Amélie Métivier practises corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on corporate finance and public mergers & acquisitions. She regularly acts for large public companies, underwriters and investors in public offerings, including initial public offerings, bought-deal transactions and cross-border offerings, as well as private placement transactions. She also regularly advises reporting issuers on corporate reorganizations, continuous disclosure obligations, corporate governance matters, the preparation of shareholders’ meetings and other ongoing securities law questions. Ms. Métivier served for several years as assistant corporate secretary of Aeterna Zentaris Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company whose common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Global Market. Ms. Métivier was seconded to the legal department of Quebecor Media in 2004 and to the legal department of Bombardier's corporate office in 2008. In 2003–2004, Ms. Métivier clerked with Justice Pierrette Rayle of the Québec Court of Appeal.
On November 2, 2010, Bombardier completed its issuance and sale of €780 million aggregate principal amount of its new Senior Notes due 2021, which carry a coupon of 6.125 per cent sold at 99.0422 per cent.