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McCarthy Tétrault
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 2500
Montréal QC H3B 0A2

Work Department

Capital Markets: Debt & Equity


Patrick’s practice focuses on securities and corporate law, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, take-over bids, private equity deals and public financings. He is counsel to issuers and underwriters in various public offerings (including initial public offerings) and private placements of publicly listed issuers. He participated in numerous take-over bids and going-private transactions of publicly listed issuers, and has acted as counsel to independent committees in connection with various transactions.


Barreau du Québec, 1996. Université de Montréal (LLB), 1994 École des hautes études commerciales of Montréal (HEC) BBA Finance, 1991.


Quebec and Canadian bar association

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Patrick BoucherMcCarthy Tétrault

Covering the full range of capital markets transactions, including public and private offerings, bought deals, debt offerings and other forms of follow-on offerings, McCarthy Tétrault is known for its combination of capital markets expertise, industry understanding and cross-border experience. The team has been increasingly involved in the issuing of new limited recourse capital notes (LRCN) debt instruments alongside the broader banking and finance practice, with Andrew Parker and Jo-Anna Brimmer recently acting for RBC in the issuance of C$1.75bn worth of them. The department also has experience in cross-border public offerings made through the Canada-US Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System (MJDS). Parker co-leads the team from Toronto, while Patrick Boucher, who is known for his expertise with Quebecois financial institutions, leads the team in Montréal. Other key names include structured finance co-head Dean Masse, and banking and finance leader Marc MacMullin. The team was also bolstered by the hires of Alyson Goldman, Jessica Brown and Bradley Squibb from Burnet Duckworth & Palmer LLP.

Canada > Corporate and M&A

A ‘leading corporate and M&A group in Canada’, McCarthy Tétrault is well versed in a wide range of complex, high-value corporate transactions. Operating from its multiple national offices, the team not only has a strong grip on the domestic market but also offers an impressive international presence thanks to its New York and London offices. The team acted for Brookfield Infrastructure in its C$13.5bn takeover bid for Inter Pipeline, as well as advising Endeavor Mining on its $2.44bn combination with Teranga Gold. Shea Small and Jonathan See jointly lead the team out of Toronto, with Small also spending time in the London office and offering expertise in global mining work. Cameron Belsher also co-heads the team, splitting time between Toronto and Vancouver. David Woollcombe offers experience in private equity in addition to corporate support, and Clemens Mayr offers key support out of Montreal. Shevaun McGrath and Patrick Boucher are also names to note.