Olivier Désilets

Partner

Olivier Désilets

Olivier Désilets

Partner

Olivier uses his deep knowledge of securities and corporate law to provide clients with detailed and creative advice. Olivier offers business-minded solutions on a wide variety of corporate finance activities, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in equity and debt public offerings, takeover bids, plans of arrangement, private placements and corporate governance matters, as well as general securities law compliance.

Public companies, investment banks and private equity funds – Canadian and international – can count on Olivier’s meticulous approach and thoughtful manner. He has significant expertise in the retail, entertainment, media and mining industries.

Olivier is a member of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Finance of the Autorité des marchés financiers (Québec’s securities regulatory authority). Olivier is also the coordinator of the Capital Markets practice in the Montréal office. He chairs our Montréal Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee and is a member of our Lawyer Evaluation Committee.

Olivier Désilets

Partner

Olivier uses his deep knowledge of securities and corporate law to provide clients with detailed and creative advice. Olivier offers business-minded solutions on a wide variety of corporate finance activities, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in equity and debt public offerings, takeover bids, plans of arrangement, private placements and corporate governance matters, as well as general securities law compliance.

Public companies, investment banks and private equity funds – Canadian and international – can count on Olivier’s meticulous approach and thoughtful manner. He has significant expertise in the retail, entertainment, media and mining industries.

Olivier is a member of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Finance of the Autorité des marchés financiers (Québec’s securities regulatory authority). Olivier is also the coordinator of the Capital Markets practice in the Montréal office. He chairs our Montréal Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee and is a member of our Lawyer Evaluation Committee.

Tryg A/S

Acting as Canadian counsel to Tryg A/S in connection with its £7.2 billion joint bid with Intact Financial Corporation to acquire RSA Insurance Group plc.

Novacap Management and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for various funds managed by Novacap Management Inc. (as selling shareholders) and for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with the US$833-million initial public offering and concurrent private placement of Nuvei Corporation, representing the largest technology IPO, by both equity capital raised and market capitalization at the time of listing, in TSX history.

PSP Investments

Acted for PSP Investments in its strategic investment in SitusAMC, the leading provider of services and technology supporting the real estate finance industry.

Alstom S.A.

Acting as Canadian counsel to Alstom S.A. in its US$8.2-billion strategic acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in an offering of US$1.5 billion principal amount of senior unsecured notes on a private placement basis in the United States.

Canopy Growth Corporation

Acted for Canopy Growth Corporation in its acquisition of a majority stake in BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc., a leading producer of sports nutrition products.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT) in its strategic investment in Fire & Flower Holdings Corp., a leading independent cannabis retailer based in Edmonton, Alberta, to (i) purchase $25,989,985.42 principal amount of 8% convertible unsecured debentures and (ii) be issued three series of share purchase warrants, which, if exercised in full, would subsequently increase ACT's ownership interest to 50.1% on a fully diluted basis.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Inc. with a $25 million private placement at a price of $10.29 per share to 3322044 Nova Scotia Limited, an affiliate of Irving West, Limited, a company controlled by Mr. Harry R. Steele, a former Chairman of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, which was acquired by Stingray.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its acquisition of DJ-Matic, a provider of in-store media solutions (music, video, digital signage) for businesses with clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the $1.69-billion sale of its remaining holdings in Quebecor Media Inc. to Quebecor Media and Québecor Inc.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its $506-million acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, one of Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 101 licences (82 FM and 19 AM) across Canada, and the financing of this acquisition, which included $450 million of new credit facilities and $138 million of equity, comprising a $83-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts, a $40-million private placement of subscription receipts to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and $15 million from the exercise of pre-emption rights from the Boyko Group.

S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc.

Acted for Stephen A. Jarislowsky and S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc., being the principal shareholders, in the $1 billion sale of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, a leading independent investment firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management at the time of the transaction, to Scotiabank.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in an offering of US$900 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes on a private placement basis in the United States.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its $45-million equity offering on a bought deal basis.

The Sentient Group

Acted for The Sentient Group in the going-private transaction of Era Resources Inc. effected through a plan of arrangement that included the consolidation of 10,290,619 pre-consolidation common shares of Era to one post-consolidation common share.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with its private offerings of (i) US$2.5 billion principal amount of senior unsecured notes in the United States; and (ii) C$700 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes in Canada.

PSP Investments

Acted for PSP Investments in its strategic initiatives with Pattern Energy Group Inc., including (i) the acquisition of a 9.9% interest in Pattern Energy; (ii) the joint venture between PSP and Pattern Energy to co-invest in various renewable projects; (iii) the joint acquisition with Pattern Energy of a 51% and 49% interest, respectively, in the 179 MW Meikle wind project in British Columbia and the 143 MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite wind project in Québec; and (iv) the acquisition of 49% of the Class B interests held by Pattern in the Panhandle 2 wind project in Texas.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in connection with a $340-million private placement of subscription receipts for the partial financing of Intact Financial Corporation's US$1.7-billion proposed acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $200-million offering of trust units on a bought deal basis.

The Sentient Group

Acted for The Sentient Group, a principal shareholder of Pershimco Resources Inc., in connection with the combination of Orla Mining Ltd. and Pershimco Resources Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

PJT Partners LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to PJT Partners LP, the financial adviser to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., in connection with the US$4.4-billion merger of Lions Gate with Starz.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with an offering of $700-million principal amount of 3.60% Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025, on a private placement basis in Canada.

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).

Alimentation Couche-Tard inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with its acquisition of U.S.-based The Pantry, Inc. for approximately US$1.7 billion including assumed debt and the financing of such acquisition.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its offering of (i) Series 6 Floating Rate Senior Unsecured Debentures due September 22, 2016 in the principal amount of $250 million and (ii) 3.62% Series 7 Senior Unsecured Debentures due June 21, 2019 in the principal amount of $300 million.

New Look Eyewear Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Optic Direct Inc., doing business in Québec as Greiche & Scaff, for a purchase price of $17.75 million, and its financing arrangements to finance such acquisition, including a $10 million increase of its senior secured debt facility with its bank syndicate to $53 million, and a bought deal private placement of 500,000 subscription receipts at a price of $20.00 per receipt with a syndicate of Canadian investment firms led by GMP Securities L.P.

Joddes Limited and members of the Goodman family

Acted for Joddes Limited and members of the Goodman family, the largest shareholders of Paladin Labs Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Paladin Labs Inc. by Endo Health Solutions Inc. in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

J.P. Morgan and TD Securities Inc.

Acted for the initial purchasers led by J.P. Morgan and TD Securities Inc. in connection with Air Canada's US$1.1 billion private placement offering of secured notes. The offering consisted of US$600 million of first-lien secured notes, $300 million of Canadian dollar-denominated first-lien secured notes and US$200 million of second-lien secured notes.

CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for CDP Financial Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in connection with an offering of EUR750 million principal amount of 3.50% guaranteed notes due June 2020.

CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for CDP Financial Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in connection with an offering of $2 billion of senior notes, comprised of $1 billion of FRN (floating rate note) senior notes due 2015 and $1 billion of senior notes due 2020.

Adaltis inc.

Acted for Adaltis Inc. in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and subsequent bankruptcy proceedings.

CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for CDP Financial Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in connection with an offering of US$5 billion of senior notes in the United States. This offering was the largest non-government guaranteed offering by any Canadian issuer in US dollars at the time.

AbitibiBowater Inc.

Acted for AbitibiBowater Inc. (now known as Resolute Forest Products) in connection with the sale of its Snowflake, Arizona mill to Catalyst Paper Corporation in a transaction valued at US$161 million.

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.

Adaltis Inc.

Acted for Adaltis Inc. in its $55-million initial public offering.

MethylGene Inc.

Acted for MethylGene Inc., a biopharmaceutical company seeking treatment for cancer and infectious diseases in its $21.6 million initial public offering of common shares, and a concurrent $1.4 million private placement of common shares.

BCE Inc.

Acted for BCE Inc. in regard to the sale of the controlling interest in BCE Emergis Inc. through the issuance of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of approximately $356 million.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. on its acquisition of The Circle K Corp. in a transaction valued at $1.06 billion.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Leroux Steel Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $185 million.

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and SFK Pulp Fund

Acted for Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (now known as Resolute Forest Products) and SFK Pulp Fund in connection with their initial public offering of $444 million of trust units of SFK Pulp Fund and a $125-million credit facility in favour of the Fund.

Speaking Engagement

Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Déjeun’aide 2020 – Breakfast with Leaders, “Financial Markets in the Time of a Pandemicˮ; Webinar

Nov. 13, 2020

Article

Canada Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance, co-author

July 01, 2019 - Global Legal Group, 12th Ed.
Download this article.

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2018

Oct. 03, 2018 - Davies’ annual Governance Insights reports analyze the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management, in-house counsel and governance observers...

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2017

Oct. 02, 2017 - Davies Governance Insights 2017 provides analysis of the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management and governance observers. The 2017 edition provides readers with Davies’ take on important topics ranging from shareholder engagement and activism to...

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate Acquisitions

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Securities Law

Lexpert Special Edition Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1998

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 1996
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 1993 Conventum

Community Involvement

Autorité des marchés financiers, Advisory Committee on Corporate Finance

Teaching Engagements

Olivier has lectured at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval in Québec City.

Olivier uses his deep knowledge of securities and corporate law to provide clients with detailed and creative advice. Olivier offers business-minded solutions on a wide variety of corporate finance activities, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

He has extensive experience in equity and debt public offerings, takeover bids, plans of arrangement, private placements and corporate governance matters, as well as general securities law compliance.

Public companies, investment banks and private equity funds – Canadian and international – can count on Olivier’s meticulous approach and thoughtful manner. He has significant expertise in the retail, entertainment, media and mining industries.

Olivier is a member of the Advisory Committee on Corporate Finance of the Autorité des marchés financiers (Québec’s securities regulatory authority). Olivier is also the coordinator of the Capital Markets practice in the Montréal office. He chairs our Montréal Student/Stagiaire Evaluation Committee and is a member of our Lawyer Evaluation Committee.

Tryg A/S

Acting as Canadian counsel to Tryg A/S in connection with its £7.2 billion joint bid with Intact Financial Corporation to acquire RSA Insurance Group plc.

Novacap Management and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for various funds managed by Novacap Management Inc. (as selling shareholders) and for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in connection with the US$833-million initial public offering and concurrent private placement of Nuvei Corporation, representing the largest technology IPO, by both equity capital raised and market capitalization at the time of listing, in TSX history.

PSP Investments

Acted for PSP Investments in its strategic investment in SitusAMC, the leading provider of services and technology supporting the real estate finance industry.

Alstom S.A.

Acting as Canadian counsel to Alstom S.A. in its US$8.2-billion strategic acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in an offering of US$1.5 billion principal amount of senior unsecured notes on a private placement basis in the United States.

Canopy Growth Corporation

Acted for Canopy Growth Corporation in its acquisition of a majority stake in BioSteel Sports Nutrition Inc., a leading producer of sports nutrition products.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (ACT) in its strategic investment in Fire & Flower Holdings Corp., a leading independent cannabis retailer based in Edmonton, Alberta, to (i) purchase $25,989,985.42 principal amount of 8% convertible unsecured debentures and (ii) be issued three series of share purchase warrants, which, if exercised in full, would subsequently increase ACT's ownership interest to 50.1% on a fully diluted basis.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Inc. with a $25 million private placement at a price of $10.29 per share to 3322044 Nova Scotia Limited, an affiliate of Irving West, Limited, a company controlled by Mr. Harry R. Steele, a former Chairman of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, which was acquired by Stingray.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its acquisition of DJ-Matic, a provider of in-store media solutions (music, video, digital signage) for businesses with clients in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in the $1.69-billion sale of its remaining holdings in Quebecor Media Inc. to Quebecor Media and Québecor Inc.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its $506-million acquisition of Newfoundland Capital Corporation Limited, one of Canada's leading radio broadcasters with 101 licences (82 FM and 19 AM) across Canada, and the financing of this acquisition, which included $450 million of new credit facilities and $138 million of equity, comprising a $83-million bought deal offering of subscription receipts, a $40-million private placement of subscription receipts to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and $15 million from the exercise of pre-emption rights from the Boyko Group.

S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc.

Acted for Stephen A. Jarislowsky and S.A. Jarislowsky Investments Inc., being the principal shareholders, in the $1 billion sale of Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, a leading independent investment firm with approximately $40 billion in assets under management at the time of the transaction, to Scotiabank.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in an offering of US$900 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes on a private placement basis in the United States.

Stingray Group Inc.

Acted for Stingray Group Inc. in its $45-million equity offering on a bought deal basis.

The Sentient Group

Acted for The Sentient Group in the going-private transaction of Era Resources Inc. effected through a plan of arrangement that included the consolidation of 10,290,619 pre-consolidation common shares of Era to one post-consolidation common share.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with its private offerings of (i) US$2.5 billion principal amount of senior unsecured notes in the United States; and (ii) C$700 million principal amount of senior unsecured notes in Canada.

PSP Investments

Acted for PSP Investments in its strategic initiatives with Pattern Energy Group Inc., including (i) the acquisition of a 9.9% interest in Pattern Energy; (ii) the joint venture between PSP and Pattern Energy to co-invest in various renewable projects; (iii) the joint acquisition with Pattern Energy of a 51% and 49% interest, respectively, in the 179 MW Meikle wind project in British Columbia and the 143 MW Mont Sainte-Marguerite wind project in Québec; and (iv) the acquisition of 49% of the Class B interests held by Pattern in the Panhandle 2 wind project in Texas.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in connection with a $340-million private placement of subscription receipts for the partial financing of Intact Financial Corporation's US$1.7-billion proposed acquisition of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $200-million offering of trust units on a bought deal basis.

The Sentient Group

Acted for The Sentient Group, a principal shareholder of Pershimco Resources Inc., in connection with the combination of Orla Mining Ltd. and Pershimco Resources Inc.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.

PJT Partners LP

Acted as Canadian counsel to PJT Partners LP, the financial adviser to Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., in connection with the US$4.4-billion merger of Lions Gate with Starz.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with an offering of $700-million principal amount of 3.60% Series 5 senior unsecured notes due 2025, on a private placement basis in Canada.

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).

Alimentation Couche-Tard inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with its acquisition of U.S.-based The Pantry, Inc. for approximately US$1.7 billion including assumed debt and the financing of such acquisition.

Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust

Acted for Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its offering of (i) Series 6 Floating Rate Senior Unsecured Debentures due September 22, 2016 in the principal amount of $250 million and (ii) 3.62% Series 7 Senior Unsecured Debentures due June 21, 2019 in the principal amount of $300 million.

New Look Eyewear Inc.

Acted for New Look Vision Group Inc. in connection with its acquisition of substantially all the assets of Optic Direct Inc., doing business in Québec as Greiche & Scaff, for a purchase price of $17.75 million, and its financing arrangements to finance such acquisition, including a $10 million increase of its senior secured debt facility with its bank syndicate to $53 million, and a bought deal private placement of 500,000 subscription receipts at a price of $20.00 per receipt with a syndicate of Canadian investment firms led by GMP Securities L.P.

Joddes Limited and members of the Goodman family

Acted for Joddes Limited and members of the Goodman family, the largest shareholders of Paladin Labs Inc., in connection with the acquisition of Paladin Labs Inc. by Endo Health Solutions Inc. in a stock and cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.

J.P. Morgan and TD Securities Inc.

Acted for the initial purchasers led by J.P. Morgan and TD Securities Inc. in connection with Air Canada's US$1.1 billion private placement offering of secured notes. The offering consisted of US$600 million of first-lien secured notes, $300 million of Canadian dollar-denominated first-lien secured notes and US$200 million of second-lien secured notes.

CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for CDP Financial Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in connection with an offering of EUR750 million principal amount of 3.50% guaranteed notes due June 2020.

CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for CDP Financial Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in connection with an offering of $2 billion of senior notes, comprised of $1 billion of FRN (floating rate note) senior notes due 2015 and $1 billion of senior notes due 2020.

Adaltis inc.

Acted for Adaltis Inc. in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and subsequent bankruptcy proceedings.

CDP Financial Inc.

Acted for CDP Financial Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in connection with an offering of US$5 billion of senior notes in the United States. This offering was the largest non-government guaranteed offering by any Canadian issuer in US dollars at the time.

AbitibiBowater Inc.

Acted for AbitibiBowater Inc. (now known as Resolute Forest Products) in connection with the sale of its Snowflake, Arizona mill to Catalyst Paper Corporation in a transaction valued at US$161 million.

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.

Adaltis Inc.

Acted for Adaltis Inc. in its $55-million initial public offering.

MethylGene Inc.

Acted for MethylGene Inc., a biopharmaceutical company seeking treatment for cancer and infectious diseases in its $21.6 million initial public offering of common shares, and a concurrent $1.4 million private placement of common shares.

BCE Inc.

Acted for BCE Inc. in regard to the sale of the controlling interest in BCE Emergis Inc. through the issuance of subscription receipts for gross proceeds of approximately $356 million.

Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.

Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. on its acquisition of The Circle K Corp. in a transaction valued at $1.06 billion.

Russel Metals Inc.

Acted for Russel Metals Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Leroux Steel Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $185 million.

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. and SFK Pulp Fund

Acted for Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. (now known as Resolute Forest Products) and SFK Pulp Fund in connection with their initial public offering of $444 million of trust units of SFK Pulp Fund and a $125-million credit facility in favour of the Fund.

Speaking Engagement

Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, Déjeun’aide 2020 – Breakfast with Leaders, “Financial Markets in the Time of a Pandemicˮ; Webinar

Nov. 13, 2020

Article

Canada Chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance, co-author

July 01, 2019 - Global Legal Group, 12th Ed.
Download this article.

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2018

Oct. 03, 2018 - Davies’ annual Governance Insights reports analyze the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management, in-house counsel and governance observers...

Guide

Davies Governance Insights 2017

Oct. 02, 2017 - Davies Governance Insights 2017 provides analysis of the top governance trends and issues important to Canadian boards, senior management and governance observers. The 2017 edition provides readers with Davies’ take on important topics ranging from shareholder engagement and activism to...

IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate Acquisitions

Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Finance and Securities; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Securities Law

Lexpert Special Edition Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1998

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 1996
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 1993 Conventum

Community Involvement

Autorité des marchés financiers, Advisory Committee on Corporate Finance

Teaching Engagements

Olivier has lectured at the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés of Université Laval in Québec City.