Kate McGilvray
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-2243

Kate's practice focuses mainly on acting for institutional clients on fund investments, direct investments and co-investments. The investments have been in numerous industry sectors, including real estate, infrastructure, private equity, automotive, energy, professional services, health care, insurance and communications.

She has also advised many large Canadian, U.S. and European corporations on M&A, commercial issues, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, divestments and financing issues.

Kate also has significant experience in the not-for-profit industry. In addition to serving on boards, she has assisted clients with many not-for-profit transactions including reorganizations and dissolutions.

Kate practised in the Firm's London, England office for two years. She also practised at an international law firm in Paris, France.

Kate is from Montréal, Quebec, and is fluent in French.


Selected Pension Fund Investment transactions on which Kate has advised:

  • Investments by HOOPP in its European development portfolio

  • Investments by various pension funds in different fund investments

  • Co-investments by various pension funds domestically and internationally including in real estate, professional services, private equity and infrastructure

  • Direct investments by various pension funds domestically and internationally including in private equity and real estate

  • Reorganization of several pension fund structures

Selected M&A transactions on which Kate has advised:

  • Sale by a large automotive company of a division

  • Sale by an affiliate of Syngenta AG of an agribusiness division

  • Investments by a number of pension plans in a transfer from a fund to a REIT