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Me Paule Tardif est associée chez BCF à Montréal. Sa pratique porte principalement sur les secteurs des services financiers, de l’insolvabilité et de la réorganisation. Elle prend également part à toutes les étapes d’une opération de financement par emprunt, qu’il s’agisse de la négociation et du premier déboursement, de la réorganisation, des prêts spéciaux et même de la réalisation.

Sa pratique l’a amenée à travailler dans le cadre de divers types de prêts, notamment le financement à terme, le financement d’opérations, le financement reposant sur l’actif, le financement de projets, le financement de projets miniers, le financement lié à une acquisition, de même que le financement intérimaire d’entreprises en difficulté financière (DIP). Les financements et les restructurations dans lesquels Me Tardif est intervenue ont été réalisés sur les plans national et transfrontalier en Amérique du Nord. Elle représente principalement de grandes institutions financières en matière de prêts syndiqués et de prêts pari passu «club deals», ainsi que des prêteurs uniques et des emprunteurs.

Affiliations professionnelles

  • Membre de l’Association du Barreau canadien

Conférences

  • Conférencière pour l’organisme Dirigeants financiers internationaux du Canada au sujet de l’acquisition de sociétés en difficultés ;
  • Co-conférencière à l’événement Insight sur le financement et les sûretés.

Mandats représentatifs

  • Principal counsel to a bank syndicate in respect of credit facilities extended to Magasins Simons for the construction and expansion of its stores across Canada.

  • Counsel for the first time in Canada to a lessor, Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, which is supporting its lessee, Laura’s Shoppe (P.V.) lnc., by extending a DIP financing in respect of the restructuring of its business and stores.

  • Lender’s counsel in respect of credit facilities extended to Boutique Tristan & Iseut Inc.

  • Counsel to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec and Investissement Québec in the financing and partnership of an Irish company for the purchase of shares of IPL Inc., a Québec manufacturing company, north american leader in molded plastic products and solutions by injection for food and industrial sectors.

  • Counsel to Simon Equity Partners in the financing of the purchase of a majority interest in Coalision Inc. from Kilmer Capital Partners with other financial investors.

  • Acted for a senior secured creditor in the restructuring under the CCAA of Dumoulin Group Inc./Audiotronic Stores.

  • Acted for the banking syndicate in the restructuring under the CCAA of Les Ailes de la Mode/San Francisco Stores.

  • Lender’s counsel in respect of credit facilities extended to Boutique Jacob.

  • Acting for lenders in the restructuring of Bentley Leathers Inc./Cuirs Bentley Inc.

  • Counsel to the City of Montreal, as the main secured creditor in the insolvency proceedings of BIXI, which notably involved the sale, in maintaining the normal course of business of the company, of all international activities BIXI as well as the transfer to the City of Montreal of all Montreal operations.

  • Lead counsel for the financing extended to Biomod Concepts Inc., a company that transforms flexible materials into applicators, perfume diffusers or medical devices applied to the skin, in the sale of a control position to a Québec-based firm.

  • Lead counsel to Tandem Expansion in the financing of its acquisition of control of Averna Technologies, a global leader in the development of test solutions for electronic device manufacturers and communications around the world.

  • Counsel to Investissement Québec and Desjardins Capital de risque in the sale of Vision Globale A.R. Ltd. to TVA Group Inc., a subsidiary of Québecor Média Inc. a television and film post-production company for $118 million in cash.

  • Canadian counsel to private equity firm Oaktree Capital Management L.P. in its financing of the cross border acquisition of all the shares of Zodiac MILPRO (Military and Professional) Group.

  • Counsel to a syndicate of lenders in respect of a $52M secured financing.

  • Counsel to DIP lender and governmental authority in the restructuring of Abitibi­ Consolidated Inc.

  • Counsel to the borrower with respect to US$97M credit facilities for the acquisition of the assets of cross-border entities.

  • Acted for the banking syndicate lenders and DIP lenders for Concert Industries’ CCAA filing.

  • Acted for the lender in the Viau Auto Location matter, a renting car pool company.

  • Acted for the trustee in the bankruptcy of the Norbourg Group of companies, responsible for the most important financial fraud to date in the Province of Québec.

  • Acted for the secured creditor in the restructuring of Solplast Inc.

  • Acted for one of the secured creditors in the restructuring and liquidation of Via Route.

  • Counsel to the borrower with respect to $47M credit facilities for the acquisition of the assets of cross-border entities.

Contact

514 397-2659
paule.tardif@bcf.ca

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Adjoint(es)

Marie-Alexandre Talbot

514 397-6699 #3477
marie-alexandre.talbot@bcf.ca

Montréal

25e étage
1100, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
Montréal (Québec)   H3B 5C9
CANADA
tél. : 514 397-8500
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