Amelia Miao

Amelia’s practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Amelia regularly represents both issuers and dealers on domestic and cross border public offerings, private placements and listing transactions and has extensive experience advising clients on corporate and securities laws matters.

Amelia also advises public company clients in connection with strategic mandates. In addition to her transactional practice, Amelia routinely advises reporting issuers in relation to ongoing governance and continuous disclosure matters.

Amelia completed her articles with the firm from 2011-2012, during which time she was seconded to the Ontario Securities Commission in the Corporate Finance branch. She also completed a secondment at a Canadian public reporting issuer operating in the retail industry in 2017.

Amelia is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where she teaches securities law in the Global Professional Masters of Law (GPLLM) program. She also serves on the board of directors of the Toronto Foundation.

Representative Work

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Whistler Blackcomb Holdings Inc. in its $1.4 billion acquisition by Vail Resorts
  • Corus Entertainment Inc. in connection with its $2.65 billion purchase of Shaw Media Inc. from Shaw Communications Inc.
  • Mitel Networks Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Aastra Technologies Ltd.
  • TELUS Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Public Mobile Holdings Inc. and acquisition of spectrum licenses from other vendors
  • Corus Entertainment Inc. in connection with its acquisition of various specialty television stations (including Historia and Series + and a 50% interest in TELETOON) from Bell Media Inc. and Shaw Media Inc.
  • Cara Operations Limited in connection with its recapitalization transaction, which included a strategic financing from Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. and concurrent acquisition of Prime Restaurants Inc.

Corporate Finance

  • Hydro One Limited in connection with its $1.83 billion initial public offering and related secondary offerings
  • Hydro One Inc. in the renewal of its $3.0 billion medium term note program and related cross-border issuances
  • Dream Office REIT, Dream Global REIT and Dream Industrial REIT in connection with various public offerings of equity and debt securities
  • Counsel to the selling shareholders in connection with Mitel Networks Corporation’s cross-border secondary offering
  • Counsel to agent syndicate led by RBC Capital Markets and CIBC, for Brookfield Global Infrastructure Securities Income Fund’s $325 million initial public offering
  • Various bond offerings by General Motors Financial of Canada, Ltd. (acted for issuer) and Nissan Canada Financial Services Inc. (acted for agents)


Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jan 11, 2023

    Capital markets activity slows as regulatory changes appear on the horizon

    After a frenzied 18-month period for the capital markets in Canada, 2022 saw a rapid about-face in activity levels, with initial public offering...

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    Capital markets activity slows as regulatory changes appear on the horizon
  • Osler Update Dec 13, 2021

    Progressive changes in a historic year for capital markets activity

    A number of changes were implemented or proposed to reduce uncertainty, create greater efficiency or harmonize rules or the interpretation of those...

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    Progressive changes in a historic year for capital markets activity

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (Nationwide – Canada)
  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Financial and Corporate; M&A (Notable Practitioner)
  • IFLR1000: Rising Stars Awards Americas 2022: Recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ in Mergers & Acquisitions and overall Canada
  • Thomson Reuters: “Stand-out Lawyer”
  • Legal 500:  Recognized as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ in Capital Markets

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Oct 13, 2022

    Five Osler lawyers named 2022 IFLR Rising Stars

    Congratulations to Osler’s Laure Fouin, Shawn Cymbalisty, Amelia Miao, Amanda Heale and Erin Rubin on being named 2022 IFLR Rising Stars. These...

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  • Osler News Feb 16, 2021

    Osler welcomes 12 new partners and 2 new counsel in 2021

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 12 new partners and two new counsel across five of our offices, effective March 1, 2021.

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  • Queen’s University, J.D.
  • Schulich School of Business, B.B.A.
  • Queen's International Study Centre, Certificate in International Business Law


  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association