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David Dunlop is a leading business law practitioner with extensive experience advising clients in private equity, aerospace and defence, and manufacturing, as well as real estate, media, communications and entertainment.

With recognized expertise in negotiating transactions and complex commercial arrangements, David’s primary focus is assisting in the acquisition and sale of businesses, private equity transactions, corporate finance, corporate governance and outsourcing.

David regularly advises on all aspects of corporate / commercial matters, acting for domestic and international clients in regard to corporate establishment, restructuring and operations. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in corporate law and in the 2019 Lexpert Guide to the US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in cross-border practices.

Over the course of his career, David has served two secondments as interim general counsel of a multinational financing corporation. He also draws on significant experience in sales and marketing of commercial and consumer products and services.

David is a member of McMillan’s Management Committee.



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Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized in the 2021 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Technology Lawyers as a Leading Technology Lawyer
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate Mid-Market
  • Recognized in the 2019 Lexpert/ROB Energy – Special Edition as one of Canada’s Leading Energy lawyers
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
  • Recognized by the 2019 Lexpert Guide to the US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada as a leading Canadian lawyer in cross-border practices
  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate Mid-Market
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2019) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate Mid-Market
  • Ranked by Lexpert Guide (2018) as a leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyer in Canada
  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada (2018) as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Community Involvement

  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres International
  • Junior Achievement of Canada
  • United Way of Peel

Education & Admissions

1989
Called to the Ontario bar
1987
LLB Queen's University
1981
B.Comm.University of Toronto

Publications