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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

McCarthy Tétrault’s capital markets team is complemented by the firm’s top-tier banking and finance practice and strong institutional bank relationships. As such, the group has been called ‘the strongest practice on the street‘ when it comes to underwriter-side work; though the team also routinely advises corporate and financial services clients as issuers on public and private offerings. The team is well versed in both debt and equity deals, but is differentiated in part by the strength of its structured finance practice, where is is routinely involved in high-profile debt transactions, including covered bonds and maple bonds. Contacts in Toronto include national capital markets co-head Andrew Parker, who has an impressive record in debt and equity offerings, and Marc MacMullin, who heads the financial services group and is a favourite with banks to assist with their structured finance, asset-backed securities and covered bond transactions. A recent highlight for MacMullin involved advising HSBC Bank Canada on its $1bn covered bond issuance. Other recommended names in Toronto are structured finance co-head Dean MasseJo-Anna Brimmer, who focuses on securitization, covered bonds and debt capital markets; and ‘stand-out associate’ Christopher Bamford. In Montréal, capital markets co-head Patrick Boucher is highly regarded for his combination of securities and corporate expertise, and recently advised the National Bank of Canada, as issuer, on the renewal of its $10bn euro note programme.

Canada > Corporate and M&A

McCarthy Tétrault’s ‘extremely commercial’ group impresses with its ‘deep bench of experts that can get to the bottom of every complex issue’. The national department stands out for its consistency across Canada’s key business centres, fielding market-leading lawyers in Montréal, Toronto and Vancouver; it also has a presence in Calgary. Its nationwide strength, combined with international offices in London and New York, mark it as a popular choice for large-scale M&A, particularly transactions with a cross-border component. Notable industry sweet spots include retail, infrastructure, real estate and natural resources. National M&A co-head Cameron Belsher is widely regarded as a leader in the field; he splits his practice between Vancouver and Toronto. Other senior contacts in Toronto include David Woollcombe, who focuses on M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions, and private equity specialist Shevaun McGrath. Toronto-based up-and-coming partner Jonathan See is an ‘exceptional transaction quarterback’. He recently advised a consortium including Brookfield Infrastructure and Singapore’s GIC on its $8.4bn acquisition of Genesee & Wyoming. Global mining co-lead Shea Small divides his time between London and Toronto. In Montréal, Clemens Mayr ranks among the market’s leading corporate lawyers, and national capital markets co-head Patrick Boucher is also recommended.