Sean Brandreth 

Sean Brandreth

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7114
e: sean.brandreth@mcmillan.ca

overview

Sean is an associate in the firm's Business Law Group. Sean's practice focuses on corporate law and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, share and asset sales and a wide range of commercial matters. Sean also advises clients with respect to consumer protection matters.

Sean joined McMillan as a summer student in 2011 and completed his articles with the firm in 2013. While attending law school, Sean volunteered on the Faculty Board Curriculum Committee and Alumni Relations Committee, as the Ontario Bar Association's Law School Student Ambassador, and as Co-Chair of the Corporate Law and Investment Club.

Representative Matters

  • Acted 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 (2016).
  • Regularly acts for a private equity firm in closing transactions (2016 and 2017).
  • Acted for the North American operating unit of a large multinational beverage company in its acquisition of a minority equity position in another beverage company (2016).
  • Acted for a vendor in the sale of shares of a Canadian manufacturer to an international technology and manufacturing company (2016).
  • Acted for Wind Mobile in obtaining a $425 million secured working capital and capex facility with Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal and CIBC as co-arrangers and a syndicate of lenders (2015).
  • Acted for SEMAFO Inc. (TSX, OMX: SMF) in connection with a US$90 million term loan provided by Macquarie Bank Limited, the proceeds of which were used by SEMAFO Inc. to acquire all of the shares of Orbis Gold Limited pursuant to a public offer in Australia (2015).
  • Acted for Richards Packaging Inc., a leading packaging distributor in Canada, in connection with the financing related to its acquisition of Healthmark Services Ltd. (2015).
  • Acted for Skyway Canada Limited in refinancing of a debt facility related to the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of PERI Scaffolding Services Inc. a subsidiary of PERI GmbH (2015).
  • Acted for a real estate company with respect to a secured credit facility (2015).
  • Acted for a renewable energy real estate company in its acquisition of a solar facility (2015).
  • Acted for a manufacturer of woodworking products for furniture in North America with respect to a secured credit facility (2015).
  • Acted for Tennenbaum Capital Partners in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors including Globalive Capital, West Face and LG Capital Investors, of the interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (doing business as WIND Mobile) (2014).
  • Acted for Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited and the purchaser in the financing of the acquisition of the assets and undertaking of English Bay Batter (2014) Ltd, a North American market leading bakery company producing premium gourmet cookies and frozen and refrigerated dough (2014).
  • Counsel to Fengate Capital Management in respect of the development of a $235 million, 40 MW biomass generating facility in Merritt, British Columbia, including the debt financing of a $180 million credit facility by a syndicate of lenders (2014).
  • Acted for a publicly-listed Canadian mining company in connection with a senior secured credit facility of up to US $60 million to fund the proposed acquisition of the shares of a publicly-listed international mining company (2014).
  • Acted for a pharmaceutical company in connection with a secured credit facility (2014).
  • Acted for a multinational plastics company with respect to an application for surplus funds in a Canadian pension plan (2014-2015).
  • Provide advice for automotive finance companies relating to consumer protection matters (since 2013).
  • Counsel to Fengate Capital Management in respect of the development of a $235 million, 40 MW biomass generating facility in Fort St. James, British Columbia, including the debt financing of a $175 million credit facility by a syndicate of lenders (2013).

Publications

And then there were none; Ontario has repealed the Bulk Sales Act
Now in Force: Ontario's Healthy Menu Choices Act, 2015
Business Law Advisory Council Releases Fall 2016 Report
New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations
OSFI Publishes Letter regarding the Tightening of its Supervisory Expectations for Mortgage Underwriting
Banking Regulation 2016, Canada chapter
Budget 2016: Introduction of a Bail-in Regime
OSFI Releases Draft Guideline on Application of IFRS 9 to Financial Instruments and Disclosure Obligations
New Business Law Advisory Council to Modernize Ontario's Business Laws
OSFI releases guidelines in response to revised Pillar 3 disclosure requirements
OSFI Publishes Letter on Plans to Update Capital Requirements for Residential Mortgages
OSFI Updates Financial Assessment Criteria for Composite Risk Rating
Mind Your Margin: OSFI Releases Draft Guideline on Margin Requirements for Non-Centrally Cleared Derivatives
OSFI Publishes Draft of Revised Guideline for Minimum Capital Test for Federally Regulated Property and Casualty Insurance Companies
OBSI and ADRBO Approved as Banking External Complaint Bodies
The Federal Budget: What Financial Institutions Need to Know
Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2015, Canada chapter
Ontario Announces Major Plans for the Ontario Electricity Market and Creates Infrastructure Opportunities
Supreme Court of Canada Holds that Some Provincial Consumer Protection Legislation Applies to Banks – Bank of Montreal v Marcotte
OSFI Releases Final Liquidity Adequacy Requirements Guideline and Other Related Developments
OSFI Releases Draft Leverage Requirements Guideline
OSFI Releases Final Liquidity Adequacy Requirements Guideline – and Other Related Developments
Disclosure of Changes to the Board or Senior Management of Federally Regulated Financial Institutions (FRFIs)
OSFI – Draft Residential Mortgage Insurance Guideline – The Impact on Mortgage Lenders
Canada Chapter
OSFI releases cyber security self-assessment memorandum and guidance

News

McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2018 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers ranked in the 2017 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
McMillan lawyers rank well in the 2016 IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide
Financial Services Group contribute chapter to the Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation 2015 Edition

Education

  • Queen's University, Faculty of Law, J.D. - 2012
  • McGill University, B.Com - 2009

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 2013

Practices

business law
mergers and acquisitions
private equity
regulatory compliance
business formation
financial services
corporate finance
corporate governance

Industries

private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
banking, finance and insurance
energy

Awards & Rankings

  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2018 as a rising star in banking and financial services
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2017 as a rising star in banking and financial services
  • IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide 2016 as a rising star in banking and financial services
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP Prize in Civil Procedure, Queen's University
  • David Sabbath Prize in Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Queen's University
  • Graduated with Great Distinction and was awarded the Misawa Homes Prize in International Business, McGill University
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Sean is an associate in the firm's Business Law Group. Sean's practice focuses on corporate law and transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, share and asset sales and a wide range of commercial matters. Sean also advises clients with respect to consumer protection matters.

Sean joined McMillan as a summer student in 2011 and completed his articles with the firm in 2013. While attending law school, Sean volunteered on the Faculty Board Curriculum Committee and Alumni Relations Committee, as the Ontario Bar Association's Law School Student Ambassador, and as Co-Chair of the Corporate Law and Investment Club.

  • Acted 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 (2016).
  • Regularly acts for a private equity firm in closing transactions (2016 and 2017).
  • Acted for the North American operating unit of a large multinational beverage company in its acquisition of a minority equity position in another beverage company (2016).
  • Acted for a vendor in the sale of shares of a Canadian manufacturer to an international technology and manufacturing company (2016).
  • Acted for Wind Mobile in obtaining a $425 million secured working capital and capex facility with Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal and CIBC as co-arrangers and a syndicate of lenders (2015).
  • Acted for SEMAFO Inc. (TSX, OMX: SMF) in connection with a US$90 million term loan provided by Macquarie Bank Limited, the proceeds of which were used by SEMAFO Inc. to acquire all of the shares of Orbis Gold Limited pursuant to a public offer in Australia (2015).
  • Acted for Richards Packaging Inc., a leading packaging distributor in Canada, in connection with the financing related to its acquisition of Healthmark Services Ltd. (2015).
  • Acted for Skyway Canada Limited in refinancing of a debt facility related to the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of PERI Scaffolding Services Inc. a subsidiary of PERI GmbH (2015).
  • Acted for a real estate company with respect to a secured credit facility (2015).
  • Acted for a renewable energy real estate company in its acquisition of a solar facility (2015).
  • Acted for a manufacturer of woodworking products for furniture in North America with respect to a secured credit facility (2015).
  • Acted for Tennenbaum Capital Partners in its acquisition, together with a consortium of investors including Globalive Capital, West Face and LG Capital Investors, of the interests of VimpelCom Ltd. in Globalive Wireless Management Corp. (doing business as WIND Mobile) (2014).
  • Acted for Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited and the purchaser in the financing of the acquisition of the assets and undertaking of English Bay Batter (2014) Ltd, a North American market leading bakery company producing premium gourmet cookies and frozen and refrigerated dough (2014).
  • Counsel to Fengate Capital Management in respect of the development of a $235 million, 40 MW biomass generating facility in Merritt, British Columbia, including the debt financing of a $180 million credit facility by a syndicate of lenders (2014).
  • Acted for a publicly-listed Canadian mining company in connection with a senior secured credit facility of up to US $60 million to fund the proposed acquisition of the shares of a publicly-listed international mining company (2014).
  • Acted for a pharmaceutical company in connection with a secured credit facility (2014).
  • Acted for a multinational plastics company with respect to an application for surplus funds in a Canadian pension plan (2014-2015).
  • Provide advice for automotive finance companies relating to consumer protection matters (since 2013).
  • Counsel to Fengate Capital Management in respect of the development of a $235 million, 40 MW biomass generating facility in Fort St. James, British Columbia, including the debt financing of a $175 million credit facility by a syndicate of lenders (2013).
December 2016
Business Law Advisory Council Releases Fall 2016 Report

Business Law Bulletin

November 2016
New record-keeping requirements for Ontario corporations

Business Law Bulletin

July 2016
OSFI Publishes Letter regarding the Tightening of its Supervisory Expectations for Mortgage Underwriting
Financial Services and Financial Services Regulatory Bulletin
May 2016
Banking Regulation - 3rd Edition

Global Legal Insights

2016
Banking Regulation 2016, Canada chapter

Getting the Deal Through

April 2016
Budget 2016: Introduction of a Bail-in Regime
Financial Services Bulletin
July 2015
OBSI and ADRBO Approved as Banking External Complaint Bodies

Financial Services Bulletin

August 2014
OSFI Releases Final Liquidity Adequacy Requirements Guideline and Other Related Developments
Commercial Insolvency Reporter
Reproduced with permission of the publisher LexisNexis Canada Inc. from Commercial Insolvency Reporter, Vol. 26, No. 6, August 2014
2014
Canada Chapter
Getting the Deal Through - Banking Regulation 2014
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation 2014, (published in April 2014; contributing editor: David E Shapiro of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz )
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www.GettingTheDealThrough.com