government and public policy  

 

For any organization, it is vital to be aware of the public policy process, understand how and why laws and regulations are put into place, and anticipate their impact on doing business. Similarly, governments at all levels collaborate with each other and with private enterprise to deliver services that improve their citizens' quality of life.

Public and private constituencies require legal counsel that can move effortlessly between the worlds of government and business. They need experts who understand the sometimes conflicting needs of these organizations, and can navigate regulatory agencies and governmental bodies.

McMillan's Government and Public Policy Group has a wealth of experience working with all levels of government in Canada. We are a recognized leader in government relations and public policy issues, stemming from our well-established relationships with key decision makers throughout federal, provincial and municipal government.

Our lawyers regularly advise corporations, agencies, non-governmental organizations, associations and governments on government relations and public policy issues, and have initiated changes to legislation in key areas of governmental activity including taxation, competition law, business law, and the regulation of foreign investment.

We are also a market leader in privatization and procurement. We are well-equipped to assist on project planning, procurement, negotiating, and tendering. McMillan legal teams have worked on transactions involving all types of public infrastructure arrangements including privatizations, outsourcing arrangements, public-private partnerships, alternative financing and procurement, concessions, leases, and alternative financing structures.

We have an integrated, experienced group of lawyers, and public policy and government relations professionals. Our focus is on facilitating a mutually beneficial relationship between the regulatory activity of governments and our clients' interests.

April 2016
Aboriginal Bulletin
April 2016

Business Law Bulletin

April 2016
Government Procurement Bulletin
August 2015
Procurement Bulletin
June 2015
Transportation Bulletin
2015
American Bar Association's Transportation and Energy Industries Committee Newsletter
April 2015
Infrastructure Bulletin
February 2015
Transportation Bulletin
February 2015
Economic Sanctions Bulletin
December 2014
Economic Sanctions Brief
November 2014
International Trade Bulletin
December 2013
Energy Bulletin
June 2013
North American Competitiveness in Global Trade: The Role of Transportation, Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 2013
Transportation Bulletin
June 2012
Running Rights and the Public Interest
Sustainable Transportation: Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives, Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Calgary, Alberta
May 2011
Transportation and Innovation: the Roles of Governments, Industry and Academia, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, Québec
May 2011
Transportation and Innovation: the Roles of Governments, Industry and Academia, Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, Gatineau, Québec
June 2008
Shaking Up Canada's Transportation Systems to Meet Future Needs, Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum
November 16, 2007
In Brief, Winter 2007/2008
July 23, 2007
Lang Michener Transportation Alert
July 23, 2007
Lang Michener Transportation Alert