
Startups & Emerging Companies; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

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National Leader of McMillan’s Technology Law Practice and National Co-Leader of the firm’s Startups and Emerging Company group. Robert is a seasoned technology law leader delivering practical legal advice that drives the growth and success of a wide range of companies in Canada, the United States and Europe. Robert’s strong commercial practice encompasses technology outsourcing transactions, software development and licensing solutions, strategic IP and technology commercialization arrangements, and privacy and cybersecurity issues.

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Robert C. Piasentin
Partner, Technology Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.893.7636 More About Robert C. Piasentin
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National Leader of McMillan’s Technology Law Practice and National Co-Leader of the firm’s Startups and Emerging Company group. Robert is a seasoned technology law leader delivering practical legal advice that drives the growth and success of a wide range of companies in Canada, the United States and Europe. Robert’s strong commercial practice encompasses technology outsourcing transactions, software development and licensing solutions, strategic IP and technology commercialization arrangements, and privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Media Expertise
Startups & Emerging Companies; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

Leo Raffin
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.691.7450
Media Expertise
Cryptocurrency (Securities)
Languages Spoken

English

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About Leo Raffin

Highly respected lawyer with a capital markets and securities law practice that focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Leo works with startups and established companies on public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, business alliances, casino gaming, licensing transactions and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience acting for technology, industrial and mining issuers.

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Leo Raffin
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.691.7450 More About Leo Raffin
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Highly respected lawyer with a capital markets and securities law practice that focuses on mergers and acquisitions. Leo works with startups and established companies on public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, business alliances, casino gaming, licensing transactions and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience acting for technology, industrial and mining issuers.

Media Expertise
Cryptocurrency (Securities)
Languages Spoken

English

Leila Rafi
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.945.8017
Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities; Investment Funds & Asset Management; Psychedelics; Startups & Emerging Companies
Languages Spoken

English

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About Leila Rafi

Leading securities practitioner with a focus on corporate finance matters and an expertise in investment funds and asset management. Leila advises on a broad range of transactions and recently created a private equity fund in the psychedelics industry area. She is a prolific speaker on capital markets matters including on continuous disclosure, corporate governance, diversity and inclusion, asset management, and psychedelics. She has been adjunct faculty at Western, Queens and Osgoode in the professional development programs. In 2022, Leila was designated as one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers.

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Leila Rafi
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.945.8017 More About Leila Rafi
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Leading securities practitioner with a focus on corporate finance matters and an expertise in investment funds and asset management. Leila advises on a broad range of transactions and recently created a private equity fund in the psychedelics industry area. She is a prolific speaker on capital markets matters including on continuous disclosure, corporate governance, diversity and inclusion, asset management, and psychedelics. She has been adjunct faculty at Western, Queens and Osgoode in the professional development programs. In 2022, Leila was designated as one of Canada’s top 25 most influential lawyers.

Media Expertise
Capital Markets & Securities; Investment Funds & Asset Management; Psychedelics; Startups & Emerging Companies
Languages Spoken

English

Sonia Rainville
Partner, Commercial Real Estate
Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.375.5148
Media Expertise
Commercial Real Estate
Languages Spoken

English, French

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About Sonia Rainville

An experienced commercial real estate legal counsel focused on acquisition, financing and leasing of real estate properties. Sonia acts for clients in large co-ownership (condominium), commercial and mixed-use projects, representing financial institutions, promoters, developers and owners of co-ownerships, retirement homes, and commercial leasing companies. With expertise in land use planning, she also advises on the development of vacant sites and redevelopment of existing properties.

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Sonia Rainville
Partner, Commercial Real Estate Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.375.5148 More About Sonia Rainville
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An experienced commercial real estate legal counsel focused on acquisition, financing and leasing of real estate properties. Sonia acts for clients in large co-ownership (condominium), commercial and mixed-use projects, representing financial institutions, promoters, developers and owners of co-ownerships, retirement homes, and commercial leasing companies. With expertise in land use planning, she also advises on the development of vacant sites and redevelopment of existing properties.

Media Expertise
Commercial Real Estate
Languages Spoken

English, French

Sean Ralph
Partner, Energy
Location Calgary envelopeEmail Phone403.231.8391
Media Expertise
Construction & Infrastructure; Energy (Electricity); Energy (Oil and Gas)
Languages Spoken

English

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About Sean Ralph

A senior energy and construction lawyer specialized in major industrial project development and operations as well as upstream domestic and international energy transactions. Sean brings unique perspectives through a wide breadth of private practice and in-house experience with top-tier law firms and major multi-national corporations in Canada and internationally. Sean has served as general counsel, senior legal counsel and member of boards of directors both in Canada and internationally.

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Sean Ralph
Partner, Energy Location Calgary envelopeEmail Phone403.231.8391 More About Sean Ralph
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A senior energy and construction lawyer specialized in major industrial project development and operations as well as upstream domestic and international energy transactions. Sean brings unique perspectives through a wide breadth of private practice and in-house experience with top-tier law firms and major multi-national corporations in Canada and internationally. Sean has served as general counsel, senior legal counsel and member of boards of directors both in Canada and internationally.

Media Expertise
Construction & Infrastructure; Energy (Electricity); Energy (Oil and Gas)
Languages Spoken

English

Mike Richmond
Partner, Energy
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7832
Media Expertise
Business Law; Energy (Electricity); Government & Public Policy
Languages Spoken

English

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About Mike Richmond

Ranked as one of Canada’s leading energy lawyers, with exceptional expertise in the renewable energy space. Mike advises developers, operators, investors and lenders on power plants, energy storage, geothermal and other district energy facilities for heating and cooling, and electric vehicle charging services. He also advises those clients, as well as government agencies and political caucuses on related energy regulation and policy considerations. His experience includes serving as a Member of the National Energy Board, Director of Toronto Hydro, and Counsel to His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Ontario Legislature.

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Mike Richmond
Partner, Energy Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7832 More About Mike Richmond
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Ranked as one of Canada’s leading energy lawyers, with exceptional expertise in the renewable energy space. Mike advises developers, operators, investors and lenders on power plants, energy storage, geothermal and other district energy facilities for heating and cooling, and electric vehicle charging services. He also advises those clients, as well as government agencies and political caucuses on related energy regulation and policy considerations. His experience includes serving as a Member of the National Energy Board, Director of Toronto Hydro, and Counsel to His Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in the Ontario Legislature.

Media Expertise
Business Law; Energy (Electricity); Government & Public Policy
Languages Spoken

English

Robert Shore
Partner, Commercial Real Estate
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7881
Media Expertise
Commercial Real Estate
Languages Spoken

English

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Robert is one of Canada’s leading real estate development lawyers with expertise in mixed-use high rise projects, master-planned communities and urban infrastructure. As a major focus of his practice, Robert acts on behalf of some of Canada’s largest condominium developers on complex development joint ventures and advises his clients at all stages of their projects, with expertise navigating municipal and provincial development regulation and legislation. In his transactional work, Robert works with public and private funds, investors and entrepreneurs to support major land acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings.

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Robert Shore
Partner, Commercial Real Estate Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7881 More About Robert Shore
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Robert is one of Canada’s leading real estate development lawyers with expertise in mixed-use high rise projects, master-planned communities and urban infrastructure. As a major focus of his practice, Robert acts on behalf of some of Canada’s largest condominium developers on complex development joint ventures and advises his clients at all stages of their projects, with expertise navigating municipal and provincial development regulation and legislation. In his transactional work, Robert works with public and private funds, investors and entrepreneurs to support major land acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures and financings.

Media Expertise
Commercial Real Estate
Languages Spoken

English

Andrew Spencer
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.893.7634
Media Expertise
Mining
Languages Spoken

English

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About Andrew Spencer

A securities lawyer with extensive experience advising on transactions in the mining space. Andrew supports corporate development and operational teams in the acquisition and advancement of mining projects, negotiating acquisition agreements, joint venture agreements, option agreements, drilling agreements and various types of supply agreements on behalf of his mining clients.

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Andrew Spencer
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone604.893.7634 More About Andrew Spencer
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A securities lawyer with extensive experience advising on transactions in the mining space. Andrew supports corporate development and operational teams in the acquisition and advancement of mining projects, negotiating acquisition agreements, joint venture agreements, option agreements, drilling agreements and various types of supply agreements on behalf of his mining clients.

Media Expertise
Mining
Languages Spoken

English

Brett Stewart
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Equity & Venture Capital | Chair of the Risk and Finance Committee
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7115
Media Expertise
Aerospace & Defense; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English

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About Brett Stewart

Accomplished business lawyer known for her expertise in private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions and has particular expertise in completing transactions in highly regulated industries including aerospace and defence, technology and food, beverage and agribusiness. Brett advises domestic and foreign clients on private equity financings, acquisitions, asset and share sales, complex corporate reorganizations, private placements, venture capital financings and management buyouts. She is the chair of the American Bar Association’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.

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Brett Stewart
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Equity & Venture Capital | Chair of the Risk and Finance Committee Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7115 More About Brett Stewart
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Accomplished business lawyer known for her expertise in private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions and has particular expertise in completing transactions in highly regulated industries including aerospace and defence, technology and food, beverage and agribusiness. Brett advises domestic and foreign clients on private equity financings, acquisitions, asset and share sales, complex corporate reorganizations, private placements, venture capital financings and management buyouts. She is the chair of the American Bar Association’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.

Media Expertise
Aerospace & Defense; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English

Martin Thiboutot
Counsel, Environment
Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5036
Media Expertise
Environment; Forest Products; Mining; Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development
Languages Spoken

English, French

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About Martin Thiboutot

An experienced and respected lawyer whose practice covers a wide range of environmental, natural resources and energy matters, including renewable energy projects. Martin advises on compliance, permitting and other regulatory issues relating to environmental protections, contaminated land, climate change and natural resources management. He assists clients on environmental, natural resources and energy aspects of commercial and real estate transactions, and on environmental litigation.

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Martin Thiboutot
Counsel, Environment Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5036 More About Martin Thiboutot
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An experienced and respected lawyer whose practice covers a wide range of environmental, natural resources and energy matters, including renewable energy projects. Martin advises on compliance, permitting and other regulatory issues relating to environmental protections, contaminated land, climate change and natural resources management. He assists clients on environmental, natural resources and energy aspects of commercial and real estate transactions, and on environmental litigation.

Media Expertise
Environment; Forest Products; Mining; Municipal, Land Use Planning & Development
Languages Spoken

English, French

Pablo Tseng
Partner, Intellectual Property
Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone778.328.1631
Media Expertise
Intellectual Property
Languages Spoken

English

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An experienced intellectual property (IP) lawyer advising on the acquisition, commercialization and enforcement of IP rights. Pablo has expertise in all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management and his background in chemistry gives him valuable insight into a range of industry, including cleantech, natural health and agribusiness.

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Pablo Tseng
Partner, Intellectual Property Location Vancouver envelopeEmail Phone778.328.1631 More About Pablo Tseng
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An experienced intellectual property (IP) lawyer advising on the acquisition, commercialization and enforcement of IP rights. Pablo has expertise in all aspects of patent and trademark prosecution and portfolio management and his background in chemistry gives him valuable insight into a range of industry, including cleantech, natural health and agribusiness.

Media Expertise
Intellectual Property
Languages Spoken

English

Lyndsay A. Wasser
Partner, Privacy & Data Protection | Employment & Labour Relations
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7083
Media Expertise
Employment & Labour Relations; Privacy & Data Protection; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

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About Lyndsay A. Wasser

Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group nationally and a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada (IAPP), Lyndsay provides legal counsel on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues, and is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in Privacy and Data Security Law, as a Mondaq Thought Leader for Data Protection, Canada, by Thomson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyers, in the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Data Privacy, and in the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Technology & Health Sciences Lawyers.

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Lyndsay A. Wasser
Partner, Privacy & Data Protection | Employment & Labour Relations Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7083 More About Lyndsay A. Wasser
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Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Data Protection Group nationally and a Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada (IAPP), Lyndsay provides legal counsel on a broad range of privacy and cybersecurity issues, and is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada in Privacy and Data Security Law, as a Mondaq Thought Leader for Data Protection, Canada, by Thomson Reuters Stand-Out Lawyers, in the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Data Privacy, and in the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Technology & Health Sciences Lawyers.

Media Expertise
Employment & Labour Relations; Privacy & Data Protection; Technology
Languages Spoken

English

Tushara Weerasooriya
Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency | Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7890
Media Expertise
Automotive; Banking and Finance; Financial Services; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Restructuring & Insolvency
Languages Spoken

English

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About Tushara Weerasooriya

Leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer specialized in the transactional aspects of reorganizations under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, receiverships, workouts, and distressed M&A transactions. Tushara advises on numerous high-profile and complex domestic, cross-border and international restructuring proceedings representing, debtor companies, sponsors, private equity firms and financial institutions. A dedicated promoter of diversity initiatives both inside and outside the firm, she chairs McMillan’s Inclusion and Diversity Council. Tushara is also Chair of the Firm’s Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the Board of Partners.

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Tushara Weerasooriya
Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency | Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7890 More About Tushara Weerasooriya
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Leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer specialized in the transactional aspects of reorganizations under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, receiverships, workouts, and distressed M&A transactions. Tushara advises on numerous high-profile and complex domestic, cross-border and international restructuring proceedings representing, debtor companies, sponsors, private equity firms and financial institutions. A dedicated promoter of diversity initiatives both inside and outside the firm, she chairs McMillan’s Inclusion and Diversity Council. Tushara is also Chair of the Firm’s Strategic Planning Committee and a member of the Board of Partners.

Media Expertise
Automotive; Banking and Finance; Financial Services; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital; Restructuring & Insolvency
Languages Spoken

English

Enda Wong
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Equity & Venture Capital
Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5034
Media Expertise
Business Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English, French

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About Enda Wong

An experienced business lawyer whose practice focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital investment. Enda has recognized expertise in financing, corporate organization and structuring deals. Practising both common law and civil law, she also advises on commercial, regulatory and compliance-related issues, such as the Charter of the French Language. Enda is the winner of Lexpert 2021 Rising Star Awards: Leading Lawyer Under 40 and recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law.

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Enda Wong
Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions | Private Equity & Venture Capital Location Montréal envelopeEmail Phone514.987.5034 More About Enda Wong
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An experienced business lawyer whose practice focuses on M&A, private equity and venture capital investment. Enda has recognized expertise in financing, corporate organization and structuring deals. Practising both common law and civil law, she also advises on commercial, regulatory and compliance-related issues, such as the Charter of the French Language. Enda is the winner of Lexpert 2021 Rising Star Awards: Leading Lawyer Under 40 and recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law.

Media Expertise
Business Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity & Venture Capital
Languages Spoken

English, French

Sandra Zhao
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities | Mergers & Acquisitions
Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7808
Media Expertise
Corporate Governance; Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages Spoken

English

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About Sandra Zhao

Talented capital markets and securities lawyer with recognized expertise in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, high yield bond financings, corporate finance and business restructuring. Sandra represents public and private companies across industries on the purchase and sale of businesses, raising capital, and corporate governance matters, and advises issuers and shareholders in contested transactions. She also leads the efforts of the firm’s China Practice Group in Ontario.

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Sandra Zhao
Partner, Capital Markets & Securities | Mergers & Acquisitions Location Toronto envelopeEmail Phone416.865.7808 More About Sandra Zhao
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Talented capital markets and securities lawyer with recognized expertise in mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, high yield bond financings, corporate finance and business restructuring. Sandra represents public and private companies across industries on the purchase and sale of businesses, raising capital, and corporate governance matters, and advises issuers and shareholders in contested transactions. She also leads the efforts of the firm’s China Practice Group in Ontario.

Media Expertise
Corporate Governance; Mergers & Acquisitions
Languages Spoken

English