Michael P Whitcombe is the chair of the board of partners and the national co-chair of the private equity group at McMillan LLP.

Since 2006, Michael has been recognised as one of Canada’s leading business lawyers in Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

He principally practises in the areas of negotiated merger and acquisition transactions (domestic and cross-border), private equity investments, strategic alliances, complex commercial arrangements and corporate governance. Michael regularly advises private equity firms along with other medium and large corporations (both domestic and international) and their boards of directors in connection with their operations throughout Canada. He has significant industry experience in the pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, distribution, service, entertainment, hospitality and tourism sectors. He is a director of a number of Canadian corporations including Porsche Cars Canada Ltd. Michael obtained a degree in Business Administration (BBA) in addition to his LLB and LLM and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987.

Significant clients include: Sun Capital, Oaktree Capital, Arlon Capital, Thoma Bravo, Genstar, Blue Point Capital, Nordic Capital, Novarits and Porsche Canada.