Megan Shaw
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4170

Megan’s practice focuses on power, infrastructure and mergers and acquisitions, and encompasses a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including franchising and distribution arrangements. She is regularly engaged on significant transactions throughout Canada in a variety of industry sectors and asset classes, including in the social infrastructure, health-care, transportation and renewable energy sectors. 

In her general commercial practice, Megan assists domestic and international clients on a full range of commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating complex service and distribution agreements, major equipment supply agreements, operations and maintenance agreements, business structuring, procurement processes, internal reorganizations, and corporate governance issues. 

In 2012, Megan completed a secondment at a major international retailer where she worked on a variety of corporate commercial matters. She previously completed a secondment at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.


Infrastructure and Power

  • The successful proponent in achieving financial close on the Gordie Howe International Bridge

  • Ontario Power Generation in relation to all aspects of the C$12.8-billion mid-life refurbishment of the 3,512 MW Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada

  • Ontario Power Generation on the design, build, finance and maintain of a water treatment plant

  • Royal Inland Hospital – a C$417-million project to design, build, finance and maintain a new patient-care tower in Kamloops, British Columbia

  • Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project – a project to design, build, finance and maintain the Macdonald Block Complex which is a complex of four towers in Toronto, Ontario  

  • Carillion on certain of its equity transactions involving the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Toronto Forensic Services and Coroners Complex

Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Commercial

  • Maple Leaf Foods on its acquisition of Field Roast Grain Meat Company

  • Gauge Capital on its acquisition of eDynamic Learning

  • A leading multinational pharmaceutical company on the sale of its ortho-clinical diagnostics business to a U.S.-based global asset management firm

  • Agrium Inc. on its acquisition of Viterra's wholesale and retail agri-products division from Glencore International plc and a related third-party sale and divesture transaction

  • Various pension plans and other institutional investors on their private equity, real estate and infrastructure fund investments


  • UAP Inc. in relation to regulatory compliance and the preparation of franchise documentation

  • Belron, owners of the Apple Auto Glass® and Speedy Glass® franchise systems, and other franchised businesses in Canada and internationally, in relation to regulatory compliance and the preparation of franchise documentation

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Speaker: Ontario’s New Construction Act: Managing Transitions and Effective Implementation
Blakes Business Class Seminar, February 26, 2019.
Speaker: Legal Issues and Trends for the Life Science
Blakes Business Class Seminar, November 15, 2017.
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