For more than 30 years, clients have turned to Alain for his precise solutions to their business challenges.
Alain advises leading Canadian companies on corporate matters, as well as on commercial real estate, banking, capital markets and financial service transactions. Financial institutions and borrowers regularly choose Alain to apply his solid legal knowledge to their most important business transactions. An expert in structured finance and private international law, Alain works with clients across a broad range of industries, including telecommunications, mining, energy and real estate.
Alain is a frequent writer and speaker on issues related to secured lending and securitization.
Bank of Montreal
Acted as Canadian counsel to Bank of Montreal and a syndicate of lenders in connection with the refinancing of the (i) US$900 million term loan and the (ii) C$575 million revolving credit facility made available to certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of BRP Inc.
Stingray Group Inc.
Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its $506-million acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, one of Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 101 licences (82 FM and 19 AM) across Canada, and the financing of this acquisition, which included $450 million of new credit facilities and $138 million of equity, comprising a $83-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts, a $40-million private placement of subscription receipts to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and $15 million from the exercise of pre-emption rights from the Boyko Group.
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.
Acted as Canadian counsel to J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in its capacity as dealer manager in the offer to exchange all of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.'s US$520-million 5.875% senior notes for Lions Gate Capital Holdings LLC's 5.875% senior notes due 2024.
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines Limited in its acquisition of all of the exploration assets of Canadian Malartic Corporation, including the Kirkland Lake and Hammond Reef projects, for an aggregate purchase price of US$325 million.
Alstom Transport Canada Inc.
Acted for Alstom Transport Canada Inc. in connection with the supply of light rail vehicles for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, to Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario, for a value of $529 million.
Acted for Énergir Inc. in connection with its Canadian private placement of $200 million Series U first mortgage bonds due 2047.
Group of Leading Financial Institutions
Acted for a group of leading financial institutions in connection with the $1.25-billion refinancing for Air Canada. The group included TD Securities Inc., as representative of the initial purchasers of $200-million of Air Canada's 4.75% senior secured notes due 2023, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent and lender under a new US$1.1-billion senior secured credit facility.
Acted for Énergir Inc. in connection with its Canadian private placement of $125-million principal amount of 3.28% Series T First Mortgage Bonds due 2046.
Acted for Énergir Inc. in connection with its Canadian private placement of $100 million aggregate principal amount of 1.52% Series S First Mortgage Bonds due 2020.
The Blackstone Group
Acted as Canadian counsel to The Blackstone Group in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital Real Estate's assets in a transaction valued at approximately US$23 billion.
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Banking; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate Acquisitions
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Asset Securitization; Banking and Financial Institutions
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Structured Finance Law (Lawyer of the Year 2018, Montréal)
Expert Guides—Structured Finance and Securitization