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McMillan Achieves an Impressive 134 Rankings in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada

News Aug 22, 2022

McMillan is pleased to announce that the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada names 80 lawyers as ‘Leaders’ and 10 as ‘Ones to Watch’ in their respective fields. This recognition by industry peers covers an expansive 35 practice areas, demonstrating the Firm’s diversity of expertise and strength as a leading full-service business law firm.

François Tougas has also earned the distinction of best Competition / Antitrust Lawyer in the city, as he was awarded the title of as Vancouver’s Competition / Antitrust Lawyer of the Year. François is a Partner in McMillan’s Vancouver office, with a practice devoted to Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment and Transport law and policy. His competition / antitrust practice includes merger notification and compliance, acting as advisory counsel in competition and foreign investment regulation, and making representations before the Competition Bureau (Canada).

“François’ recognition as Competition / Antitrust Lawyer of the Year is a strong reflection of his commitment to law and policy”, said Cory Kent, Office Management Partner, Vancouver. “Having practiced competition law for over 30 years, François has in-depth domestic and international experience including making representations before the Competition Bureau (Canada) and advising his clients on regulatory and transactional matters. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Competition Law and Policy at University of British Columbia. He is extremely knowledgeable, making him a tremendous lawyer to his clients, colleagues and students. I join Firm members in all of our offices in congratulation François on this wonderful recognition.”

Congratulations to:

*Denotes “Ones to Watch”

Administrative and Public Law

  • Adam Chisholm, Toronto
  • Robin Junger, Vancouver

Advertising and Marketing Law

  • Daniel Edmondstone, Toronto
  • Janine MacNeil, Toronto
  • James Musgrove, Toronto
  • Joshua Krane, Toronto

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Robert Wisner, Toronto

Asset-Based Lending Practice

  • Paul Avis, Toronto
  • Keith Hanna, Montréal
  • Yonatan Petel, Montréal
  • Jeffrey Rogers, Toronto

Aviation Law

  • Glenn Grenier, Toronto

Banking and Finance Law

  • Paul Avis, Toronto
  • Patrice Beaudin, Montréal
  • Eric Friedman, Toronto
  • Julie Han, Toronto
  • Max Mendelsohn, Montréal
  • Jill Pereira, Vancouver
  • Yonatan Petel, Montréal
  • Alex Ricchetti, Toronto*
  • Jeffrey Rogers, Toronto
  • James Sutcliffe, Vancouver
  • Don Waters, Toronto

Class Action Litigation

  • Teresa Dufort, Toronto
  • Sidney Elbaz, Montréal
  • David Kent, Toronto
  • Scott Maidment, Toronto
  • Lisa Parliament, Toronto

Commercial Leasing Law

  • Mervyn Allen, Toronto

Competition / Antitrust Law

  • Neil Campbell, Toronto
  • David Kent, Toronto
  • Joshua Krane, Toronto
  • James Musgrove, Toronto
  • Guy Pinsonnault, Ottawa
  • François Tougas, Vancouver
  • Éric Vallières, Montréal

Construction Law

  • Jason Annibale, Toronto
  • Geza Banfai, Toronto
  • Annik Forristal, Toronto
  • Glenn Grenier, Toronto
  • Preet Saini, Calgary*

Corporate and Commercial Litigation

  • Carina Chiu, Vancouver*
  • Joséane Chrétien, Montréal
  • Sidney Elbaz, Montréal
  • Samantha Gordon, Toronto*
  • David Kent, Toronto
  • Scott Maidment, Toronto
  • Preet Saini, Calgary*
  • Mark Skwarok, Vancouver

Corporate Law

  • Paul Davis, Toronto
  • Carl De Vuono, Toronto
  • David Dunlop, Toronto
  • Craig Harkness, Calgary
  • Greg McIlwain, Calgary
  • Leo Raffin, Vancouver
  • Leila Rafi, Toronto
  • David Rosentzveig, Montréal
  • Tom Theodorakis, Vancouver
  • Michael Whitcombe, Toronto
  • Enda Wong, Montréal
  • Stephen Wortley, Vancouver

Energy Law

  • Robin Junger, Vancouver
  • Timothy Murphy, Toronto
  • Sean Ralph, Calgary

Energy Regulatory Law

  • Robin Junger, Vancouver

Environmental Law

  • Talia Gordner, Toronto
  • Robin Junger, Vancouver

Equipment Finance Law

  • Patrice Beaudin, Montréal
  • Peter Willis, Toronto

Franchise Law

  • Brad Hanna, Toronto

Information Technology Law

  • Pablo Tseng, Vancouver

Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

  • Stephen Brown-Okruhlik, Toronto*
  • Émile Catimel-Marchand, Montréal*
  • Brett Harrison, Toronto
  • Jeffrey Levine, Toronto
  • Adam Maerov, Calgary
  • Max Mendelsohn, Montréal
  • Waël Rostom, Toronto
  • Vicki Tickle, Vancouver
  • Tushara Weerasooriya, Toronto

Intellectual Property Law

  • Keith Bird, Toronto
  • Peter Giddens, Toronto

International Arbitration

  • Robert Wisner, Toronto

International Trade and Finance Law

  • Neil Campbell, Toronto
  • Jonathan O’Hara, Ottawa

Labour and Employment Law

  • Dianne Rideout, Vancouver

Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

  • Bruce Chapple, Toronto
  • Georges Dubé, Toronto
  • Michael Whitcombe, Toronto

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • Paul Barbeau, Calgary
  • John Clifford, Toronto
  • Paul Davis, Toronto
  • Georges Dubé, Toronto
  • Sandra Knowler, Vancouver
  • Leo Raffin, Vancouver
  • Tom Theodorakis, Vancouver
  • Michael Whitcombe, Toronto
  • Stephen Wortley, Vancouver

Mining Law

  • Georges Dubé, Toronto
  • Cory Kent, Vancouver
  • Stephen Wortley, Vancouver

Municipal Law

  • Kailey Sutton, Toronto*

Natural Resources Law

  • Tom Theodorakis, Vancouver

Privacy and Data Security Law

  • Lyndsay Wasser, Toronto

Product Liability Law

  • Sidney Elbaz, Montréal
  • Teresa Dufort, Toronto
  • Scott Maidment, Toronto
  • Lisa Parliament, Toronto

Project Finance Law

  • Julie Han, Toronto
  • Ahsan Mirza, Toronto
  • Timothy Murphy, Toronto
  • Yonatan Petel, Montréal
  • Candy Saga, Vancouver
  • Peter Willis, Toronto

Real Estate Law

  • Mitchell Allison, Calgary*
  • Nicholas Barton, Calgary*
  • Damon Chisholm, Vancouver
  • Carina Chiu, Vancouver*
  • Sean Coughlin, Toronto*
  • Mary Flynn-Guglietti, Toronto
  • Craig Harkness, Calgary
  • Sonia Rainville, Montréal
  • David Ross, Toronto
  • William Rowlands, Toronto
  • David Slan, Toronto

Securities Law

  • Paul Davis, Toronto
  • Georges Dubé, Toronto
  • Leo Raffin, Vancouver
  • Mark Skwarok, Vancouver
  • Michael Taylor, Vancouver

Structured Finance Law

  • Patrice Beaudin, Montréal
  • Don Waters, Toronto

Tax Law

  • Ted Thiessen, Calgary
  • Jamie M. Wilks, Toronto
  • Mickey M. Yaksich, Toronto

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