- 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 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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