Photo of Gillian  Muirhead

Gillian Muirhead

Associate
  • Lisa Navarrete
  • Legal Assistant
  • P: 604.408.5427

Practices

Gillian practices corporate and securities law and has experience on a variety of transactions including debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate reorganizations.  She also advises clients on corporate governance and securities regulatory matters, including public issuers with respect to their continuous disclosure obligations.

Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Gillian practised at the Toronto office of a leading Canadian law firm. 

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2015)
  • Law Society of Upper Canada (2012)

Education

  • University of Toronto, (J.D. Hons., 2011)
  • Queen’s University (B.A. Hons., with distinction, 2007)

• Acted for Fortis Inc. in its $600 million bought deal public offering of Series M first preference shares, one of the largest preference share offerings in Canadian history.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. (“BMO”) and CIBC World Markets Inc. (“CIBC”) in connection with Milestone Apartments Real Estate Investment Trust’s (“Milestone”) $115 million bought deal public offering of trust units.

• Acted as Canadian counsel for a syndicate of underwriters led by HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC in connection with an offering by Goldcorp Inc. in the United States under the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system (“MJDS”) of US$1 billion principal amount of notes.

• Acted for CIT Financial Ltd. in connection with the establishment and term conversion of a non-recourse construction and term loan for a 10 MW ground-mount solar project located in Aylmer, Ontario.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by CIBC, Scotia Capital Inc. (“Scotia Capital”), TD Securities Inc. (“TD”) and BMO in connection with Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust’s (“Crombie”) $60 million public offering of trust units and $40 million private placement of class B LP units.

• Acted for Fortis Inc. in connection with the second instalment payment under its $1.8 billion convertible debentures represented by instalment receipts.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO and National Bank Financial Inc. (“NBF”) in connection with HealthLease Properties Real Estate Investment Trust’s (“HealthLease”) $75 million public offering of trust units.

• Acted for a syndicate of dealers led by BMO in connection with the renewal of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority’s (“GTAA”) $1.5 billion medium-term note program and the ongoing obligations under the dealer agreement.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by Scotia Capital, CIBC and BMO in connection with Crombie’s $100 million bought deal private placement of bonds.

• Acted for Xceed Mortgage Corporation in connection with its $53 million acquisition by MCAN Mortgage Corporation by way of a plan of arrangement.

• Acted for a syndicate of agents consisting of Edgecrest Capital and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (“Canaccord”) in connection with a two tranche public offering by North American Palladium Ltd. of $62 million of convertible unsecured subordinated debentures and common share purchase warrants. The securities were offered in Canada by way of a prospectus and in the United States by way of a registration statement filed under MJDS.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO and Canaccord in connection with Altus Group Limited’s $46.1 million public offering of common shares.

• Acted for a syndicate of agents led by Scotia Capital, BMO and CIBC in a private placement by Crombie of $175 million principal amount of notes.

• Acted for a group of lenders, comprised of The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, in connection with the $135.2 million non-recourse construction and term loan for a 60 MW nameplate capacity wind generation project located on McLean’s Mountain, Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

• Acted for a syndicate of agents led by Scotia Capital, BMO, CIBC, NBF and TD in connection with TMX Group Limited’s private placement of $1 billion principal amount of debentures.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO and Canaccord in connection with HealthLease’s $69 million public offering of trust units.

• Acted for a private equity firm in connection with five butterfly reorganizations of the carried interest owned by the Canadian principals.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by BMO and CIBC in connection with the $228 million initial public offering of Milestone, the first initial public offering in the world of a qualifying U.S. real estate investment trust by a non-U.S. entity.

• Acted for a syndicate of dealers led by BMO in connection with the public offering of $400 million principal amount of secured notes issued by GTAA under its medium-term note program.

• Acted for a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord and NBF in connection with the $121 million initial public offering of HealthLease.

• Acted for Minmetals Resources Limited in connection with its $1.33 billion acquisition of the outstanding shares of Anvil Mining Limited.