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

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of CAD$1.5 billion of senior notes under its senior notes program

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BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$176-million public offering (including the full exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriters) in Canada and in the United States.

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of EUR2 billion in senior notes under its senior notes program.

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Cominar REIT

Acted for Cominar REIT, one of Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trusts and the largest commercial property owner in Québec, in its C$5.7-billion sale to Iris Acquisition II LP, which is an entity created by a consortium led by Canderel Real Estate Property Inc., one of Canada's largest privately held real estate companies.

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of US $1.5 billion of Senior Notes under its Senior Notes Program.

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BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc.

Acted for BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc. and a group of other agents in a $300-million offering of Metro Inc.'s 1.922% Series J senior unsecured notes due December 2, 2024.

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Enbridge Inc.

Acted 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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BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$200-million public offering in Canada and the United States.

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Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of CAD $1.25 billion of Senior Notes under its Senior Notes Program.

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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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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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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Québec

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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: Technology and Health Sciences

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

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Governance Practice (Lawyer of the Year 2023, Montréal); 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

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of CAD$1.5 billion of senior notes under its senior notes program

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$176-million public offering (including the full exercise of the over-allotment option by the underwriters) in Canada and in the United States.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of EUR2 billion in senior notes under its senior notes program.

Cominar REIT

Acted for Cominar REIT, one of Canada's largest diversified real estate investment trusts and the largest commercial property owner in Québec, in its C$5.7-billion sale to Iris Acquisition II LP, which is an entity created by a consortium led by Canderel Real Estate Property Inc., one of Canada's largest privately held real estate companies.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of US $1.5 billion of Senior Notes under its Senior Notes Program.

BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc.

Acted for BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc. and a group of other agents in a $300-million offering of Metro Inc.'s 1.922% Series J senior unsecured notes due December 2, 2024.

Enbridge Inc.

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

BELLUS Health Inc.

Acted for BELLUS Health Inc. in its US$200-million public offering in Canada and the United States.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and CDP Financial Inc. in connection with an offering by CDP Financial of CAD $1.25 billion of Senior Notes under its Senior Notes Program.

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.

Guide

Public Offering: Prospectus Regime

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

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Corporate/Commercial: Québec

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: Technology and Health Sciences

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

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Governance Practice (Lawyer of the Year 2023, Montréal); 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.