1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2500, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2000 (QC); 2000 (New York)
Partner in the firm’s Montréal office. Banking and finance law expert, focusing on commercial lending, asset securitization, structured finance, and derivatives. Advises on cross-border loan syndications, factoring, and securitization of receivables, derivatives, debt restructuring, and secured transactions generally. In the area of commercial lending, she has broad experience acting for lenders and borrowers in corporate and acquisition financings, asset-based lending, receivables finance, mining, wind farm, health facility and other project financings, equipment financing and leasing, CCAA restructurings, and DIP financing. On structured finance and asset securitization matters, her experience includes acting for originators, purchasers, conduits, and underwriters in a wide range of transactions involving many classes of receivables, and she has extensive experience in covered bond transactions and commodity and inventory finance structures. Admitted to the Bars of Québec and New York in 2000, she holds a master’s degree from Oxford and is a fellow and regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She is also recognized as a leading lawyer by Lexpert® and named a Lawyer of the Year and leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in Canada.
On June 29, 2009, Ford Credit Canada Limited (FCCL) completed a retail loan securitization transaction, receiving proceeds of $0.6 billion. In order to carry out the transaction, Ford Auto Securitization Trust, a newly established master trust sponsored by FCCL, purchased a pool of retail conditional sale contracts from FCCL.
On June 24, 2009, Canadian Road Leasing Company (CRLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Credit Canada Limited (FCCL), completed a lease securitization transaction, receiving proceeds of US$1.3 billion.
On April 15, 2009, Canadian Road Leasing Company (CRLC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Credit Canada Limited (FCCL), completed a lease securitization transaction, receiving proceeds of $600 million.