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Patrice Beaudin’s practice in financial services law is focused on corporate finance, including domestic and cross-border syndicated financings, securitizations, leases and leasing. Acting for both lenders and borrowers in a variety of debt financings, Patrice’s broad industry expertise encompasses a wide range of sectors, including manufacturing, recycling and technology.

Patrice is recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in banking and finance law, equipment finance law and structured finance law, and in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a repeatedly recommended lawyer in asset equipment finance / leasing and asset-based lending.

Having practised as a chartered accountant earlier in his career, Patrice brings deep insight to his work in financial services.



Representative Matters

  • Acting for a publicly traded company and its subsidiaries in connection with a $400M committed revolving operating credit facility and a $225M committed bridge facility made available by a syndicate of Canadian banks to finance, inter alia, the acquisition by takeover bid of a company traded on the London Stock Exchange.
  • Acting for a privately owned company in the metal recycling industry in connection with a $500M revolving facility made available by a syndicate of 12 banks.
  • Representing a syndicate of lenders in connection with aggregate facilities of $105M made available to a manufacturer of doors and windows.
  • Representing a syndicate of lenders in connection with aggregate facilities of $95M made available to a manufacturer of envelopes.
  • Acting for a software development company in connection with credit facilities for an aggregate amount of $39,550,000 made available in the context of an acquisition by a venture capital group.
  • Acting for a corporate purchaser in connection with the purchase and financing of a private jet.

Speaking Engagements

Commercial Agreements Workshop Leader, Ontario Bar Association , Toronto, Ontario

November 2015

News


Rankings & Recognition

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Banking and Finance Law; Equipment Finance Law and Structured Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer in the areas of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Asset-Based Lending and Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Banking & Finance Law, Equipment Finance Law and Structured Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the areas of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing and Asset-Based Lending
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2020) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Banking & Finance Law and Structured Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the area of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 as a leading lawyer in the areas of Banking & Finance Law and Structured Finance Law
  • Recognized in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a Repeatedly Recommended lawyer in the areas of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing and Asset-Based Lending
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 as “Lawyer of the Year” Montréal for Structured Finance Law. Also listed as a leading lawyer in the area of Banking and Finance Law
  • Repeatedly recommended in the areas of Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing and Asset-Based Lending in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized in Lexpert’s Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers 2016
  • Recognized in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of Asset-Based Lending and Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Québec bar

Education & Admissions

1991
Called to the Québec bar
1990
LLB Université de Montréal
1985
Graduate Diploma in Accountancy Concordia University
1983
BA Bishop's University

Publications

  • “International Contract Manual – Chapter 49 Canada West,” a Thomson Reuters Business March 2010