- Capital Markets
- Financial Services
|Law School||Faculty 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|
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 theCanadian 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 theMartindale-Hubbell Directory. He also appears as leading lawyer in natural resources law in the last edition ofBest Lawyers in Canada. 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.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Hydro-Québec Distribution 450 MW Wind RFP Submission Deadline Delayed
Daniel Bénay,Cristel Chabot-Lapointe,Mathieu LeBlanc, September 2, 2014
On December 18, 2013, we reported that Hydro-Québec Distribution (HQD) had issued a call for tenders for the purchase of a block of wind power produced by facilities with an installed capacity of 450 MW. A link to this blog post can be found here...
Proposed Rules for Exploration Work for Hydrocarbons on the Anticosti Island
Daniel Bénay,Mathieu LeBlanc, July 2, 2014
On June 9, 2014, the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources published in the Gazette officielle du Québec a draft Minister’s Order setting out the conditions on which exploration work for petroleum and natural gas may be performed on Québec public land on the Anticosti Island....
Government Announces its Intent to Relaunch “Small Hydro”
Daniel Bénay,Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, May 27, 2014
On May 21, 2014, Mr. Philippe Couillard, Premier of Québec, presented his inaugural speech at the National Assembly. This was Mr. Couillard’s first inaugural speech which laid out the priorities and guiding objectives that his newly-elected government intends to follow and implement...
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