1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2500, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1970 (QC)
Practises banking and commercial law in the firm’s Montréal office. Broad experience in domestic and cross-border loan syndications, secured transactions, project finance, international banking transactions, consumer protection legislation, and the regulation of financial institutions. Participates in law reform projects in the areas of commercial law and personal property security law sponsored by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law. Participates in the works of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. Has authored numerous articles and chapters in law reviews and law books. Associate Professor on banking law at the Law Faculty, Université de Montréal. Frequent speaker at conferences in Canada and abroad on topics related to his areas of practice. Chair of the Québec Bar Law Review and the Secured Transactions Committee of the Québec Bar. Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Member of the Québec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Legal Advisory Panel of the Aviation Working Group.
On October 26, 2018, Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B), a leading music, media and technology company, completed the acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited (TSX: NCC.A; NCC.B), one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 101 broadcast licences (72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals) across Canada, in a transaction valued at approximately $506 million.
On May 1, 2018, Transcontinental Inc. (TSX: TCL.A), a leader in flexible packaging in North America and Canada’s largest printer, completed the transformational acquisition of the business of Coveris Americas, a leading flexible packaging business based in Chicago, Illinois, for a purchase price of approximately $1.72 billion, subject to customary purchase price adjustments.
On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (SNC-Lavalin) completed its acquisition of WS Atkins plc (Atkins), one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management, with a leadership position across the infrastructure, transportation and energy sectors, by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the U.K. Companies Act 2006 (the Acquisition).