McMillan is pleased to announce that 15 of the firm's lawyers are recognized for exceptional expertise in the 2023 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers. McMillan's lawyers deploy real-time business solutions across a range of expertise with particular focus on cross-border transactions and investment into Canada as well as raising debt and equity to help our clients stay ahead in their markets.

Lawyers are selected based on their reputations as leaders in the Finance and M&A sectors as well as high rankings in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Congratulations to:

  • Paul Avis, Toronto
  • Bruce Chapple, Toronto
  • Paul Davis, Toronto
  • Georges Dubé, Toronto
  • Eric Friedman, Toronto
  • Steve Lutz, Toronto
  • Leo Raffin, Vancouver
  • Leila Rafi, Toronto
  • Jeffrey Rogers, Toronto
  • James Sutcliffe, Vancouver
  • Brett Stewart, Toronto
  • Don Waters, Toronto
  • Michael Whitcombe, Toronto
  • Enda Wong, Montréal
  • Sandra Zhao, Toronto

The 2023 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Finance and M&A Lawyers will be distributed with the April 19, 2023 edition of The Globe and Mail and to the readership of Canadian Lawyer Inhouse, Lexpert Legal Newswire and Canadian Newswire Inhouse. This Special Edition will also feature the Excellence Awardees for the 2023 Top Deal Awards presented at the Canadian Law Awards.

Finance Practice

McMillan's Financial Services Group is unique. Unlike most other large Canadian firms, we have a core bank lending practice that is based on lender clients rather than an add-on group relying on borrower-side work generated from corporate practice. We understand the needs of lenders – from the establishment of their operations to originating a loan to selling the loan (or participating, syndicating or moving the risk off balance sheet) to working out the loan. We understand how to structure transactions to meet internal and external requirements (including credit approval, regulatory restrictions and capital requirements). We are a financial services law firm acting for Canadian and international financial institutions and are known for our work in cross-border transactions and strong working relationships with leading US and UK firms.

Mergers and Acquisitions Expertise

The firm's M&A Group delivers an integrated suite of services to help clients navigate the evolving legal landscape from both a transactional and regulatory perspective. Our team has extensive experience and provides trusted counsel to merging parties and related stakeholders in M&A activity across a wide range of industries. Our public and private clients range from Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing small and medium-sized enterprises. We work on M&A transactions originating in Canada, the US and internationally.