Elise is an insightful practitioner who provides clients with creative solutions for their complex business matters – whether structuring a private equity fund or leading an M&A transaction.
She advises on intricate and high-profile cross-border and domestic investments, mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for a wide variety of clients, including private equity and venture capital funds, and private and public companies. She has experience in investment fund formation, secondary market transactions, joint ventures and other complex investment structures. Clients in a broad range of industries – including retail, clean tech, aviation and aerospace, real estate and infrastructure – turn to Elise for her versatility and her commitment to excellence.
In 2014, Elise was seconded for two months to the legal department of one of Canada’s largest pension funds, where she acted on infrastructure and commercial real estate investments. And in 2018, she was seconded to the Canadian legal department of a multinational operator of convenience stores.
Elise is involved in several Montréal arts and business exchange initiatives, including as an active participant in the Mécènes investis pour les arts program.
Acted as co-counsel to Airbus SE, a European leader providing tanker, combat and transport aircraft, as well as a global leader in aeronautic, space and related services, in its divestiture of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS to StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc.
Cycle Capital Management (CCM) Inc.
Acted for Cycle Capital Management (CCM) Inc. in the formation of a $300 million fund which will invest in clean tech companies at the commercialization stage.
Cycle Capital Management Inc.
Acted for Cycle Capital Management Inc. in the creation of Qingdao Chengtou Haisi Cycle Equity Investment Fund, a $125-million technology venture capital fund.
Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Claridge in connection with the formation of Claridge Israel L.P., an investment fund dedicated to investments in Israel's civil technology and innovation sectors.
Hydro-Québec Pension Fund
Acted for Grifdor Holdings Inc. and Hydro-Québec Pension Fund in connection with the joint venture acquisition of lands and development of over 430 residential condominium units as well as rental housing units and retail commercial spaces in a prime location in Griffintown, Montréal, with LSR Gestdev Inc. and Sotramont Griffintown Inc. as developer and construction manager respectively, valued at $133 million dollars.
Acted for Forterra Inc., a leading manufacturer of water and drainage infrastructure pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada, as M&A and real estate counsel in the acquisition of three Canadian properties. This acquisition was part of a bigger transaction involving the swap of a number of Canadian and American properties.
La Coop fédérée
Acted for La Coop fédérée in connection with the combination of its Sonic division with Groupe Filgo for the purpose of merging their energy products distribution activities and their service stations operations.
Acted for Newforma, Inc. and Newforma Canada ULC, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery based in Manchester, New Hampshire, in connection with its acquisition of all the assets of Smart-Use Softwares Inc., the Montréal developer of an innovative, touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration.
Acted for 3Ci Inc. in connection with the development and sale of a 156MW wind power project named Des Moulins Wind Farm located in the Thetford Mines region. The development of the project started in 2008 and continued until the sale of the project.
Mackinnon, Bennett & Company
Acted for Mackinnon, Bennett & Company in the formation of MKB Partners Fund II, a private equity fund that invests in clean technology and smart city companies in the energy and transportation sectors.
Québec Cap-and-Trade System: Important Deadlines for Regulated Emitters
Aug. 19, 2015 - Under Québec’s cap-and-trade system, regulated emitters have until November 1, 2015, to ensure that their verified emissions do not exceed their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission allowances. Failure by regulated entities to cover their GHG emissions with a sufficient number of emission units can...
Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Important Provincial Initiatives
July 06, 2015 - Québec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change and Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Parks have both recently announced amendments to provincial regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. Québec Changes to the Québec regulation the...
Women on Boards and in Senior Management: Final Disclosure Rules Released
Oct. 15, 2014 - On October 15, 2014, the securities regulatory authorities of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan (the participating jurisdictions) announced the final amendments to National Instrument 58-101...