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McMillan Wins Two IFLR1000 2021 Deal of the Year Awards: Equity Capital Markets and Restructuring & Insolvency

News Sep 21, 2021

McMillan is proud to announce that it has won two prestigious Deal of the Year awards at the 2021 IFLR000 Canada and United States awards. We are honoured to be selected for our role in the Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year and the Restructuring & Insolvency Deal of the Year. This recognition is a testament to McMillan’s expertise, market leadership and deep commitment to client service.

Presented annually, the prestigious IFLR1000 Canada and United States Deal of the Year awards celebrate the most innovative deals and the best-performing firms and lawyers. Through in-depth research, peer review and client feedback, the awards will celebrate the most impactful legal work of 2021.

Equity Capital Markets Deal of the Year: Creation of Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation and Brookfield Renewable Corporation

The unit split and creation of Brookfield Infrastructure Corporation merits the Capital Markets Deal of the Year Award, for its unique economic and accounting perspectives. The transaction offers new investing options in Brookfield Renewable’s globally diversified, multi-technology renewable power portfolio. The McMillan team provided British Columbia corporate and securities law advice, with a team that included Janet Derbawka, Cory Kent, Joanna Dawson and Andjela Sabet.

McMillan’s Capital Markets & Securities Group helps clients in Canada, the United States and around the world navigate the capital markets and reach their goals, while remaining in compliance with applicable regulations. Our breadth of experience allows us to provide advice to clients ranging from Fortune 500 to fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises as they move through the phases of growth.  We advise on all aspects of securities laws, including equity and debt offerings, bought deals, Canadian, US and other international listings, investment fund/structured product offerings, capital re-organizations, corporate governance and on-going compliance, and registration of dealers and advisers.

Restructuring & Insolvency Deal of the Year: Cirque du Soleil CCAA

The Restructuring of Cirque du Soleil earned the title of Restructuring Deal of the Year for its complex and significant cross-border component. The closing of a sale transaction with secured lenders and emergence from creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) in Canada and Chapter 15 in the United States, marks a milestone for the world leading live entertainment company. Cirque du Soleil is renowned for producing circus arts shows and a large variety of entertainment forms, including multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. McMillan represented the lenders with a team led by Waël Rostom and Emile Catimel-Marchand.

McMillan’s Insolvency & Restructuring Group is one of Canada’s leading business Insolvency & Restructuring practices. The team specializes in facilitating corporate cross-border restructuring transactions and proceedings for a variety of stakeholders, with expertise in developing and executing creative and practical cross-border bankruptcy and restructuring strategies and solutions. The team work with clients to structure joint and parallel insolvency filings involving Canada and other countries and coordinate Canadian proceedings with US Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 cases.  The highly skilled team includes top-ranked lawyers known for their expertise and creative problem-solving, allowing McMillan to deliver the highest standards of transactional and structuring leadership. The team has an outstanding track record of achieving successful outcomes for our clients.


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