Barbara Miller’s broad practice is focused on communications, mergers and acquisitions, agribusiness law, corporate governance, public private partnerships and infrastructure projects, and general corporate/commercial matters.
Barbara represents clients on international, cross border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, as well as in connection with restructuring and infrastructure transactions. Her expertise includes providing advice with the structuring of joint venture, partnership and shareholder arrangements, and corporate reorganizations generally. She also actively advises on agreements for the manufacturing, supply, and licensing of goods and services, frequently on behalf of US and other non-Canadian entities, as well as on related regulatory matters, including those applicable to the Canadian nuclear industry.
Previously serving as Co-Chair of the firm’s Communications practice group, Barbara has acted for clients on leading investments, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of telecommunications and broadcasting entities in Canada. Barbara also provides general regulatory advice to local and global members of the communications industry and guides them in their dealings with Canadian regulatory authorities. Involved in film financings, and domestic and international production and co-production agreements, Barbara assists applicants seeking tax credits and other government funding for Canadian television and film projects. She also helps clients to navigate the CRTC’s unsolicited telecommunications and do-not-call list rules, and Canada’s anti-spam legislation.
Frequently advising on matters of corporate governance in respect of both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, Barbara counsels corporate trustees and management teams on their fiduciary duties and assists corporations in establishing and structuring their operations and affairs in compliance with legislative requirements.
Barbara has considerable expertise in relation to Health Canada’s regulatory regime respecting cannabis, having been engaged in providing advice to industry participants since 2013. She has helped applicants for licenses under the Cannabis Act (Canada) and the Cannabis Regulations, and its predecessor legislation, as well as advising on provincial and municipal requirements in connection with retail operations and otherwise. She also supports a broad range of others engaged in the arena, including lenders, private equity and other investors, investment bankers, insurers, suppliers and other service providers. Barbara actively advises start-up operations, those engaged in technological innovation pertaining to the production, cultivation, processing, storage and distribution of cannabis based products and in relation to the packaging and labelling, promotion and marketing and the importation and exportation of cannabis.