Sylvie Samson

Associate

Sylvie Samson

Sylvie Samson

Associate

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2014
    Ontario, 2014

Clients turn to Sylvie for her creative and practical approach to solving complex issues.

Sylvie assists clients on their commercial real estate matters and mergers and acquisitions. She advises both public and private companies in Canada on matters involving the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, project development and joint ventures. She also has solid experience with commercial condominiums. Promoters, managers and investment funds call upon Sylvie for her expertise in negotiating and drafting agreements and her up-to-date knowledge in this rapidly evolving field.

Sylvie is a member of the Young Ambassadors Committee of the Urban Development Institute of Québec.

Sylvie Samson

Associate

Clients turn to Sylvie for her creative and practical approach to solving complex issues.

Sylvie assists clients on their commercial real estate matters and mergers and acquisitions. She advises both public and private companies in Canada on matters involving the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, project development and joint ventures. She also has solid experience with commercial condominiums. Promoters, managers and investment funds call upon Sylvie for her expertise in negotiating and drafting agreements and her up-to-date knowledge in this rapidly evolving field.

Sylvie is a member of the Young Ambassadors Committee of the Urban Development Institute of Québec.

Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for Aldo Group Inc. in the sale to Sotramont Inc. of its interest in an industrial site located on Hodge Street in Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec, and the redevelopment, in a joint venture, of a substantial mixed-use commercial/residential project on the property.

Phoenix Partners Management Inc.

Acted for Phoenix Partners Management Inc. in (i) the acquisition by a subsidiary of Phoenix Partners Fund I, L.P. of Alcor Matériaux de toiture Inc. and DEL Roofing Equipment and Supply Ltd., two companies in the materials, products and equipment business; and (ii) the co-investment by Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) for the acquisition.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar REIT in the sale of non-core property assets to Slate Acquisitions Inc. for $1.14 billion.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acted for First Capital Realty Inc. in connection with the sale, to Cap des Régions Québec II SEC, of Place Adoncour, a 61,000 sq. ft., three-storey medical office building located on the south shore of Montréal.

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.

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.

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.

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acted for a subsidiary of Knight Therapeutics Inc. on a secured loan of US$10 million to Synergy CHC Corp. to support product acquisitions as well as for general working capital purposes.

Phoenix Partners Management Inc.

Acted for Phoenix Partners Management Inc. in connection with (i) the creation of Phoenix Partners Fund I, L.P., first private equity fund of Phoenix Partners; (ii) the acquisition by 9356-0126 Québec Inc., a subsidiary of Phoenix Partners Fund I, L.P., of Les Industries Bernard & Fils Ltée, a Québec company in the maple syrup industry; (iii) the co-investment by Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) for the acquisition; and (iv) the partial financing of the acquisition by the National Bank of Canada.

Redbourne Realty Fund IV

Acted for Redbourne Realty Fund IV in connection with the formation of a $75-million private equity real estate fund.

Anglo Canadian Investments, L.P.

Acted for Anglo Canadian Investments, L.P., in connection with the sale of the iconic Birks building located in downtown Montréal.

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.

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acted for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in connection with its $200-million bought deal offering of common shares and the exercise of the over-allotment option to purchase an additional $30-million worth of common shares.

Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc.

Acted for Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc. and Redbourne Redvest Properties Limited Partnership in connection with its sale of four properties in downtown Montréal to Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Acted for Resolute Forest Products Inc. in connection with the sale of the Laurentide paper mill to Société de développement de Shawinigan Inc.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD), Australia's most important digital music services provider.

Royal Greenland Seafood A/S

Acted for Royal Greenland Seafood A/S in connection with its investment in Canadian seafood producer Quin-Sea Fisheries Limited.

Kimco Realty Corporation

Acted for Kimco Realty Corporation in connection with the sale of its interests in 22 shopping centres to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust for a purchase price of $715 million.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares in the share capital of Brava NL BV, Brava HDTV and Djazz TV BV, distributors of three successful thematic channels dedicated to high-end music and cultural content distributed to an estimated 35 million subscribers in 50 countries.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) of an aggregate of 25,760,000 subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares at a price of $6.25 per share, for total gross proceeds of $161 million (including the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters).

Logibec Inc.

Acted for the management team of Logibec Inc. in connection with the sale of Logibec Inc.'s shares to US private equity firm GI Partners. Logibec is a leading Canadian healthcare IT company specializing in the development, marketing, implementation and support of clinical and administrative information systems for the health and social services sectors.

Knight Therapeutics inc.

Acted for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in connection with its $87-million bought deal of common shares and the exercise of the over-allotment option to purchase an additional $13-million worth of common shares.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the acquisition of Centre Rockland from Ivanhoé Cambridge for $271,685,000. Davies also represented Cominar in financing the acquisition by way of an unsecured bridge facility of up to $275 million.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the $1.527-billion acquisition of a portfolio of 11 shopping centres, three office properties and one industrial property from Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. The firm also represented Cominar in financing the acquisition, through the issuance of $250 million of trust units to Ivanhoé Cambridge by way of private placement, the issuance of $250 million of trust units to the public by way of a bought deal, the establishment of new unsecured bridge facilities of up to $850 million, a $100-million unsecured credit facility, and mortgage financings of $250 million.

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.

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law—University Gold Medal; Francine Lefebvre-Landry Prize (Civil Law)

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2014
Ontario, 2014

Education

University of Ottawa, JD (Summa Cum Laude), 2013
University of Ottawa, LLL (Summa Cum Laude), 2012

Community Involvement

Urban Development Institute of Québec, Young Ambassadors Committee, member
Young Canadians in Finance, Montréal chapter, Executive Committee

Clients turn to Sylvie for her creative and practical approach to solving complex issues.

Sylvie assists clients on their commercial real estate matters and mergers and acquisitions. She advises both public and private companies in Canada on matters involving the purchase and sale of commercial real estate, project development and joint ventures. She also has solid experience with commercial condominiums. Promoters, managers and investment funds call upon Sylvie for her expertise in negotiating and drafting agreements and her up-to-date knowledge in this rapidly evolving field.

Sylvie is a member of the Young Ambassadors Committee of the Urban Development Institute of Québec.

Aldo Group Inc.

Acted for Aldo Group Inc. in the sale to Sotramont Inc. of its interest in an industrial site located on Hodge Street in Ville Saint-Laurent, Québec, and the redevelopment, in a joint venture, of a substantial mixed-use commercial/residential project on the property.

Phoenix Partners Management Inc.

Acted for Phoenix Partners Management Inc. in (i) the acquisition by a subsidiary of Phoenix Partners Fund I, L.P. of Alcor Matériaux de toiture Inc. and DEL Roofing Equipment and Supply Ltd., two companies in the materials, products and equipment business; and (ii) the co-investment by Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (FTQ) for the acquisition.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar REIT in the sale of non-core property assets to Slate Acquisitions Inc. for $1.14 billion.

First Capital Realty Inc.

Acted for First Capital Realty Inc. in connection with the sale, to Cap des Régions Québec II SEC, of Place Adoncour, a 61,000 sq. ft., three-storey medical office building located on the south shore of Montréal.

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.

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.

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.

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acted for a subsidiary of Knight Therapeutics Inc. on a secured loan of US$10 million to Synergy CHC Corp. to support product acquisitions as well as for general working capital purposes.

Phoenix Partners Management Inc.

Acted for Phoenix Partners Management Inc. in connection with (i) the creation of Phoenix Partners Fund I, L.P., first private equity fund of Phoenix Partners; (ii) the acquisition by 9356-0126 Québec Inc., a subsidiary of Phoenix Partners Fund I, L.P., of Les Industries Bernard & Fils Ltée, a Québec company in the maple syrup industry; (iii) the co-investment by Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.) for the acquisition; and (iv) the partial financing of the acquisition by the National Bank of Canada.

Redbourne Realty Fund IV

Acted for Redbourne Realty Fund IV in connection with the formation of a $75-million private equity real estate fund.

Anglo Canadian Investments, L.P.

Acted for Anglo Canadian Investments, L.P., in connection with the sale of the iconic Birks building located in downtown Montréal.

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.

Knight Therapeutics Inc.

Acted for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in connection with its $200-million bought deal offering of common shares and the exercise of the over-allotment option to purchase an additional $30-million worth of common shares.

Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc.

Acted for Redbourne Redvest Properties Inc. and Redbourne Redvest Properties Limited Partnership in connection with its sale of four properties in downtown Montréal to Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust.

Resolute Forest Products Inc.

Acted for Resolute Forest Products Inc. in connection with the sale of the Laurentide paper mill to Société de développement de Shawinigan Inc.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with the acquisition of Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD), Australia's most important digital music services provider.

Royal Greenland Seafood A/S

Acted for Royal Greenland Seafood A/S in connection with its investment in Canadian seafood producer Quin-Sea Fisheries Limited.

Kimco Realty Corporation

Acted for Kimco Realty Corporation in connection with the sale of its interests in 22 shopping centres to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust for a purchase price of $715 million.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares in the share capital of Brava NL BV, Brava HDTV and Djazz TV BV, distributors of three successful thematic channels dedicated to high-end music and cultural content distributed to an estimated 35 million subscribers in 50 countries.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in connection with its initial public offering on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) of an aggregate of 25,760,000 subordinate voting shares and variable subordinate voting shares at a price of $6.25 per share, for total gross proceeds of $161 million (including the exercise in full of the over-allotment option granted to the underwriters).

Logibec Inc.

Acted for the management team of Logibec Inc. in connection with the sale of Logibec Inc.'s shares to US private equity firm GI Partners. Logibec is a leading Canadian healthcare IT company specializing in the development, marketing, implementation and support of clinical and administrative information systems for the health and social services sectors.

Knight Therapeutics inc.

Acted for Knight Therapeutics Inc. in connection with its $87-million bought deal of common shares and the exercise of the over-allotment option to purchase an additional $13-million worth of common shares.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the acquisition of Centre Rockland from Ivanhoé Cambridge for $271,685,000. Davies also represented Cominar in financing the acquisition by way of an unsecured bridge facility of up to $275 million.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the $1.527-billion acquisition of a portfolio of 11 shopping centres, three office properties and one industrial property from Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. The firm also represented Cominar in financing the acquisition, through the issuance of $250 million of trust units to Ivanhoé Cambridge by way of private placement, the issuance of $250 million of trust units to the public by way of a bought deal, the establishment of new unsecured bridge facilities of up to $850 million, a $100-million unsecured credit facility, and mortgage financings of $250 million.

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.

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law—University Gold Medal; Francine Lefebvre-Landry Prize (Civil Law)

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2014
Ontario, 2014

Education

University of Ottawa, JD (Summa Cum Laude), 2013
University of Ottawa, LLL (Summa Cum Laude), 2012

Community Involvement

Urban Development Institute of Québec, Young Ambassadors Committee, member
Young Canadians in Finance, Montréal chapter, Executive Committee