Amelia  Miao

Amelia Miao

Partner, Corporate

Contact Information

amiao@osler.com

tel: 416.862.4867

Office

Toronto

Areas of Expertise

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2012

Education

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

Language(s)

English

Amelia’s practice focuses on capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Amelia regularly represents both issuers and underwriters 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 M&A transactions. In addition to her transactional practice, Amelia routinely advises reporting issuers regarding 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.

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.2 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its $75 million public offering

  • Fairhaven Pharmaceuticals

    Fairhaven Pharmaceuticals in its acquisition by Liminal BioSciences

  • Teranet Holdings LP

    The underwriters in Teranet Holdings’ $550 million debt offering

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.1 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

  • Dream Global REIT

    Dream Global REIT in its $6.2 billion acquisition by Blackstone

  • RBC Capital Markets

    The syndicate of underwriters in European Residential REIT’s $167 million offering

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.5 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

  • Ventas, Inc.

    Ventas in its acquisition of a high quality Canadian seniors housing portfolio valued at $2.4 billion in partnership with Le Groupe Maurice

  • Halo Pharma

    Halo Pharma in connection with its sale to Cambrex for approximately US$425 million

  • Caterpillar Financial Services Limited

    The dealers in an offering of medium term notes by Caterpillar Financial Services Limited

  • Hydro One Inc.

    Hydro One Inc. in its $1.4 billion offering of Medium Term Notes

  • Dream Global REIT

    Dream Global REIT in its approximately $903 million transaction relating to a 135 property portfolio in the Netherlands

  • Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund

    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund in its take-over bid for Canexus Corporation

  • Hydro One Limited

    Hydro One in its proposed $6.7 billion acquisition of Avista

  • 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)
       

    Other

    • Hootsuite Media Inc. in connection with the US$165 million Series B financing and secondary sale of shares involving Insight Venture Partners, Accel Partners and OMERS Ventures
    • Verafin Inc. in connection with the $60 million financing by Spectrum Equity
    • Marlin Equity Partners in connection with its acquisition of Longview Solutions 
  • Find More

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms: Recognized in Financial and Corporate; M&A (Notable Practitioner)

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