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Sven O. Milelli is the Regional Managing Partner, British Columbia, and a partner in our Business Law Group in Vancouver.

Sven advises public and private corporations in a wide range of industries regarding mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining McCarthy Tétrault, he was a senior associate with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, a leading international law firm, in New York.

Sven's recent experiences include:

  • advising Canadian, U.S. and international acquirers and targets in respect of domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions and take-over bids in the technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial services, retail liquor, publishing and pulp and paper industries;
  • advising issuers and underwriters on cross-border, U.S. and domestic public and private offerings of equity and debt, including initial public offerings, bought deal financings and secondary offerings by companies in the transportation, financial services, technology, communications, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, retail liquor and consumer products industries; and
  • advising Canadian and U.S. venture capital investors in connection with the structuring and implementation of domestic and cross-border investments.

Sven received his BA (Hons.) in Economics and Political Science from Trinity College in 1994 and received his MBA and LLB from the University of Toronto in 1999. He was called to the New York bar in 2000 and the British Columbia bar in 2005.

Sven is recognized by Chambers Canada in the area of corporate and commercial law and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate mid-market, private equity and corporate commercial law.



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