Anthony Arquin

Partner

Anthony Arquin

Anthony Arquin

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2006

Anthony provides clients with creative and practical solutions informed by a thorough understanding of trends in both business and real estate.

He advises on commercial real estate sales and purchases, development projects and joint ventures for public and private corporations in Canada and internationally. He has significant experience in working on mixed-use complexes and commercial co-ownerships. Developers, managers, pension funds and a wide range of real estate companies consistently count on Anthony for his superior negotiating and drafting skills.

Anthony was named a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star and Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, Montréal (2019) by Best Lawyers. A recipient of the INOVA Award from the Urban Development Institute of Québec (2017) and the ARISTA Young Professionals in Québec award (2016), Anthony takes an active role in fostering and supporting Québec’s real estate industry.

Anthony Arquin

Partner

Anthony provides clients with creative and practical solutions informed by a thorough understanding of trends in both business and real estate.

He advises on commercial real estate sales and purchases, development projects and joint ventures for public and private corporations in Canada and internationally. He has significant experience in working on mixed-use complexes and commercial co-ownerships. Developers, managers, pension funds and a wide range of real estate companies consistently count on Anthony for his superior negotiating and drafting skills.

Anthony was named a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star and Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, Montréal (2019) by Best Lawyers. A recipient of the INOVA Award from the Urban Development Institute of Québec (2017) and the ARISTA Young Professionals in Québec award (2016), Anthony takes an active role in fostering and supporting Québec’s real estate industry.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.

Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge in its partnership with Cirque du Soleil to launch an innovative concept in family entertainment centres. The first family entertainment centre of Cirque du Soleil in Canada, CREACTIVE, will open in the Vaughan Mills centre, owned by Ivanhoé Cambridge, in 2019.

Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.

Acting for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with a mixed-use development project on De la Montagne Street in downtown Montréal that features 18 luxurious condos and a Four Seasons luxury hotel with approximately 160 rooms, as well as approximately 25,000 sq.ft. of commercial space. This development project is located next to Holt Renfrew - Ogilvy's luxury store.

Blue Property Holdings L.P.

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprising The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel and Club de hockey Canadien. Davies is representing the joint venture in the development of Tour des Canadiens 3, a new 55-storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal, and in the establishment of its co-ownership with Tour des Canadiens 2.

Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.

Acting for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the Quartier Royalmount major mixed-use development project at the intersection of Highways 15 and 40 in Town of Mount Royal, in Montréal.

Immostar

Acting for Immostar in its joint venture and development project Les Loges St-Nicolas, in Lévis (Saint-Nicolas), on the south shore of Québec City. This ground-up development is expected to comprise eight phases totalling 850 condo-style rental apartments for a development cost exceeding $250 million.

Jesta Capital Corp.

Acting for Jesta Capital Corp. in connection with the redevelopment of Gare Viger, a historical site in Old Montréal. It is a $300-million project for a fully integrated mixed-use development comprising a 20-floor residential tower; a worldwide branded hotel with over 175 rooms and suites; retail premises on the ground floor; a 10 floor office tower; and an important underground parking facility

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.

Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with a joint venture with Pierre Moffet and Sobeys Québec for the development of Project QB, a mixed multi-residential and commercial complex that will eventually feature more than 400 rental units and 200 condominiums in the Cité-Universitaire district of Québec City.

Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.

Acted for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the sale to OMERS of 50% of Quartier Dix30, a mega retail centre located in Brossard, on Montréal's South Shore. Located at the intersection of Highways 10 and 30, the 210 acre site is Canada's second largest shopping centre and home to more than 300 stores, 50 restaurants, two performance venues, a cinema, a hotel and 330,000 sq.ft. of office space.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoé Cambridge (CFIC Pointe-Claire L.P.)

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with their joint venture for the acquisition of a 58-acre real estate property in the City of Pointe-Claire, Québec.

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and Hydro-Québec Pension Fund in connection with the acquisition from 2020 University Associates, LP and redevelopment of the 525,000 sq. ft. office tower located at 2020 University Street in Montréal, Québec.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the sale of Carrefour de l'Estrie, one of the largest shopping centres in Québec, to an affiliate of Groupe Mach.

Immostar Group

Acted for Immostar in the establishment of a partnership with Claridge Inc., Ivanhoé Cambridge and Fiera Capital with regards to land acquisitions and the real estate development of a residential project in Québec City featuring approximately 475 apartments.

Immostar Group

Acting for Immostar in the implementation of the co-ownership structure and the real estate development of Le Maguire Avenue, a mixed-use building in Québec City, featuring 33-luxury condominium and a retail ground floor.

Redbourne Realty Fund IV

Acting for Redbourne Realty Fund IV in its acquisition of real estate properties in the greater Montréal area.

SmartCentres REIT

Acted for SmartCentres REIT in the formation of a 50:50 joint venture with Jadco Construction, known as Laval Centre Apartments Limited Partnership, into which SmartCentres contributed development lands located in Laval, Quebec.

Brivia Group

Acting for Brivia Group in the development and financing of NEST Condos, an 11-storey building in downtown Montréal offering 97 residential condominiums and commercial spaces.

Les Propriétés Atwater Inc.

Acted for Les Propriétés Atwater Inc. in its joint venture with Société Immobilière Bourgie Inc. for the acquisition of a multi-residential building in Montréal.

Régie des installations olympiques

Acted for Régie des installations olympiques, a governmental body owning the Montréal Olympic Stadium, in connection with the lease to Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, of approximately 150,000 square feet.

GRI Capital

Acting for GRI Capital in connection with real estate transactions.

Merrimac Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Acted for Merrimac Manufacturing Co. Inc. and First Lasalle Equities Corporation in connection with the sale and leaseback to Skyline Commercial Real Estate Holding Inc. of five commercial properties located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.

Régie des installations olympiques

Acting for Régie des installations olympiques, a governmental body owning the Montréal Olympic Stadium, in connection with real estate transactions.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprised of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and the Club de hockey Canadien. Representing the joint venture, Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C., in connection with the development of Tour des Canadiens 2, a new 49 storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited, the world's largest oilfield services company, in its investment in CelluForce, a leader in the development of cellulose nanocrystals.

Nexter Systems

Acting as counsel to Nexter on corporate and commercial matters. Nexter is a French government-owned industrial group in the land defence sector.

Les Propriétés Atwater Inc.

Acted for Les Propriétés Atwater Inc. in connection with a joint venture with Ipso Facto Real Estate for the acquisition from Gestion Gerace Ltée and the financing of five multi-residential properties in Montréal.

Plenary Group

Acted for a consortium led by Plenary Group in connection with a request for proposal for the project involving the design, construction, finance and maintenance of the new Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) commuter train maintenance centre in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Québec.

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in connection with the acquisition from Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ of a 50% interest in the Place Québec immovable complex located at 900 and 1050 René-Lévesque boulevard East and 880 Honoré-Mercier in Québec City, and in connection with a mixed-use development project comprising commercial and office spaces and residential condominium units.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with the full surrender by Sears Canada Inc. of its leases at four shopping centres, and the partial surrender by Sears of its lease at a fifth shopping centre, for a total consideration of $400 million.

National Money Mart Company

Acted for National Money Mart Company in connection with a global revolving credit facility of US$180 million.

Groupe Prével

Acted for Groupe Prével in connection with its acquisition of a real estate property located between Saint-Paul and William Streets in Old Montréal, Québec. The site is being redeveloped as a residential complex known as the 21e Arrondissement.

Shareholders of MIP Inc. and M.I.P. Global Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of MIP Inc. in connection with the sale to Banyan Capital Partners of a majority interest in MIP Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of textile and related products for the health care industry in North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. In addition to its Canadian operations, the acquired business of MIP includes subsidiaries in Germany, the UK, China and Peru.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the sale to Ivanhoé Cambridge of a 50% interest in Carrefour de l'Estrie shopping centre located in Sherbrooke, Québec, which is the largest shopping centre in Québec's Eastern Townships region, and the resulting joint venture.

Groupe Maskatel

Acted for the shareholders of Groupe Maskatel in connection with its sale to Birch Hill Equity Partners. Groupe Maskatel offers telecommunications and broadcasting services, local telephone services, high speed internet and digital IP television in Québec.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with a 50/50 Canadian retail joint venture with Oxford Properties Group. As part of the transaction, CPPIB acquired a 50% interest in the approximately 1 million square foot Upper Canada Mall, in Ontario, from Oxford Properties Group, and Oxford Properties Group acquired a 50% interest in the 1.5 million square foot Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre, in Québec, from CPPIB.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in the acquisition of a major ownership interest in, and joint venture redevelopment with Armadale Properties Limited of the 170-acre Buttonville Airport site.

Groupe Prével and Claridge Properties Ltd.

Acted for Groupe Prével and Claridge Properties in connection with their joint venture for the development of the former Séville Theatre in Montréal, Québec.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for the initial purchasers, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, in a US$255-million private placement of senior secured notes due 2018 issued by Tembec Industries Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tembec Inc.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in its land assembly of over 5 million square feet of land around the Bell Centre in Montréal, Québec, including the Windsor Station complex. As part of the purpose of Windsor Station, Canadian Pacific has entered into a long-term lease with Cadillac Fairview to remain the principal tenant of Windsor Station. Windsor Station is located at 1160 De La Gauchetière in downtown Montréal and represents an important heritage property. It houses more than 300,000 square feet of leasable office space.

Meridiam Infrastructure Managers S.A.R.L.

Acted for the consortium comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure Managers and Pomerleau Construction which was shortlisted to respond to a request for proposal from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Agence des partenariats public-privé du Québec for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new Montréal concert hall.

Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc.

Acted for Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES), part of the St-Laurent Énergies consortium, consisting of EDF Énergies Nouvelles, Hydromega Services Inc. and RES, which was awarded five wind farm projects by Hydro-Québec Distribution representing a total capacity of 954 MW. These five projects represent a total anticipated investment in excess of $2 billion.

Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd.

Acted for the Miami Access Tunnel consortium, comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd. for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the US$1.3 billion greenfield Port of Miami Tunnel project. Davies also acted as lead counsel for the consortium on the financing of the Project, with the senior debt financing of US$340 million being provided through a club of 10 international banks and the subordinated debt financing of US$341 million being provided as a 35-year fixed rate loan by the United States Department of Transportation under the federal TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998) program. This project was awarded the 2009 Global PPP Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine and the 2009 Americas PPP Deal of the Year by each of Project Finance International and Project Finance magazine.

Amcor Limited

Acted for Amcor Limited in the sale of its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging operation in six countries in Europe to La Seda de Barcelona S.A. in a transaction valued at 430 million euros.

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Acted for Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (now known as Resolute Forest Products) in connection with its merger of equals with Bowater Incorporated to create a company with a combined enterprise value of US$8 billion.

Amcor Limited

Acted for Amcor Limited in the sale of its White Cap business in Europe, Asia, Brazil and the US to Silgan Holdings Inc. for a base price of $230 million.

Speaking Engagement

Strategic Day on Real Estate and Urban Development Conference, “Multiphase Development Projects – Development of the Tours des Canadiens”; Montréal, QC

Sept. 17, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Consultant, Urban Development Institute of Québec, Webinar: “Impacts of Montréal 20-20-20 Affordable Housing Bylaw: Discussion With Industry Experts”; Montréal, QC

July 04, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Annual Convention of the Canadian Association of Paralegals, “Municipal Law Recent Changes and Their Impact on Real Estate Developments”; Montréal, QC

June 13, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Co-Speaker, Strategic Days on Commercial Leases, “Landlord Innovations in a Competitive Retail Market“; Montréal, QC

May 07, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Montréal Real Estate Forum 2019, “What Are Entrepreneurs Doing in Today’s Market to Succeed?”; Montréal, QC

Apr. 17, 2019

Bulletin

Draft Legislation Confirms Exemptions from Transfer Duties for Partnerships

Feb. 27, 2019 - The Québec government recently provided greater certainty for situations in which a partnership (a limited partnership, general partnership or undeclared partnership) is involved in the transfer of an immovable in Québec. On February 26, 2019, Bill 13, An Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act...

Bulletin

Disclosure of Details About Purchasers of Real Property in Québec

Feb. 14, 2019 - The Québec government plans to require disclosure of the country of residence, citizenship and other information about purchasers of real property in Québec. On February 13, 2019 the draft Regulation respecting the form for presenting an application for registration of a transfer of an...

Bulletin

City of Montréalʼs Right of First Refusal: Designation of Affected Sectors

Oct. 23, 2018 - The City of Montréal (City) now has the power to exercise a right of first refusal to purchase property within the sectors it has previously determined by bylaw, after the seller has accepted an offer to purchase. This power, which is under Schedule C of its Charter (CQLR, c C-11.4),...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Real Estate: Québec

The Legal 500 Canada—Real Estate (Next Generation Lawyer)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Property Development; Property Leasing

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Real Estate Law (Lawyer of the Year 2019, Montréal)

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

Urban Development Institute of Québec—INOVA Award, Young Builder Category (2017)

Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal—ARISTA Provincial Competition, Young Professional Category (Winner 2016)

Young Bar of Montréal—Lawyer of the Year Award, Corporate Law Category (2014)

Université Laval—Influential Graduate

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2006

Education

Université Laval, LLB (Dean’s List), 2004
Université Aix-Marseille III, DEUG Law (Honours), 2002

Professional Affiliations

Urban Development Institute of Québec
Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

Urban Development Institute of Québec, director
Urban Development Institute of Québec, Economic Development Committee and INOVA Awards Committee
Urban Development Institute of Québec, Young Ambassadors Committee, former member
International Council of Shopping Center, Montréal Committee of the Next Generation Program, former member
Canadian Bar Association, Montréal Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section
Humanity & Inclusion, director
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française au Canada, former director; Young Section Committee, former president and former member
Inspiro Magazine, Advisory Committee, former member
Société pour les arts en milieu de santé, annual Aid-Event Organizing Committee, former member
World Law Group, Business Development Committee, former member

Anthony provides clients with creative and practical solutions informed by a thorough understanding of trends in both business and real estate.

He advises on commercial real estate sales and purchases, development projects and joint ventures for public and private corporations in Canada and internationally. He has significant experience in working on mixed-use complexes and commercial co-ownerships. Developers, managers, pension funds and a wide range of real estate companies consistently count on Anthony for his superior negotiating and drafting skills.

Anthony was named a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star and Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, Montréal (2019) by Best Lawyers. A recipient of the INOVA Award from the Urban Development Institute of Québec (2017) and the ARISTA Young Professionals in Québec award (2016), Anthony takes an active role in fostering and supporting Québec’s real estate industry.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.

Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge in its partnership with Cirque du Soleil to launch an innovative concept in family entertainment centres. The first family entertainment centre of Cirque du Soleil in Canada, CREACTIVE, will open in the Vaughan Mills centre, owned by Ivanhoé Cambridge, in 2019.

Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.

Acting for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with a mixed-use development project on De la Montagne Street in downtown Montréal that features 18 luxurious condos and a Four Seasons luxury hotel with approximately 160 rooms, as well as approximately 25,000 sq.ft. of commercial space. This development project is located next to Holt Renfrew - Ogilvy's luxury store.

Blue Property Holdings L.P.

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprising The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel and Club de hockey Canadien. Davies is representing the joint venture in the development of Tour des Canadiens 3, a new 55-storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal, and in the establishment of its co-ownership with Tour des Canadiens 2.

Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.

Acting for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the Quartier Royalmount major mixed-use development project at the intersection of Highways 15 and 40 in Town of Mount Royal, in Montréal.

Immostar

Acting for Immostar in its joint venture and development project Les Loges St-Nicolas, in Lévis (Saint-Nicolas), on the south shore of Québec City. This ground-up development is expected to comprise eight phases totalling 850 condo-style rental apartments for a development cost exceeding $250 million.

Jesta Capital Corp.

Acting for Jesta Capital Corp. in connection with the redevelopment of Gare Viger, a historical site in Old Montréal. It is a $300-million project for a fully integrated mixed-use development comprising a 20-floor residential tower; a worldwide branded hotel with over 175 rooms and suites; retail premises on the ground floor; a 10 floor office tower; and an important underground parking facility

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.

Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with a joint venture with Pierre Moffet and Sobeys Québec for the development of Project QB, a mixed multi-residential and commercial complex that will eventually feature more than 400 rental units and 200 condominiums in the Cité-Universitaire district of Québec City.

Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.

Acted for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the sale to OMERS of 50% of Quartier Dix30, a mega retail centre located in Brossard, on Montréal's South Shore. Located at the intersection of Highways 10 and 30, the 210 acre site is Canada's second largest shopping centre and home to more than 300 stores, 50 restaurants, two performance venues, a cinema, a hotel and 330,000 sq.ft. of office space.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoé Cambridge (CFIC Pointe-Claire L.P.)

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoé Cambridge in connection with their joint venture for the acquisition of a 58-acre real estate property in the City of Pointe-Claire, Québec.

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and Hydro-Québec Pension Fund in connection with the acquisition from 2020 University Associates, LP and redevelopment of the 525,000 sq. ft. office tower located at 2020 University Street in Montréal, Québec.

Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in the sale of Carrefour de l'Estrie, one of the largest shopping centres in Québec, to an affiliate of Groupe Mach.

Immostar Group

Acted for Immostar in the establishment of a partnership with Claridge Inc., Ivanhoé Cambridge and Fiera Capital with regards to land acquisitions and the real estate development of a residential project in Québec City featuring approximately 475 apartments.

Immostar Group

Acting for Immostar in the implementation of the co-ownership structure and the real estate development of Le Maguire Avenue, a mixed-use building in Québec City, featuring 33-luxury condominium and a retail ground floor.

Redbourne Realty Fund IV

Acting for Redbourne Realty Fund IV in its acquisition of real estate properties in the greater Montréal area.

SmartCentres REIT

Acted for SmartCentres REIT in the formation of a 50:50 joint venture with Jadco Construction, known as Laval Centre Apartments Limited Partnership, into which SmartCentres contributed development lands located in Laval, Quebec.

Brivia Group

Acting for Brivia Group in the development and financing of NEST Condos, an 11-storey building in downtown Montréal offering 97 residential condominiums and commercial spaces.

Les Propriétés Atwater Inc.

Acted for Les Propriétés Atwater Inc. in its joint venture with Société Immobilière Bourgie Inc. for the acquisition of a multi-residential building in Montréal.

Régie des installations olympiques

Acted for Régie des installations olympiques, a governmental body owning the Montréal Olympic Stadium, in connection with the lease to Desjardins Group, the leading cooperative financial group in Canada, of approximately 150,000 square feet.

GRI Capital

Acting for GRI Capital in connection with real estate transactions.

Merrimac Manufacturing Co. Inc.

Acted for Merrimac Manufacturing Co. Inc. and First Lasalle Equities Corporation in connection with the sale and leaseback to Skyline Commercial Real Estate Holding Inc. of five commercial properties located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.

Régie des installations olympiques

Acting for Régie des installations olympiques, a governmental body owning the Montréal Olympic Stadium, in connection with real estate transactions.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprised of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and the Club de hockey Canadien. Representing the joint venture, Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C., in connection with the development of Tour des Canadiens 2, a new 49 storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal.

Schlumberger Limited

Acted for Schlumberger Limited, the world's largest oilfield services company, in its investment in CelluForce, a leader in the development of cellulose nanocrystals.

Nexter Systems

Acting as counsel to Nexter on corporate and commercial matters. Nexter is a French government-owned industrial group in the land defence sector.

Les Propriétés Atwater Inc.

Acted for Les Propriétés Atwater Inc. in connection with a joint venture with Ipso Facto Real Estate for the acquisition from Gestion Gerace Ltée and the financing of five multi-residential properties in Montréal.

Plenary Group

Acted for a consortium led by Plenary Group in connection with a request for proposal for the project involving the design, construction, finance and maintenance of the new Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) commuter train maintenance centre in Pointe-Saint-Charles, Québec.

Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.

Acted for Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in connection with the acquisition from Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ of a 50% interest in the Place Québec immovable complex located at 900 and 1050 René-Lévesque boulevard East and 880 Honoré-Mercier in Québec City, and in connection with a mixed-use development project comprising commercial and office spaces and residential condominium units.

Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in connection with the full surrender by Sears Canada Inc. of its leases at four shopping centres, and the partial surrender by Sears of its lease at a fifth shopping centre, for a total consideration of $400 million.

National Money Mart Company

Acted for National Money Mart Company in connection with a global revolving credit facility of US$180 million.

Groupe Prével

Acted for Groupe Prével in connection with its acquisition of a real estate property located between Saint-Paul and William Streets in Old Montréal, Québec. The site is being redeveloped as a residential complex known as the 21e Arrondissement.

Shareholders of MIP Inc. and M.I.P. Global Inc.

Acted for the shareholders of MIP Inc. in connection with the sale to Banyan Capital Partners of a majority interest in MIP Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of textile and related products for the health care industry in North America, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. In addition to its Canadian operations, the acquired business of MIP includes subsidiaries in Germany, the UK, China and Peru.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the sale to Ivanhoé Cambridge of a 50% interest in Carrefour de l'Estrie shopping centre located in Sherbrooke, Québec, which is the largest shopping centre in Québec's Eastern Townships region, and the resulting joint venture.

Groupe Maskatel

Acted for the shareholders of Groupe Maskatel in connection with its sale to Birch Hill Equity Partners. Groupe Maskatel offers telecommunications and broadcasting services, local telephone services, high speed internet and digital IP television in Québec.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Acted for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with a 50/50 Canadian retail joint venture with Oxford Properties Group. As part of the transaction, CPPIB acquired a 50% interest in the approximately 1 million square foot Upper Canada Mall, in Ontario, from Oxford Properties Group, and Oxford Properties Group acquired a 50% interest in the 1.5 million square foot Les Galeries de la Capitale shopping centre, in Québec, from CPPIB.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in the acquisition of a major ownership interest in, and joint venture redevelopment with Armadale Properties Limited of the 170-acre Buttonville Airport site.

Groupe Prével and Claridge Properties Ltd.

Acted for Groupe Prével and Claridge Properties in connection with their joint venture for the development of the former Séville Theatre in Montréal, Québec.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Acted as Canadian counsel for the initial purchasers, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, in a US$255-million private placement of senior secured notes due 2018 issued by Tembec Industries Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tembec Inc.

The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited

Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited in its land assembly of over 5 million square feet of land around the Bell Centre in Montréal, Québec, including the Windsor Station complex. As part of the purpose of Windsor Station, Canadian Pacific has entered into a long-term lease with Cadillac Fairview to remain the principal tenant of Windsor Station. Windsor Station is located at 1160 De La Gauchetière in downtown Montréal and represents an important heritage property. It houses more than 300,000 square feet of leasable office space.

Meridiam Infrastructure Managers S.A.R.L.

Acted for the consortium comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure Managers and Pomerleau Construction which was shortlisted to respond to a request for proposal from the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Agence des partenariats public-privé du Québec for the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of the new Montréal concert hall.

Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc.

Acted for Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES), part of the St-Laurent Énergies consortium, consisting of EDF Énergies Nouvelles, Hydromega Services Inc. and RES, which was awarded five wind farm projects by Hydro-Québec Distribution representing a total capacity of 954 MW. These five projects represent a total anticipated investment in excess of $2 billion.

Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd.

Acted for the Miami Access Tunnel consortium, comprised of Meridiam Infrastructure, Bouygues Travaux Publics and Transfield Services Ltd. for the design, build, finance, operation and maintenance of the US$1.3 billion greenfield Port of Miami Tunnel project. Davies also acted as lead counsel for the consortium on the financing of the Project, with the senior debt financing of US$340 million being provided through a club of 10 international banks and the subordinated debt financing of US$341 million being provided as a 35-year fixed rate loan by the United States Department of Transportation under the federal TIFIA (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act of 1998) program. This project was awarded the 2009 Global PPP Deal of the Year by Project Finance magazine and the 2009 Americas PPP Deal of the Year by each of Project Finance International and Project Finance magazine.

Amcor Limited

Acted for Amcor Limited in the sale of its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging operation in six countries in Europe to La Seda de Barcelona S.A. in a transaction valued at 430 million euros.

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.

Acted for Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (now known as Resolute Forest Products) in connection with its merger of equals with Bowater Incorporated to create a company with a combined enterprise value of US$8 billion.

Amcor Limited

Acted for Amcor Limited in the sale of its White Cap business in Europe, Asia, Brazil and the US to Silgan Holdings Inc. for a base price of $230 million.

Speaking Engagement

Strategic Day on Real Estate and Urban Development Conference, “Multiphase Development Projects – Development of the Tours des Canadiens”; Montréal, QC

Sept. 17, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Consultant, Urban Development Institute of Québec, Webinar: “Impacts of Montréal 20-20-20 Affordable Housing Bylaw: Discussion With Industry Experts”; Montréal, QC

July 04, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Annual Convention of the Canadian Association of Paralegals, “Municipal Law Recent Changes and Their Impact on Real Estate Developments”; Montréal, QC

June 13, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Co-Speaker, Strategic Days on Commercial Leases, “Landlord Innovations in a Competitive Retail Market“; Montréal, QC

May 07, 2019

Speaking Engagement

Moderator, Montréal Real Estate Forum 2019, “What Are Entrepreneurs Doing in Today’s Market to Succeed?”; Montréal, QC

Apr. 17, 2019

Bulletin

Draft Legislation Confirms Exemptions from Transfer Duties for Partnerships

Feb. 27, 2019 - The Québec government recently provided greater certainty for situations in which a partnership (a limited partnership, general partnership or undeclared partnership) is involved in the transfer of an immovable in Québec. On February 26, 2019, Bill 13, An Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act...

Bulletin

Disclosure of Details About Purchasers of Real Property in Québec

Feb. 14, 2019 - The Québec government plans to require disclosure of the country of residence, citizenship and other information about purchasers of real property in Québec. On February 13, 2019 the draft Regulation respecting the form for presenting an application for registration of a transfer of an...

Bulletin

City of Montréalʼs Right of First Refusal: Designation of Affected Sectors

Oct. 23, 2018 - The City of Montréal (City) now has the power to exercise a right of first refusal to purchase property within the sectors it has previously determined by bylaw, after the seller has accepted an offer to purchase. This power, which is under Schedule C of its Charter (CQLR, c C-11.4),...

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Real Estate: Québec

The Legal 500 Canada—Real Estate (Next Generation Lawyer)

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Property Development; Property Leasing

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Real Estate Law (Lawyer of the Year 2019, Montréal)

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers

Urban Development Institute of Québec—INOVA Award, Young Builder Category (2017)

Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal—ARISTA Provincial Competition, Young Professional Category (Winner 2016)

Young Bar of Montréal—Lawyer of the Year Award, Corporate Law Category (2014)

Université Laval—Influential Graduate

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2006

Education

Université Laval, LLB (Dean’s List), 2004
Université Aix-Marseille III, DEUG Law (Honours), 2002

Professional Affiliations

Urban Development Institute of Québec
Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

Urban Development Institute of Québec, director
Urban Development Institute of Québec, Economic Development Committee and INOVA Awards Committee
Urban Development Institute of Québec, Young Ambassadors Committee, former member
International Council of Shopping Center, Montréal Committee of the Next Generation Program, former member
Canadian Bar Association, Montréal Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section
Humanity & Inclusion, director
Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française au Canada, former director; Young Section Committee, former president and former member
Inspiro Magazine, Advisory Committee, former member
Société pour les arts en milieu de santé, annual Aid-Event Organizing Committee, former member
World Law Group, Business Development Committee, former member