John F. Clifford

McMillan LLP

181 Bay St, Suite 4400, Brookfield Pl, Bay Wellington Twr
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Phone: (416) 865-7134
Fax: (416) 865-7048
E-mail: [email protected]

John’s practice is focused on M&A transactions, complex commercial matters and reorganizations, and competition law matters. He has extensive experience advising a diverse range of PE and other clients on domestic and cross-border deals across many industries. Recognized internationally for his M&A and competition law expertise and experience, Who's Who Legal identifies John as one of the top M&A lawyers in Canada and states that John is "top notch by all accounts," "very client focused" and "always delivers." John is a long-time member of the ABA M&A Committee. He was the inaugural Chair of a working group of Canadian M&A deal lawyers that studies and develops reports for the ABA's M&A Committee on trends in deal terms used in Canadian private company acquisitions, and was Chair of that working group for seven years. Currently, he is co-Chair of a Task Force that is updating the ABA's model asset purchase agreement. In the past four years John has been named to the prestigious global list of OUTstanding Leading LGBT+ Executives as presented by the Financial Times/Yahoo Finance, in recognition of his business achievements and impact on LGBT inclusion within McMillan and externally. Previously he received a Lexpert Zenith Award and an Out On Bay Street “Leaders To Be Proud Of” Award.

Year Called to the Bar:1989 (ON)
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