Myriam Fortin
Myriam Fortin
(514) 397-3270
(514) 397-5431
1155 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Fl 40, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1999 (QC)
Myriam Fortin is a senior associate in the Environment and Energy Groups, and heads our environmental practice in Montreal. She acts on a wide range of corporate, transactional and environmental litigation matters of a business clientele and advises and represents clients in their dealings with both private parties and governmental authorities with respect to all regulatory and contractual environmental issues which may arise in the context of new projects, ongoing operations, purchase and sale transactions, reorganizations, leases, financing, change in land use or the cessation of activities. Her practice notably includes all questions relating to environmental authorizations, environmental impact assessment, hazardous materials, land contamination, off-site migration, site remediation and restoration, water withdrawals, effluent discharges, air emissions, noise, and other environmental regulatory requirements, climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and cap and trade systems, and public environmental disclosure.
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In a joint venture with an undisclosed Canadian institutional partner Kevric Real Estate Corporation Inc. purchased the office tower at 600 de la Gauchetière West in Montréal, Quebec, for C$187M.
Digital Colony, a global investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure, announced the completion of their purchase of Cogeco Peer 1, a leading provider of colocation, network connectivity and managed services, from Cogeco Communications Inc. (TSX: CCA) for $720 million to create a standalone business under a new brand.
On April 2, 2019, ZCL Composites Inc. (TSX: ZCL) and Shawcor Ltd. (TSX: SCL) completed its $312 million statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act whereby Shawcor Ltd. acquired all the issued and outstanding common shares of ZCL Composites Inc. for $10.00 per common share payable in cash.
On September 14, 2018, Boralex Inc. (“Boralex”), a Canadian leader in the development and operation of renewable energy facilities and France’s largest independent producer of onshore wind power, completed the acquisition of all of the economic interests of Invenergy Renewables, LLC (“Invenergy”) in five wind farms in Québec, for a total cash consideration of approximately $215 million.
On June 5, 2018, Transurban (ASX: TCL) acquired 100% of the equity interests in the A25 toll road asset and concession in Montréal, from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. Transurban has assumed responsibility for the management and operations of the A25.
In the culmination of a complex cross-border bankruptcy sales and auction process, on February 28, 2017, Performance Sports Group Ltd. (PSG) announced the completion of the sale of substantially all of its assets to an investor group led by Sagard Holdings Inc. (Sagard) and Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (Fairfax) for US$575 million, subject to certain adjustments, and the assumption of related operating liabilities.
On July 5, 2016, North American Lithium Inc. completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of a Lithium Project located in the municipality of La Corne, Québec, as well as certain other assets, from KSV Kofman Inc., in its capacity as court-appointed receiver of Québec Lithium Inc., RB Energy Inc. and Sirocco Mining Inc.
On September 2, 2016, Cara Operations Limited (“Cara”), Canada’s oldest and largest full-service restaurant company, completed its acquisition of Groupe St-Hubert Inc. (“St-Hubert”), Québec's leading full-service restaurant operator as well as fully-integrated food manufacturer, for $537 million.
On July 7, 2016, Lydall, Inc. (Lydall) completed its acquisition of Texel Technical Materials, Inc. (Texel), for approximately US$96 million in cash.
On May 20, 2016, Lowe’s Companies Inc. (Lowe’s) completed its friendly acquisition of Rona Inc. (Rona) by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec) for $3.2 billion.
Element Financial Corporation acquired the assets and operations of PHH Arval, PHH Corporation's North American fleet management services business, for a purchase price of US$1.4 billion in cash. Element also assumed PHH's obligations under the PHH fleet securitization programs in the US and Canada.