Firm Profile > Norton Rose Fulbright > Montreal, Canada

Norton Rose Fulbright
SUITE 2500
I PLACE VILLE MARIE
MONTREAL, QUEBEC H3B 1R1
Canada

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright’s practice packs a punch in litigation involving heavily regulated industries, particularly infrastructure, transport, financial services, and energy and natural resources matters. In Calgary, Clarke Hunter QC is a standout name for energy litigation and regulatory matters. Calgary-based senior associate Kaitlin Long is also noted for energy, regulatory, environmental and Indigenous law issues. National group head Daniel Bennett QC is a key contact in Vancouver and is well versed in commercial, real estate and natural resource-related disputes. Orestes Pasparakis, who co-chairs the Canadian special situations team, is recommended in Toronto and has a solid record in shareholder activism and securities litigation. The firm’s Quebec litigation offering continues to rank among the market’s best, with Montréal-based global international arbitration co-head Pierre Bienvenu Ad E widely recognized for his experience in complex cases. Also recommended in Montréal are Sophie Melchers, who has an emphasis on securities litigation, and regulated industries specialist Jean Bertrand Ad E.

Key clients

Chevron Corporation

Metro Inc.

VimpelCom (now VEON)

Rio Tinto Alcan

Merit Energy Company LLC

FTI Consulting Canada as Court-appointed monitor of Sears Canada

Justice Canada

Symantec Corporation

Québec Port Authority

Everest Insurance Company of Canada

Chubb Insurance Company of Canada

Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

Transat / Groupe Mach

Hydro-Québec

Ernst and Young

SNC-Lavalin

HEXO

Desjardins Securities

Labour and employment Tier 1

'As smart and capable as they come', Norton Rose Fulbright runs a truly national practice group, with offices in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Quebec City and Vancouver. The team is routinely engaged by multinationals and major domestic employers to handle large-scale outsourcing matters, corporate transactions and reorganizations. It has a strong record in employment litigation. Richard Charney in Toronto heads up the global practice group. Contacts in Montréal include national practice coordinator Pierre Hebert; Michel Carle, who contributes to the team's strength in the manufacturing, food and retail industries; and Luc Beaulieu, who has expertise in labour law and human rights issues.

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Testimonials

‘Excellent approach to problems, always with a practical approach. Solutions-based but equally comfortable taking an academic or aggressive approach to issues. True teamwork between client and lawyer when working on cases with this team.’

‘Excellent team that spends the time getting to know the business and providing practical, realistic solutions to labour and employment problems. As smart and capable as they come.’

Key clients

Royal Bank of Canada

Hydro One

Rio Tinto

Bombardier

Québecor (Vidéotron)

Candu Energy Inc.

Maritime Employers Association

CAE

EnerCare

Énergir (Gaz Métro)

Loto-Québec

Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

Prince Rupert Port Authority

ATI Telecom International

Lafarge Holcim

Brookfield Office Properties Inc.

Eddie Bauer Canada Corporation

Shipping Tier 1

Norton Rose Fulbright's national full-service shipping practice is able to draw upon the firm's extensive global platform to handle multi-jurisdictional contentious and non-contentious shipping matters. Contacts in Vancouver include John Bromley QC, who has a strong reputation in litigation; Shelley Chapelski, who handles a wide range of transactional matters and insurance claims; and Andrew Stainer, an up-and-coming partner specializing in casualty and emergency response. In Montréal, Vanessa Rochester has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional disputes, and transportation practice head Alain Ricard is also recommended.

Testimonials

Vanessa Rochester is very knowledgeable. She explains all issues well and elaborate on the impacts of various changes to overall security and risk. She takes her time to help us better understand in a friendly way. It is a pleasure working with her and I feel we are in good hands with her.

Key clients

Bridgeman Services Group LP

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Groupe Desgagnés and subsidiaries (Petro-Nav Inc.)

Harlock Murray Underwriting

Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd.

North of England P&I Association Ltd.

Ocean Group

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Port de Quebec

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Royal Bank of Canada

Seaspan ULC & other companies of the Washington Marine Group

Shipowners’ Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association Limited.

Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund

Spliethoff

Aviation Tier 2

Based in Montréal, the aviation team at Norton Rose Fulbright is highlighted by clients for its experience acting for a variety of market participants, and for its ability to call in resources from across the firm's international network to advise on cross-border transactions.  In addition to handling M&A and financing and leasing transactions, the team also has experience negotiating joint ventures and strategic alliances. Transportation head Alain Ricard has a strong record in aircraft financing and sales and acquisitions; he jointly leads the practice alongside corporate and securities partner Paul Raymond.

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Testimonials

Their aircraft financing practice is unique because few people work in this area and therefore to have credibility, you need to be doing this constantly. NRF has team members in all jurisdictions with vast experience both acting for the airlines and also acting for the other parties. This means they can appreciate all views and come up with solutions that work for both parties.

The partners we deal with on the Litigation side have in depth knowledge of the functions of government and administrative law which is a key to navigating through this highly regulated industry. The team assisting us on constitutional and administrative litigation (Pierre Bienvenu and Andres Garin) are not only extremely knowledgeable, they are highly respected by the judiciary particularly in the appeal levels. Their keen sense of the interplay between politics/public policy, administration and law, and their sound advice on balancing these various interests makes them highly valued strategic partners. Their aircraft financing team have deep knowledge in this area.

Key clients

Bombardier

CAE

WestJet Airlines

CHC Helicopter Inc.

Bell Helicopter Textron

Air Transat

Aéroports de Montreal

Air Canada

Air Nunavut

Pratt & Whitney

Héroux-Devtek Inc.

Qantas Airways Ltd.

Banking and finance Tier 2

A 'strong team with excellent international capabilities', Norton Rose Fulbright stands out in part for its broad national presence combined with its ability to draw upon the wider firm's extensive global network, marking it as a solid choice for resource-heavy, multi-jurisdictional deals. The group is a major player in energy-related matters, especially in Calgary, but also counts infrastructure and health care financings, as well as structured finance, among its areas of focus. The team handles a good mix of lender and borrower-side mandates and continues to increase its share of traditional and alternative lender representations, with recent engagements by Bank of America, Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation and RBC, among others. In Calgary, Rick Borden is highly sought after for his expertise in energy and project finance transactions, where he handles both lender and borrower-side matters. David Amato co-chairs the firm’s asset-based lending practice from Toronto. Senior associate Noah Schein is also noted in Toronto; he has experience in all aspects of corporate finance. Montréal-based Peter Wiazowski is the national practice coordinator for banking and debt finance and has an emphasis on cross-border debt capital markets and banking. Other recommended names in Montréal include David Lemieux and Arnold Cohen, both of whom handle financing and restructuring matters.

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Testimonials

‘Norton Rose has a very deep bench of lawyers both in Calgary and around the world. Since many of our borrowers operate on a cross-border basis, Norton Rose is able to leverage its international network which differentiates the firm from some of its more domestically/North American-focused competitors.’

‘The banking lawyers that we interact with at Norton Rose are very accessible and approach things from a very practical perspective. They tend to handle purely legal issues on their own with limited involvement from myself, but are also very good about keeping me informed as to progress/timelines.’

‘Strong team with excellent international capabilities. Approachable and strong advise. Always available.’

‘Nicole Sigouin is main contact and strong quarterback. Works well with bank counsel and has strong soft skills so that she never drives the underlying business transaction.’

Key clients

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Royal Bank of Canada

Telus International (Cda.) Inc.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

Bausch Health Companies

Toronto-Dominion Bank

Bank of America

Bank of Montreal

Parmalat Canada

Pieridae Energy

Fédération des caisses Desjardins du Québec

Investissement Québec

Capital markets Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright’s full-service corporate finance and securities practice handles a variety of capital markets transactions from its bases in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. The team advises both issuers and underwriters on debt and equity deals and is noted for being among the few Canadian firms with a dedicated covered bonds practice. Its extensive international network is another important differentiator, and, indeed, the team consistently works alongside other offices throughout its network to advise on cross-border mandates. In Calgary, department co-head Kirsty Sklar had a busy year in energy-related transactions. Calgary-based Marcus Archer is also recommended for energy offerings. Elliot Shapiro co-chairs the practice from Montréal and has a solid record in cross-border deals. Toronto-based co-lead Andrea Brewer advises on all aspects of securities law and related governance issues.

Key clients

VISA Inc.

TD Securities

Royal Bank of Canada

iA Financial Corporation Inc.

CIBC Capital Markets and RBC Capital Markets

Aimia Inc.

Scotia Capital

Gibson Energy

TELUS Corp.

EPCOR Utilities

Bombardier Inc.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

FAX Capital Corp.

Keyera Corp.

Jefferies LLC

PSP Capital Inc.

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright’s Canadian group is augmented by the wider firm’s global network, which provides consistent support in both inbound and outbound transactions. The diverse practice is well represented throughout the firm’s six national offices and specializes in energy, transport, infrastructure and technology work. Toronto managing partner Terence Dobbin handles M&A, corporate governance issues and public financings, with experience in cross-border matters. Toronto-based Canadian chair Walied Soliman also co-heads the Canadian special situations team and has an impressive record in complex proxy contests. In Montréal, Paul Raymond handles a mix of corporate and securities transactions and recently teamed up with the firm’s offices in Germany and the US to advise Bombardier on the C$550m sale of its regional jet programme to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

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Key clients

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

Special Committee of the Board of Directors of WestJet Airlines

Bombardier Inc.

Énergir Inc.

CannaRoyalty Corp d/b/a Origin House

Aimia Inc.

Aquilini GameCo Inc.

Coveo Solutions Inc.

Tidewater Midstream & Infrastructure Inc.

Hydro Québec

Paramount Resources

Natixis Investment Managers, LP

Groupe Canam Inc.

La Capitale and SSQ Insurance

HEXO Corp.

The Supreme Cannabis Company Inc.

Pieridae Energy

Infrastructure projects Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has developed a particularly strong reputation in the rail sector, where recent highlights include acting for Québec City in relation to the procurement and development of its C$3bn public transit network project. On the private sector side, the team acts for project proponents and lenders primarily in energy-related infrastructure projects. The group is fully integrated within the firm's global platform and secures international mandates including in the US and South America. James LeMoine is a key contact for PPP projects and infrastructure-related business transactions. The North American infrastructure group is jointly led by Douglas Buchanan QC and Greg Lewis QC, the latter of whom also leads the Canada infrastructure group. LeMoine and Lewis are based in Vancouver, while Buchanan divides time between Vancouver and New York.

Key clients

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Infrastructure Ontario

TransLink

Metrolinx

Province of BC

InfraRed Capital

OMERS Infrastructure Management

Alberta Electric System Operator

Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Sewage & Drainage District)

Capital Regional District (Greater Victoria)

City of Ottawa

Partnerships British Columbia

Seaspan ULC

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Fraser Health Authority

Axium Infrastructure

Intellectual property Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has strengths in hard and soft IP, with highlights from the past year showing activity in IP-driven commercial transactions and a variety of IP litigation. A name to note in the patents space is Jung-Kay Chiu, who heads the national IP group, and has specialist expertise in patents regarding biotechnology and medical devices. Also recommended is Judith Robinson, who focuses on IP litigation, strategy and risk management. For trademarks, Karen MacDonald is a go-to name for clients from the luxury goods sector, bringing years of experience advising on large-scale anti-counterfeiting programs.

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‘The Norton Rose team that manages our patent prosecution portfolio is excellent.’

Key clients

Innovative Medicines Canada (Rx&D)

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

Bombardier

Johnson & Johnson

GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

McCain Foods (Canada)

London Drugs Limited

Pfizer Canada ULC (Pfizer)

Servier

Wyeth LLC

Mattel Canada Inc.

Biofert Manufacturing Inc.

I-MED Pharma

Mining Tier 2

Leveraging a strong international office network, Norton Rose Fulbright acts for numerous international banks and mining companies in every stage of the development and operation cycle, from initial financing and development to operation, production, distribution and M&A. Also of note, the team has experience acting for clients in every segment of the mining and materials sectors, with recent financing and development highlights involving iron ore, copper, gold and other assets, both throughout Canada and internationally, primarily in Latin American jurisdictions. Corporate finance specialist Robert Mason leads the department from Toronto, while Ottawa-based Geoffrey Gilbert is a name to note for high-value project finance work.

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Key clients

Rio Tinto

Lundin Gold

Osisko Gold

Société Générale

Marathon Gold Corporation

PolyMet Mining Corporation

RK Mine Finance

Gold Reserve Inc.

Arcelormittal Mining Canada G.P.

Turquoise Hill

Arianne Phosphate Inc.

Stornoway Diamonds (Canada) Inc.

Oil and gas Tier 2

Active in the full range of downstream, midstream and upstream work, Norton Rose Fulbright advises a broad mix of international and domestic clients on transactional, contentious and regulatory matters. Corporate and commercial specialists KayLynn Litton and Robert Froehlich jointly chair the practice, while on the regulatory and contentious side Don Davies QC is extensively experienced acting before the Alberta energy regulators. Wayne Fedun is another name to note for his work in negotiating a variety of energy industry agreements, including those for project finance and development, facility arrangements, and engineering, procurement and construction agreements.

Key clients

Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (including Spectra Energy and Westcoast Energy)

Brookfield (including portfolio companies)

PETRONAS

Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Imperial Oil Limited

Paramount Resources Ltd.

Pieridae Energy

Black Swan Energy

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure

Keyera Corp.

Wolf Midstream

Other transport Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright's transportation team routinely works alongside the firm's wider infrastructure service group, handling project finance, development and all manner of regulatory approvals. In this regard, the group is particularly active in the rail sector, where it acts for public sector clients including city transportation authorities, as well as private infrastructure companies and rail operators. Alain Ricard in Montréal is a key contact for project and structured finance; Calgary-based commercial litigator Ray Chartier has experience handling commercial disputes in the sector; and Greg Lewis QC heads the firm's Canadian infrastructure group from the Vancouver office.

Key clients

The City of Quebec

CDPQ Infra Inc.

Translink (Metro Vancouver Transit Authority)

Metrolinx (Greater Toronto Transportation Authority)

Infrastructure Ontario

City of Ottawa

Bombardier Transportation

Bechtel Canada

Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited

Energetic Trucking

BC Rail

Power Tier 2

Based primarily in Vancouver and supported by an office in Calgary, the team at Norton Rose Fulbright has broad experience across asset classes, spanning gas- and coal-fired generation and various renewables such as hydroelectricity. The team has a particular emphasis on regulatory issues, but also undertakes a range of other work including environmental assessments, transmission and distribution interconnection issues, EPC matters, project finance, and power trading. Vancouver-based Matthew Keen leads the practice group and focuses on energy regulatory work, as well as on environmental assessments and permitting, tolls and tariffs, and issues concerning Indigenous peoples.

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Key clients

Toronto Hydro Corporation

Shell Canada Limited

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

Hydro-Québec

TransAlta Corporation / TransAlta Renewables Inc.

Toronto Hydro Corporation

FortisAlberta Inc.

Association of Major Power Customers of BC (AMPC)

Rio Tinto (RT)

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

ChargePoint Inc.

Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust

Public procurement Tier 2

Norton Rose Fulbright has a nationwide procurement practice spread across offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Montréal. Headed by Greg Lewis QC in Vancouver, the team acts for clients in a wide variety of industry sectors, including defence, security, transportation, energy, healthcare, education, and technology, advising on contracting agreements, bid challenges and a host of regulatory matters. Lewis also heads the firm's infrastructure group, and indeed the procurement team stands out in particular for its work in public infrastructure and transit projects.

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Key clients

TransLink

Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO)

CDPQ Infra Inc.

Province of BC

Capital Regional District

Infrastructure Ontario

Metrolinx

Department of Justice

The City of Ottawa

Seaspan

BCE Inc.

EMD, Inc.

Telus

Partnerships British Columbia

Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Sewerage & Drainage District)

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Lower Mainland Health Authorities

Toronto Hydro

Business immigration Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright's Montréal-based immigration team works as part of the firm's global immigration service, and has experience advising on multi-jurisdictional professional mobility matters. Acting primarily for corporate clients, the team provides advice in conjunction with the firm's labour and employment practice group. Practice head Chantal Arsenault has experience acting for clients ranging from SMEs to large international businesses.

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Cannabis Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright has 'experience across all realms of the cannabis industry'. The team is strong in the regulatory space and is also active in capital markets work and securities litigation. The firm's business group provides transactional support, with Vancouver-based finance specialist Michael Posnikoff, securities lawyer Linda Fuerst and governance expert Andrea Brewer being key contacts. Fuerst and Brewer are based in Toronto, along with Vanessa Grant, who has expertise in cannabis-sector M&A.

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Testimonials

The NRF Team has an outstanding understanding of the cannabis market and an extremely deep and knowledgeable bench. With NRF, we are able to address almost any issues that is thrown at us and we can always rely on a vast availability resources.

We value their support, insight and counsel, to help us get our own job done right in this nascent Industry still defining itself.

Amar Leclair-Ghosh, is the partner driving the relationship and while highly resourceful, know how to pull-in the right resource from their roster, to get the job done. I can’t say enough about Amar’s valued contribution to our success.

Experience across all realms of the cannabis industry

Vanessa Grant – outstanding partner and manager of projects

Key clients

Canopy Growth Corporation

Green Growth Brands

Hexo Corp.

CannaRoyalty Corp

Organigram Holdings Inc.

Namaste Technologies Inc.

The Supreme Cannabis Company

Société Québécoise Du Cannabis (SQDC)

Alpha Blue Ocean Advisors Limited

Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp.

MedReleaf Corp

PureSinse Inc.

Medi-Can Health Solutions Ltd.

MJardin Group

Competition and antitrust Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright is best known for its international expertise, with a competition practice that is often called upon to advise on multi-jurisdictional cartel and antitrust investigations. Cross-border merger cases are also a key part of the work. The firm's Calgary office is particularly specialized in dealing with the Competition Bureau in oil and gas and agricultural sector mergers, while its Montréal counterpart routinely conducts cases before the Competition Tribunal, having successfully litigated bid-rigging cases in Quebec courts. Litigator Eric Lefebvre is a name to note in this space. Department head Kevin Ackhurst is based in the Toronto office, which, like the team Ottawa, covers the full spectrum of antitrust work.

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Key clients

Bombardier Inc.

Brookfield Asset Management

Canadian Tire Corporation

CannaRoyalty, Inc.

CN

Green Growth Brands

HEXO Corp.

H.I.S Co. Ltd.

Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited

JTEKT Corporation

Lassonde Inc.

Louis Dreyfus Canada

Makivik Corporation / Bradley Air Services Limited

Metro Inc.

Parmalat S.p.A.

Pfizer Canada Inc.

Sharp Corporation

SNC Lavalin

Solium Corporation

Tervita Corporation

Environment Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright advises on the full range of environmental matters, including civil disputes and criminal and administrative proceedings, business transactions, environmental governance and climate risk and sustainability issues. Janet Bobechko leads the department from Toronto; she specializes in climate change risk-related issues and disclosures. The team is also noted for its work on brownfield remediation projects, an area where Max Collett is a key contact. The practice group is fully integrated across the firm's offices in Québec, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

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Key clients

Accuworx

ArcelorMittal

Badger Daylighting

Bombardier

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NorthRiver Midstream)

CDPQ Infra

CF Industries

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

CreateTO

Equicapita Investment Corp.

Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Lactalis Canada (previously Parmalat)

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Québec Port Authority

Réseau de transport de la Capitale – Ville de Quebec

Rio Tinto

SNC Lavalin

Suncor Energy

Columbia Power Corporation

Indigenous law Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright handles consultations and negotiations, as well as commercial litigation for government entities and corporates in the mining and energy sectors. The practice group is chaired by Aldo Argento and Ray Chartier in Calgary, and Quebec City-based Pierre-Christian Labeau, who acts as Quebec government negotiator in numerous land claims. Senior associate Emily Chan is recommended is the Vancouver office; she is developing a reputation for representing clients in proceedings before federal and provincial tribunals.

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Testimonials

Pierre-Christian Labeau has been involved in many negotiation situations and is a very good advisor for our team.

Key clients

Iron Ore Co. of Canada, a majority owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto, and the Quebec North Shore & Labrador Railway

Government of Quebec

Justice Canada

Rio Tinto

Prince Rupert Port Authority

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Equator Principles Association

Rio Tinto Fer et Titane

AESO

Mine Canadian Malartic Corporation

Real estate Tier 3

Construction and infrastructure-related property matters are key components of the workflow at Norton Rose Fulbright, a 'one-stop-shop' for real estate, and a firm that is routinely instructed by development companies, contractors and subcontractors in headline construction projects. The real estate team also has additional strengths in acquisitions and disposals, an area where its work spans a wide variety of commercial real estate assets and covers most of the major commercial centres in Canada. John Sampson co-chairs the practice from Vancouver, alongside Mario Caron in Montréal. Both partners are recognized for their breadth of experience in high-value corporate real estate transactions. Up-and-coming partner Neil Davie is another key name in Vancouver, with experience advising on the full cycle of the development process.

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This is a “one stop shop” with deep expertise in each and every need. Never have to wonder whether this or that will be covered. It always is with great and deep expertise.

Key clients

Aurora Cannabis

B.C. Pavilion Corporation

Bosa Properties Inc.

Calgary Sports and Entertainment Co.

CDPQ Infra Inc.

Department of Justice Canada

Grosvenor Canada Limited

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Réseau De Transport De La Capitale (RTC)

The Owners, Strata Plan VR120

Groupe Prével

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Spread across the firm's offices in Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Quebec City and Vancouver, Norton Rose Fulbright has experience of domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters and is well versed in advising companies facing financial difficulties before they reach insolvency. The practice group has built a reputation for representing debtors and court-appointed officers, and is especially well known for its work in the energy and mining sectors. Managing partner Kieran Siddall is based in Vancouver; Sylvain Rigaud and Luc Morin are contacts in the Montréal office; and Howard Gorman QC is a name to note in Calgary.

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Key clients

FTI Consulting Canada Inc.

Stornoway Diamond Corporation

Cirque du Soleil

Noteholders and Pengrowth Energy Corporation

Noteholders of Bonavista Energy Corporation

Alvarez and Marsal Canada Inc.

Bank of New York Mellon

Ernst & Young Inc.

Bank of America

Novelion Therapeutics Inc.

Insolvency Institute of Canada

HSBC Canada

KSV Advisory Inc.

Tax Tier 3

Leveraging strong bases in commercial centres across Canada in addition to an expansive office network worldwide, Norton Rose Fulbright is sought after by international clients to advise on the full range of Canadian tax matters. Among the team's clients are large corporations in the energy and infrastructure sectors, domestic and multinational lenders and asset managers. Key areas for the practice include transactional tax advice, tax planning and structuring, investigations and litigation services, as well as corporate restructurings and alternative financing arrangements. The team is jointly led by transaction specialist Dion Legge and litigator Dominic Belley from Calgary and Montréal, respectively. Wilfrid Lefebvre QC is also highly regarded for his work on contentious income tax matters, representing clients before the tax authorities and courts.

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Key clients

Aquilini GameCo Inc.

Bombardier Inc.

Fiducie Rhéo Lalancett

Fonds Immobilier Devimco Investissment

HIS-Merit Travel Inc.

SNC-Lavalin

Solium Capital

Special committee of the board of directors of WestJet Airlines

Whistler Medical Marijuana Company

Tervita Corporation

Brookfield Asset Management and Brookfield Infrastructure

Wolf Midstream Inc.

Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Canadian Tire

Royal Bank of Canada

Tidewater Midstream

NorthRiver Midstream Inc.

Technology Tier 3

Norton Rose Fulbright advises growth companies and well-known technology companies on M&A, public and private financing deals and strategic commercial transactions, often working in conjunction with colleagues from across the firm's international platform. The firm also has dedicated expertise in privacy and data protection. IP specialist Anthony De Fazekas heads the practice from Toronto. Litigator Andrew McCoomb was promoted to partner in January 2020; he specializes in shareholder and contract disputes in the tech sector.

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Aquilini GameCo Inc.

Solium Capital Inc.

Coveo Solutions Inc.

Outbox Technology

Telecon Inc.

Symantec Corporation

Geoforce, Inc.

NZIA Limited

Telus International (Cda.) Inc.

Insurance Tier 4

The insurance practice at Norton Rose Fulbright is known for its work in coverage disputes, particularly those arising from professional liability, D&O liability and general liability insurance, areas where Montreal-based André Legrand is an expert. The team also has specialist experience in construction disputes and project-specific insurance policies. Calgary-based litigator Aldo Argento heads the team; Lara Mason is also recommended.

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Key clients

Lloyd’s Underwriters

Foster + Partners

CPA Professional Liability Plan Inc.

Alberta Lawyers’ Insurance Association

Insurer of the Municipality of St.-Marthe-sur-le-Lac

Domtar Inc.

Intact Insurance

Canadian University Reciprocal Insurance Exchange (CURIE)

Markel Syndicate (Lloyd’s)

Everest Insurance Company of Canada

La Mutuelle des municipalités du Quebec (MMQ)

Lloyd’s and Groupe EGP Inc.

QBE Inc.

AXA XL

International trade Tier 4

Norton Rose Fulbright has strong industry experience advising clients in the energy, steel, chemical, commodities, mining and life sciences sectors. The team advises on bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, acting for clients in relation to trade actions and trade remedy matters, international arbitration, economic sanctions and export and import controls. Led from Ottawa by co-heads Martin Masse and Richard Wagner, the practice is fully integrated across the firm's national and international offices.

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ArcelorMittal

Dow AgroSciences LLP

Danone/Nutricia

SSAB Central Inc.

Sobi AB

The firm

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm providing the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. The firm has 3700+ lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across Europe, the US, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Areas of Practice

Recognised for its industry focus, the firm is strong across all key industry sectors: Financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; life sciences and healthcare. Through the global risk advisory group, the firm leverages its industry experience with knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses. No matter which office, the firm operates in accordance with its global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. It aims to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each location and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact. For more information see nortonrosefulbright.com.

Offices

We have offices in the world’s most important business, financial and regulatory centres and are active in strategically important growth markets. Our offices are located in Amsterdam, Athens, Austin, Bangkok, Beijing, Brisbane, Brussels, Calgary, Canberra, Cape Town, Casablanca, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Durban, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta (in association with Norton Rose Fulbright Australia), Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Minneapolis, Monaco, Montréal, Moscow, Munich, New York, Ottawa, Paris, Perth, Piraeus, Québec, Riyadh (in association with Mohammed Al-Ghamdi Law Firm), San Antonio, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, St Louis, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw and Washington DC. In Africa, Norton Rose Fulbright have alliances with firms in Burundi, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Number of partners (Canada): 315+
Number of other fee-earners (Canada): 650+

Key Canadian Contacts

Financial institutions: Jennifer Teskey (Toronto)
Energy: KayLynn Litton (Calgary)
Infrastructure, mining and commodities: Greg Lewis (Vancouver)
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Technology and innovation: Anthony de Fazekas (Toronto)
Life sciences and healthcare: Janet Grove (Vancouver)

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