About Our Firm
About McMillan LLP
McMillan is a leading business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solutions-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong. Our firm values – respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence – are at the heart of McMillan’s commitment to serve our clients, our local communities and the legal profession.
Our industry-focused teams follow industry developments and participate in industry associations and events, enabling us to deliver sound practical legal advice informed by knowledge of our clients and their industries. By way of example, we have teams concentrating on the technology, energy, oil and gas, mining, construction & infrastructure, media and entertainment, automotive, health care and transportation sectors.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS
McMillan has the capability to assist clients anywhere in the world. We have a long history of acting for foreign companies looking to set up in the Canadian market. In addition, McMillan has relationships with law firms across Canada and internationally. With such resources, we can obtain quick access to lawyers with the right expertise and depth of jurisdictional knowledge to meet any client need.
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND USE OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
In a service business where knowledge and experience are crucial, we have been proactive in implementing systems and collaboration technology, integral to efficient legal process, that captures and fosters the sharing of knowledge and experience with our clients and among firm members.
PRACTICAL COST-EFFECTIVE LEGAL SOLUTIONS
McMillan prides itself on working with clients to lead consensus around creative and practical solutions, while remaining strong advocates for their interests. We listen carefully to our clients to understand their particular needs and circumstances. We then develop diverse legal teams best suited to meet those needs and circumstances. We do not over-lawyer. Our experience demonstrates that knowing a client’s business and objectives and using a team approach, with appropriate delegation and supervision, allows us to deliver excellent cost-effective results.
VALUE-ADDED CLIENT INITIATIVES
We offer our clients virtual platforms and thought leadership seminars on recent legal developments, timely news bulletins and other sources of up-to-date information regarding developments that may impact their businesses. Our clients are also invited to join in our well-regarded continuing education and training programs.
We are proud of our firm and its history of service to clients, community and the legal profession. We are committed to our well-defined firm values of respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence that steer the firm to sustained quality and excellence while fostering a positive work environment.
In today’s competitive environment, businesses need to be ready to respond. McMillan has the expertise to help your business across a range of specialized services and industries.
Recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors and emerging industries.
Widely acclaimed legal teams delivering solutions-oriented legal advice across practices impacting business success.
Deals & Cases
A selection of industry-defining, publicly disclosed deals and cases of significance.
Specializing in cross-border transactions and business building, and Canada-Asia relations, we serve as trusted counsel to global companies seeking to do business in Canada and Canadian companies that do business abroad.
With close to 300 lawyers and 100 law clerks and paralegals, supported by over 300 business service professionals, we are proud of our firm culture emphasizing client focused responsiveness, expertise and professionalism.
At McMillan, everyone has a seat and a voice at the table. We are committed to the recruitment and advancement of diverse firm members, including women, racialized individuals, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples and LGBTQ + individuals.Learn More
By providing pro bono legal services to people and organizations who otherwise wouldn’t have access to a lawyer, McMillan lawyers are proud to serve their communities and work to change lives.Learn More
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