Shawn Neylan

Shawn C.D. Neylan Partner

Shawn Neylan


  • University of Victoria (LL.B. 1987)
  • Western Washington University (B.Sc. 1983)

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 1988
  • Ontario, 2000
Representative Work
  • Internal investigations regarding economic sanctions, export controls, cartel law and anti-corruption.
  • Birch Hill Equity Partners and Torquest Partners in connection with the acquisition by Terrapure Environmental, a Birch Hill portfolio company, of the Canadian industrial services and waste management operations of Envirosystems Incorporated, a Torquest portfolio company.
  • Ballard Power Systems in its historic strategic collaboration with Weichai Power, which includes a US$163M equity investment in Ballard by Weichai, a US$20M equity investment in Ballard by Broad-Ocean (an existing Ballard strategic shareholder) and the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture between Ballard and Weichai that will undertake a US$90M program with Ballard to develop next-generation liquid-cooled PEM fuel cells for heavy-duty motive applications (buses, trucks & forklifts).
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  • Global Competition Review’s GCR 100 2018 as a recognized lawyer in Stikeman Elliott’s “elite” Competition Group.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 as a leading lawyer in Competition Law.
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 in Competition/Antitrust Law.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “The Rise of Foreign Direct Investment Regulations and How It Will Affect Private Equity/Venture Capital Transactions”, American Bar Association Business Law Section, August 2020.
  • “Canada’s National Security After COVID-19.”, Conference of Defence Associations Institute, May 2020.
  • “Asian Competition Policy and Practice Roundtable”, Inter-Pacific Bar Association annual conference in Kuala Lumpur, April 2016, (moderator).
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