Practice Expertise

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Debt Financing and Banking
  • Commercial
  • SME

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Debt Financing and Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • SME
  • Mining Law
  • Protection and Transmission of Estates and ...
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David is a partner in the Business Law group, and his practice focuses on corporate finance.

He has extensive experience in private practice, in particular, bank financing, project financing, insolvency and private equity. He also acted as vice-president and corporate secretary of a large industrial project and advised many entities on governance issues.

More recently, he has represented start-up companies, multinationals and investors involved in engineering, green industrial projects and information technology.

David is passionate about the new technologies and financing transactions that make his clients' projects possible. He draws on the broad expertise he has acquired in renowned law firms and as a corporate executive to assist entrepreneurs, investors, directors and legal departments in a wide range of areas.


Bank Financing

  • Represented Rexel S.A., a French worldwide distributor of electrical equipment, in connection with the Canadian aspects of the ?50 million unsecured bond issue in European markets.
  • Represented the Royal Bank of Scotland as agent and lender in accordance with a USD 350 million multi-currency credit agreement in connection with a debt restructuring of a global producer and distributor of electronic and visual animal identification systems.
  • Represented the Agent (CIBC) and lenders in a CAD 30 million syndicated loan of cash and potential corporate acquisitions of a leading engineering and construction firm in Canada.
  • Represented the Agent (National Bank of Canada) and lenders in the context of a CAD 175 million financing for the acquisition of an IT hosting company in the UK.
  • Represented Canadian Helicopters Limited, a Canadian helicopter transportation services company, in the NZD 154 million financing of its acquisition of the assets of a New Zealand company.

Public-Private Partnerships

  • Represented Groupe Nouveau Pont Île-aux-Tourtes Inc., a joint venture of Canadian and international shareholders, throughout the negotiation and the drafting of all agreements required for the hybrid debt and bonds financing of the design and construction of the new Île-aux-Tourtes bridge in Montreal, which forms part of the strategic road network supporting commercial trade.
  • Represented a banking syndicate in the context of a bid to finance the construction of the McGill University Health Centre in Montréal for CAD 1.3 billion.
  • Represented Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farms 2 and 3, a joint venture led by Boralex Inc. to build, finance, operate and maintain a CAD 725 million and 272M W wind farm, which received Project Finance International?s 2011 Award for Americas Renewables Deal of the Year.
  • Represented Concession A25 L.P., a joint venture led by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, in connection with the operation of an automated-toll highway in the Montréal metropolitan area.

Mining, Energy and Recycling Projects

  • Represented Transition Energy Inc. of British Columbia in the negotiation and drafting of all agreements for the development of plants that convert wood waste into renewable natural gas.
  • Represented DF Canada Ltd., an engineering firm, in the negotiation and drafting of equipment purchase contracts for a graphene mining project in Quebec.
  • Represented Polystyvert Inc., a Quebec-based recycler of various polymers, in its negotiation of two joint development agreements with world leaders in the plastics industry.

Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Represented Abitibi Bowater Inc. (now Resolute Forest Products), a pulp and paper producer, in the context of its cross-border restructuring under applicable legislation in Canada and the United States.
  • Represented TQS, a private Quebec television network, in the context of its restructuring under Canadian federal legislation.
  • Represented a French company holding the copyright to the television program Tout le monde en parle, in connection with the bankruptcy of its Canadian agent.
  • ?Financement + numérique dans 10, 20, 30 ans?,? Chaire Wilson, Université de Montréal, February 2021:
    Link to video
  • ?FinTech and Banks: Review of a Revolution,? Canlii, September 2020: Link to article
  • ?Industrial Projects:Three Milestones on the Road to Bankability,? Association of Corporate Counsel, June 2017: Link to article
  • ?La transposition de la loi type dans l?ordre juridique canadien,? Service de la Formation Continue du Barreau du Québec, Volume 321, 2010
  • ?Reorganization: a commercial concept juridicially defined,? Canadian Bar Review, November 2009
  • ?Vente, donation et hypothèque d?actions,? JurisClasseur, Lexis Nexis, periodical updated annually since 2009
  • ?Les mutations de l?obligation,? JurisClasseur, Lexis Nexis, periodical updated annually since 2008
  • Co-author, ?De l?évaluation des dommages suivant la résiliation des contrats de service et les contraventions à la Loi sur la concurrence,? Service de la formation continue du Barreau du Québec, Volume 255, 2006, with the Honourable Justice Suzanne Côté of the Supreme Court of Canada


  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2005
  • DESS, International Trade Law, Université Montpellier 1, 2002
  • DJCE certificate ? Intellectual Property, 2002
  • Master?s in International and Transnational Law, Université Laval, 2001
  • Master?s in Private Law, Université de Franche-Comté, 2000
  • Undergraduate Diploma in Law, Université de Strasbourg, 1998

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial
  • Debt Financing and Banking
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • SME
  • Mining Law
  • Protection and Transmission of Estates and Assets

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