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Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mining Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Natural Resources Law, 2020

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Securities Law, 2020

Chambers Canada, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/Commerical - Ontario, 2020

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Highly Regarded, M&A, 2020

Chambers Canada, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/Commerical - Ontario, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mining Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Natural Resources Law, 2019

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Securities Law, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Neill May - Leading Individual, Corporate/M&A, 2019

The Legal 500 Canada, Neill May - Recommended, Corporate/M&A, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Repeatedly Recommended, Mining, 2019

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Private Equity, 2019

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, M&A, 2019

Chambers Canada, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/Commercial - Ontario, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Private Equity, 2018

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mining Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Natural Resources Law, 2018

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Securities Law, 2018

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Canada's Leading Global Mining Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, 2017

Chambers Canada, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/Commercial: Ontario, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Commercial Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2017

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2017

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Neill May - Recognized, M&A, 2017

Who's Who Legal, Neill May - Recognized, Capital Markets, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Natural Resources Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Securities Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2017

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mining Law, 2017

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Private Equity, 2016

Chambers Canada, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/Commercial: Ontario, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mining Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Natural Resources Law, 2016

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Securities Law, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2016

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Mid-Market, 2016

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2016

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2016

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2016

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mining Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Natural Resources Law, 2015

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Securities Law, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Mid-Market, 2015

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2015

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2015

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2015

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2015

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2014

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2014

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2014

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2014

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Private Equity, 2014

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Natural Resources Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Securities Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2014

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2014

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Mid-Market, 2014

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Neill May - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Mergers & Acquisitions), 2013

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, Mining and Natural Resources, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2013

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2013

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2013

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Mid-Market, 2013

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2013

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2013

Lexpert Special Edition, Neill May - Ranked - Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers in the Globe & Mail's ROB Magazine, Corporate, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2013

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2013

Martindale-Hubbell, Neill May - BV Peer Review Rated, Corporate Finance, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Neill May - Recognized, Banking Finance & Transactional (Mergers and Acquisitions), 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2012

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2012

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Mid-Market, 2012

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Repeatedly Recommended, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Repeatedly Recommended, Private Equity, 2012

PLC Which Lawyer?, Neill May - Recognized, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, 2012

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2011

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2011

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2011

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2011

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Income Funds, 2011

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2011

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Leading, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2011

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2011

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Leading, Capital Markets, 2010

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance & Securities, 2010

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Income Funds, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2010

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2010

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Leading, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2010

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Leading, Capital Markets, 2010

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2010

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2009

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2009

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2009

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2009

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Leading, Capital Markets, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2009

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Consistently Recommended, Income Funds, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Neill May - Highly Recommended, Capital Markets: Debt and Equity, 2009

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Neill May - Highly Recommended, Equity/Capital Markets, 2008

PLC Cross-border Handbook, Neill May - Highly Recommended, Capital Markets, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Most Frequently Recommended, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate Mid-Market, 2008

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2008

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Law, 2008

Chambers Global, Neill May - Ranked, Corporate/M&A, 2008

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Leading, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2008

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate Finance, 2008

IFLR 1000, Neill May - Leading, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2007

Chambers Global, Neill May - Up and Coming, Corporate/M&A, 2007

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Neill May - Highly Recommended, Finance: Equity Capital Markets, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Up and Coming, Corporate Commercial, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Up and Coming, Corporate Finance, 2007

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Up and Coming, Private Equity, 2007

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Ranked, 40 Corporate Lawyers to Watch, 2006

Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate, 2006

Chambers Global, Neill May - Up and Coming, Corporate/M&A, 2006

Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Neill May - Recognized, Mergers and Acquisitions, 2006

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Neill May - Recommended, Finance: Equity Capital Markets, 2006

PLC Cross-border Handbook, Neill May - Highly Recommended, Equity Capital Markets, 2006

Best Lawyers in Canada, Neill May - Recognized, Corporate, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Up and Coming, Corporate Finance, 2006

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Neill May - Up and Coming, Corporate Finance and Securities, 2005

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Neill May - Recommended, Equity Capital Markets, 2005

PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook, Neill May - Recommended, Equity Capital Markets, 2005

Lexpert Magazine, Neill May - Ranked, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2004

Neill May

Partner

nmay@goodmans.ca vCard
Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4187
Fax:   416.979.1234

Neill May is a partner, Co-Chair of the Corporate Securities Group and a member of the Executive Committee at Goodmans. His practice focuses on all aspects of securities law, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Neill has developed a reputation for expertise in securities law and for his ability to negotiate and complete complex and innovative transactions.

Neill has counselled participants in numerous public and private M&A transactions, and has represented clients on both sides of friendly and hostile takeover bids. He has also structured and implemented a vast range of corporate reorganizations and financing transactions, including domestic and cross-border public offerings, and private strategic and venture capital financings.

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Neill’s recent representative work includes acting for:

  • Newmont Mining Corporation in its acquisition of Goldcorp Inc., its Nevada and Galore Creek joint ventures, and in various investments including Continental Gold Inc., Evrim Resources Corp., Irving Resources Inc., Maverix Metals Inc., Orosur Mining Inc. and TMAC Resources Inc.
  • Clairvest Group Inc. and its managed funds in their investments in Also Energy Inc. (and tuck-under Locus Energy Inc.) and Digital Media Solutions, LLC, its divestment of Lyophilization Services of New England, Inc., its investment in and divestment of Cieslok Media Ltd., and the sale by its subsidiary Discovery Air Inc. of its fire services division
  • Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. in their financing of Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship, m/v Asterix
  • Cinram International Inc. in its sale to Najafi Companies
  • Iovate Health Sciences International Inc. in its sale to Xiwang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.
  • CML HealthCare Inc. in its sale by way of plan of arrangement to LifeLabs Ontario Inc.
  • L’Oréal USA in its acquisition of three consumer brands from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (now Bausch Health Companies Inc.)
  • Uranium One Inc. in its privatization by JSC Atomredmetzoloto
  • Vicwest Inc. in the sale of its Building Products Division to Kingspan Group plc and the sale of its Westeel Operating Division to Ag Growth International Inc.
  • Wellington Financial L.P. in the sale of its venture debt business assets and its Fund V loan portfolio to CIBC
  • Blair Franklin Asset Management Inc. in its acquisition by Gluskin Sheff + Associates Inc.

RECOGNITION

Neill is recognized as a leading practitioner of corporate finance law and is repeatedly recommended for mining law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He has been recommended by The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global (corporate/M&A), Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, IFLR 1000 (M&A), Best Lawyers in Canada (corporate) and is also recognized as a leading practitioner in the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining.

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

Neill is a former member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Listing Advisory Committee and the Ontario Securities Commission’s Securities Advisory Committee and Small Business Advisory Committee. He has co-authored reports for the Ontario Securities Commission Task Force on small business financing. Neill is a former Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto - Faculty of Law and heads the firm’s continuing legal education committee.
 

Education University of Toronto (LL.B., 1990)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario