Sébastien Roy

Partner

Sébastien Roy

Sébastien Roy

Partner

Sébastien advises on significant public and private mergers and acquisitions.

He also represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, in both Canada and the U.S. He works extensively with REITS, financial institutions and financial technology and life science companies. Sébastien has also represented investors with their investments in Canadian mining companies and is a member of the China practice group. Clients regularly turn to him for assistance with securities regulation compliance and corporate governance advice.

Sébastien is co-lecturer in Securities Regulation at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Sébastien Roy

Partner

Sébastien advises on significant public and private mergers and acquisitions.

He also represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, in both Canada and the U.S. He works extensively with REITS, financial institutions and financial technology and life science companies. Sébastien has also represented investors with their investments in Canadian mining companies and is a member of the China practice group. Clients regularly turn to him for assistance with securities regulation compliance and corporate governance advice.

Sébastien is co-lecturer in Securities Regulation at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and CDP Financial Inc. in CDP Financial's inaugural issuance of green bonds totalling US$1.0 billion under its US$20-billion senior notes program guaranteed by Caisse.

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National Bank Financial Inc.

Acted for BofA Securities, Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and a syndicate of initial purchasers in a US$500 million offering of Videotron Ltd.'s 3.625% Senior Notes due June 15, 2029 and a C$750 million offering of Videotron Ltd.'s 3.625% Senior Notes due June 15, 2028.

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Enbridge Inc.

Acting for Enbridge Inc. in the sale of its minority ownership interest in Noverco Inc. to Trencap L.P. for $1.14 billion.

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Lantic Inc.

Acted for Lantic Inc. in its C$100-million offering of 3.49% senior guaranteed notes due April 30, 2031.

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acting for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.'s initial public offering.

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National Bank Financial Inc.

Acted for National Bank Financial Inc. and a syndicate of underwriters in a $650-million offering of Videotron Ltd.'s 3.125% senior notes due January 15, 2031. 

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Bellus Health Inc.

Acted for Bellus Health Inc. in connection with its US$50-million at-the-market offering.

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IOU Financial Inc.

Acted for IOU Financial Inc. in its strategic transaction with Neuberger Berman, which comprised a non-brokered private placement of common shares of the company for gross proceeds of approximately C$2.1 million and a loan purchase agreement with a fund managed by Neuberger Berman for up to US$150 million per year over the next two years.

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Lantic Inc.

Acted for Lantic Inc. in its strategic collaboration with DouxMatok to deliver a unique sugar reduction solution on cane sugar to food companies in North America.

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BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$40-million public offering in the United States.

In the News
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Sébastien Roy Interviewed by Lexpert about Dealmaking in the Maple Syrup Business

Feb. 13, 2018 - Davies partner Sébastien Roy was recently interviewed for a Lexpert Magazine article about transactions in the maple syrup industry, including Rogers Sugar’s (RSI’s) $160.3-million acquisition of L.B. Maple Treat (LBMT) last August. Sébastien believes it was the right time for RSI and...

Guide
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Public Offering: Prospectus Regime

Sept. 30, 2012 - JurisClasseur Québec, Corporate Law Collection, 2021 Updated Edition (Montréal: LexisNexis Canada)

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IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity

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Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

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Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities Law

Bar Admissions
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Québec, 2003

Education
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Harvard Law School, Executive Education: Accelerated Leadership Program, 2016
McGill University, BCL/LLB (with Great Distinction), 2002
McGill University, BA Philosophy (with Distinction), 1999

Board Memberships
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The Canadian Club of Montréal, director
BELLUS Health Inc., corporate secretary

Teaching Engagements
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Sébastien is co-lecturer in Securities Regulation at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Sébastien advises on significant public and private mergers and acquisitions.

He also represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, in both Canada and the U.S. He works extensively with REITS, financial institutions and financial technology and life science companies. Sébastien has also represented investors with their investments in Canadian mining companies and is a member of the China practice group. Clients regularly turn to him for assistance with securities regulation compliance and corporate governance advice.

Sébastien is co-lecturer in Securities Regulation at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Caisse) and CDP Financial Inc. in CDP Financial's inaugural issuance of green bonds totalling US$1.0 billion under its US$20-billion senior notes program guaranteed by Caisse.

National Bank Financial Inc.

Acted for BofA Securities, Inc., National Bank Financial Inc. and a syndicate of initial purchasers in a US$500 million offering of Videotron Ltd.'s 3.625% Senior Notes due June 15, 2029 and a C$750 million offering of Videotron Ltd.'s 3.625% Senior Notes due June 15, 2028.

Enbridge Inc.

Acting for Enbridge Inc. in the sale of its minority ownership interest in Noverco Inc. to Trencap L.P. for $1.14 billion.

Lantic Inc.

Acted for Lantic Inc. in its C$100-million offering of 3.49% senior guaranteed notes due April 30, 2031.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acting for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.'s initial public offering.

National Bank Financial Inc.

Acted for National Bank Financial Inc. and a syndicate of underwriters in a $650-million offering of Videotron Ltd.'s 3.125% senior notes due January 15, 2031. 

Bellus Health Inc.

Acted for Bellus Health Inc. in connection with its US$50-million at-the-market offering.

IOU Financial Inc.

Acted for IOU Financial Inc. in its strategic transaction with Neuberger Berman, which comprised a non-brokered private placement of common shares of the company for gross proceeds of approximately C$2.1 million and a loan purchase agreement with a fund managed by Neuberger Berman for up to US$150 million per year over the next two years.

Lantic Inc.

Acted for Lantic Inc. in its strategic collaboration with DouxMatok to deliver a unique sugar reduction solution on cane sugar to food companies in North America.

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$40-million public offering in the United States.

Guide

Public Offering: Prospectus Regime

Sept. 30, 2012 - JurisClasseur Québec, Corporate Law Collection, 2021 Updated Edition (Montréal: LexisNexis Canada)

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Capital Markets: Debt; Capital Markets: Equity

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

Lexpert Special Edition: Health Sciences

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Finance and Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Governance Practice; Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Securities Law

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2003

Education

Harvard Law School, Executive Education: Accelerated Leadership Program, 2016
McGill University, BCL/LLB (with Great Distinction), 2002
McGill University, BA Philosophy (with Distinction), 1999

Board Memberships

The Canadian Club of Montréal, director
BELLUS Health Inc., corporate secretary

Teaching Engagements

Sébastien is co-lecturer in Securities Regulation at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.