Martin Sills

Partner, Lawyer

Martin Sills

Montreal

25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9
CANADA
514 397-8500 514 397-8515

A leader in banking law and finance, Martin Sills specialises in Canadian and cross-border financing transactions. He regularly represents chartered banks, asset-based lenders, and other Canadian and foreign financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers dealing with complex financing transactions. From drafting legal documentation on asset-based lending to syndicated loans, automotive financing, leasing, real estate transactions, and intercreditor relations, he perfectly masters the art of the deal.

Martin has been recognized by his peers on numerous occasions, including his ranking in Equipment Finance Law from 2009 to 2019 on the Best Lawyers in Canada list.

  • Called to the Barreau du Québec (1998)
  • B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University (1997)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert (2017-2023) - Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Asset-Based Lending
  • Best Lawyers (2009-2024) - Project Finance Law; Banking and Finance Law; Asset-Based Lending Practice; Equipment Finance Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert : Special edition (2020) - Agribusiness and Cannabis
  • Acted for a private equity fund in the acquisition of a Québec leader in the design and manufacture of high-efficiency recovery, heating and ventilation systems;
  • Acted on behalf Novolecs in the acquisition of the assets of Stace, a factory specializes in the design and manufacture of low and medium voltage auxiliary equipment, serving a large local and international customer base;
  • Acted on behalf of Québec counsel Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust in its acquisition from Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust of a Canadian office and retail portfolio consisting of six properties;
  • Acted on behalf of PayFacto Payments Inc. in the equity investment of up to C$150 million led by private equity firm Flexpoint Ford with participation from BMO Capital Partners;
  • Sale of an asphalt and road works company to a European company;
  • Sale of RCI Environnement to Waste Management;
  • Management Buy-Out de Rondi Industries Ltd.;
  • Sale of MusiquePlus to Groupe V Média;
  • Sale of Adonis to Métro;
  • Acquisition of Motorcade Automotive by Groupe Monaco.
  • 2005

    “Drafting and Negotiation of Inter-Creditor Agreements”, Fifth
    Annual Insight Conference on Secured Lending

  • Turnaround Management Association (TMA)
  • Canadian Bar Association