Daniel Bénay: Lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Daniel Bénay

Partner
Montreal,  QU  Canada
Phone514-397-4168

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  • Capital Markets
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Financial Services
  • Infrastructure
 
Law SchoolFaculty of Law of the Université de Montréal, LL.L., 1976; Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, J.D., 1980; Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, LL.M., 1980
 
Admitted1977, Québec
 
Biography

Daniel Benay is a partner in our Business Law Group in Montreal. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financing, corporate law, energy (power), mining and infrastructure, as well as international legal consulting.

In his international consulting practice, Mr. Benay has advised on bank restructurings in Cameroon; securities legislation in Cameroon, secured transactions laws in Vietnam, Cambodia, El Salvador and Morocco, and implementation of privatization initiatives in Haiti.

Mr. Benay was recently involved in the following transactions:

•Advising Industrial Life in connection with its redemption of trust securities - series A (IATS) with a nominal value of$150 million.
•Advising SSQ Groupe Financier and Fonds de solidarite FTQ in connection with the acquisition of AXA Life Insurance Inc.;
•Advising a syndicate of dealers co-led by RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities and consisting of BMO Capital Markets, Scotia Capital, CIBC World Markets, National Bank Financial, Casgrain & Company and Industrial Alliance Securities in connection with the offering of $250 million of 4.75% fixed-floating subordinated debentures due December 14, 2021 by Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc.;
•Advising ASICS in connection with the acquisition of its Canadian distributor;
•Advising Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Capital Trust complete $1.2 billion offering;
•Advising National Bank of Canada in connection with the renewal of its medium term notes program, the offering of $1.35 billion of medium term notes and $450 million of preferred shares;
•Advising National Bank of Canada and NBC Asset Trust in connection with the initial public offering of $400 million of Trust Capital Securities;
•Advising Royal Bank of Canada and RBC Subordinated Notes Trust in connection with the initial public offering of $1 billion of Trust Subordinated Notes;
•Advising the Agents (led by BMO Capital Markets) in connection with the $800 million initial public offering of BMO Subordinated Notes Trust;
•Advising Addenda Capital Inc. in the context of its acquisition by way of amalgamation by the Co-operator Group;
•Advising Dexia Credit Local in connection with the $250 million term loan to Ville de Montreal;
•Advising Dexia Credit Local in connection with the $175 million term loan to Societe de transport de Montreal;
•Advising Dexia Credit Local in connection with the $140 million construction and term loans.

Mr. Benay is profiled in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leader in the area of Energy (Electricity) - transactional matters and he is also rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Directory. He also appears as leading lawyer in natural resources law in the last edition of Best Lawyers in Canada, and he is also recognized as a leading lawyer in energy in Lexpert's special edition Canada's Leading Energy Lawyers (November 2014). Mr. Benay lectured on Quebec Mining Law in Osgoode Certificate in Mining Law (2013 and 2014).

Mr. Benay received his LLL from the Faculty of Law of the Universite de Montreal in 1976 and his J.D. from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa in 1980. He also completed graduate studies in law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa in 1980 (LLM). He was called to the Quebec bar in 1977.

 
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Québec Government Releases 2015-2025 Québec Infrastructure Plan
Daniel Bénay,Maxime Léveillé, April 15, 2015
On March 26, 2015, the Québec government released the 2015-2025 Québec Infrastructure Plan (the “Plan”).

Québec Launches the “Plan Nord toward 2035, the 2015-2020 Action Plan”
Daniel Bénay,Thomas Lavier,Franck Marvel Ngandui, April 15, 2015
The government of Québec launched on April 8, 2015 its new version of the Plan Nord by presenting the “Plan Nord toward 2035, the 2015-2020 Action Plan”.

Canada’s New Nuclear Liability and Compensation Regime Under Review by Senate Committee
Daniel Bénay,Maxime Léveillé, April 6, 2015
Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing the Nuclear Liability Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts (the “Bill”) was first introduced in the House of Commons on January 30...



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Daniel Bénay

Suite 2500, 1000 de La Gauchetière Street West
MontrealQU H3B 0A2
 

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