Ioana Hancas

Counsel

Ioana Hancas

Ioana Hancas

Counsel

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2011

Ioana brings commercial insight and problem-solving skills to a wide variety of complex transactions.

Ioana advises on large commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. She counsels clients on share and asset purchases, renewable energy project financings and other debt financing transactions.

Ioana’s clients include large Canadian pension funds, REITS, and leading financial services companies, who value her responsiveness and attention to detail.

Ioana Hancas

Counsel

Ioana brings commercial insight and problem-solving skills to a wide variety of complex transactions.

Ioana advises on large commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. She counsels clients on share and asset purchases, renewable energy project financings and other debt financing transactions.

Ioana’s clients include large Canadian pension funds, REITS, and leading financial services companies, who value her responsiveness and attention to detail.

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Spruce Partners Inc.

Acting for Spruce Partners Inc. in its formation of a development general partnership with Amico Properties Inc. and Amica Senior Lifestyles Trust and the acquisition by the general partnership of a real estate property in Burlington, Ontario.

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Waste Management Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Waste Management Inc., one of the leading residential waste and recycling companies in North America, in its sale of certain assets in Canada to GFL Environmental Inc.

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The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in the establishment of credit facilities to finance a portfolio of solar projects in Alberta.

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Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acting for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in the strategic disposition of its operating gas station sites operating under the banners Circle K and Couche-Tard in prime locations in Ontario and Québec.

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StorageMart

Acted as lead counsel for StorageMart with the secured refinancing of its Canadian portfolio of 67 self-storage facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Québec.

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Oakland Corridor Partners

Acted as transaction counsel to Oakland Corridor Partners team, comprising John Laing Investments Limited, AECOM Capital, Inc., Jay Dee Contractors, Inc., Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., Dan's Excavating, Inc. and C.A. Hull, in its winning bid for the design, build, financing and maintenance of the third and final segment of the I-75 Modernization Project in Michigan.

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Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Acted for Nomura Securities International, Inc. in the refinancing of credit facilities in an aggregate amount of approximately $230 million made available for the long-term operation of seven 10-MW ground-mount solar photovoltaic projects in Ontario, each of which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract with the IESO.

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Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its acquisition of Hewitt Equipment in a $1-billion transaction that expands Toromont's Caterpillar dealership into Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, and strengthens its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors.

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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.

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City of Toronto

Acting for the City of Toronto in the $850-million redevelopment of Union Station, including the acquisition of Union Station from The Toronto Terminals Rail Company, the restoration and major transportation redevelopment jointly with Metrolinx and the creation of a new below-grade strata retail level.

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2011

Education
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University of Toronto, JD, 2010
University of Toronto, BA (Hons) (International Relations), 2007

Ioana brings commercial insight and problem-solving skills to a wide variety of complex transactions.

Ioana advises on large commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions and leasing. She counsels clients on share and asset purchases, renewable energy project financings and other debt financing transactions.

Ioana’s clients include large Canadian pension funds, REITS, and leading financial services companies, who value her responsiveness and attention to detail.

Spruce Partners Inc.

Acting for Spruce Partners Inc. in its formation of a development general partnership with Amico Properties Inc. and Amica Senior Lifestyles Trust and the acquisition by the general partnership of a real estate property in Burlington, Ontario.

Waste Management Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Waste Management Inc., one of the leading residential waste and recycling companies in North America, in its sale of certain assets in Canada to GFL Environmental Inc.

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in the establishment of credit facilities to finance a portfolio of solar projects in Alberta.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acting for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in the strategic disposition of its operating gas station sites operating under the banners Circle K and Couche-Tard in prime locations in Ontario and Québec.

StorageMart

Acted as lead counsel for StorageMart with the secured refinancing of its Canadian portfolio of 67 self-storage facilities in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Québec.

Oakland Corridor Partners

Acted as transaction counsel to Oakland Corridor Partners team, comprising John Laing Investments Limited, AECOM Capital, Inc., Jay Dee Contractors, Inc., Ajax Paving Industries, Inc., Dan's Excavating, Inc. and C.A. Hull, in its winning bid for the design, build, financing and maintenance of the third and final segment of the I-75 Modernization Project in Michigan.

Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Acted for Nomura Securities International, Inc. in the refinancing of credit facilities in an aggregate amount of approximately $230 million made available for the long-term operation of seven 10-MW ground-mount solar photovoltaic projects in Ontario, each of which had been awarded a 20-year power purchase contract with the IESO.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its acquisition of Hewitt Equipment in a $1-billion transaction that expands Toromont's Caterpillar dealership into Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, and strengthens its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors.

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.

City of Toronto

Acting for the City of Toronto in the $850-million redevelopment of Union Station, including the acquisition of Union Station from The Toronto Terminals Rail Company, the restoration and major transportation redevelopment jointly with Metrolinx and the creation of a new below-grade strata retail level.

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2011

Education

University of Toronto, JD, 2010
University of Toronto, BA (Hons) (International Relations), 2007