Greg McIlwain 

Greg McIlwain

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.231.8375
e: greg.mcilwain@mcmillan.ca

overview

Greg’s practice focuses on complex transactions including international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, joint ventures and tax structuring strategies. He has significant expertise in the oil and gas industry, particularly midstream, downstream, petrochemical and services. Greg also has expertise in diversified industries, including food and beverage, insurance and transportation.

Greg is passionate about helping clients overcome complex legal challenges in order to achieve their objectives. He prides himself on taking the time to understand his clients’ businesses and needs and on working tirelessly in order to provide practical legal solutions tailored to their individual situations.

Greg was recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada under the age of 40 in Lexpert’s Rising Stars 2016 competition and as a Leading Lawyer to Watch, Corporate Mid-Market, by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in 2017. He received his J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2003. Prior to attending law school, he completed his bachelor of commerce at the Queen's School of Business, where he graduated with first class honours. Greg was called to the Ontario bar in 2004 and the Alberta bar in 2014.

Representative Matters

  • Acting for The Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Partners L.P. in the sale of their Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for combined cash proceeds of C$1.38 billion.
  • Acting for a Canadian environmental consulting company serving multinational mining companies in the sale to a United States based strategic buyer
  • Acting for publicly traded United States energy company in the ongoing development of a significant petrochemical facility in Canada
  • Acting for a United States strategic buyer in the purchase and financing of a portfolio of Canadian franchised fast-food restaurants
  • Acting for a fee simple mineral title royalty company in the proposed acquisition by a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company by plan of arrangement
  • Acting for a United States private equity investor in the purchase and financing of a Canadian oil and gas services company
  • Acting for a publicly traded United States energy company in the "dropdown" of $1 billion of Canadian assets to a master limited partnership 
  • Acting for a United States private equity sponsor in Canadian aspects of a bid to acquire distressed assets of a North American manufacturer out of CCAA protection
  • Acting for Arcturus Realty Corporation in the sale to SNC-Lavalin Operations & Maintenance

Presentations

Feasibility: What is Considered When Making an Investment? (Panel Discussion)

Publications

No Changes to Arrangements: Alberta Court of Appeal Upholds Directors' Choice of Transaction Structure in Merger of Marquee Energy Ltd. and Alberta Oilsands Inc.
O'Brien's Commercial Forms

News

McMillan lawyers well-represented in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Greg McIlwain named one of Lexpert's Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Education

  • University of Toronto, JD - 2003
  • Queen's University, B.Comm. - 2000

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Alberta bar - 2014
  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2004

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions

Industries

food, beverage and agribusiness

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • PADA Society
  • Chair of Canadian Association of Pediatric Oncology Camps

Community Involvement

Greg is a director and Chair of the Board of Canadian Association of Pediatric Oncology Camps (CAPOC), a national collaboration of camps for children affected by childhood cancer.

Awards & Rankings

  • Named Leading Lawyer to Watch, Corporate Mid-Market, in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Named one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers under 40 in 2016
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Greg’s practice focuses on complex transactions including international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations, joint ventures and tax structuring strategies. He has significant expertise in the oil and gas industry, particularly midstream, downstream, petrochemical and services. Greg also has expertise in diversified industries, including food and beverage, insurance and transportation.

Greg is passionate about helping clients overcome complex legal challenges in order to achieve their objectives. He prides himself on taking the time to understand his clients’ businesses and needs and on working tirelessly in order to provide practical legal solutions tailored to their individual situations.

Greg was recognized as a leading lawyer in Canada under the age of 40 in Lexpert’s Rising Stars 2016 competition and as a Leading Lawyer to Watch, Corporate Mid-Market, by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in 2017. He received his J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2003. Prior to attending law school, he completed his bachelor of commerce at the Queen's School of Business, where he graduated with first class honours. Greg was called to the Ontario bar in 2004 and the Alberta bar in 2014.

  • Acting for The Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Partners L.P. in the sale of their Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for combined cash proceeds of C$1.38 billion.
  • Acting for a Canadian environmental consulting company serving multinational mining companies in the sale to a United States based strategic buyer
  • Acting for publicly traded United States energy company in the ongoing development of a significant petrochemical facility in Canada
  • Acting for a United States strategic buyer in the purchase and financing of a portfolio of Canadian franchised fast-food restaurants
  • Acting for a fee simple mineral title royalty company in the proposed acquisition by a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company by plan of arrangement
  • Acting for a United States private equity investor in the purchase and financing of a Canadian oil and gas services company
  • Acting for a publicly traded United States energy company in the "dropdown" of $1 billion of Canadian assets to a master limited partnership 
  • Acting for a United States private equity sponsor in Canadian aspects of a bid to acquire distressed assets of a North American manufacturer out of CCAA protection
  • Acting for Arcturus Realty Corporation in the sale to SNC-Lavalin Operations & Maintenance
March 2012
Selling a Business in Canada
TerraLex Connections - Newsletter
Volume IIII, Issue 1
2012
O'Brien's Commercial Forms
Co-Editor: Aviation chapter (ongoing)
November 2016
Feasibility: What is Considered When Making an Investment? (Panel Discussion)
Petrochem Canada 2016, Edmonton, Alberta