Suzanne Villeneuve

Partner

Suzanne is a Partner and Chair of KRB’s Banking and Finance Group. Her practice focuses on corporate finance, banking law, financial services and corporate/commercial law, and includes asset-based lending, syndicated lending, structured finance, factoring, private equity, project finance, asset finance and leasing, restructuring transactions and related areas. Suzanne regularly represents financial institutions and corporate borrowers and has worked with businesses in various industries, including the retail, manufacturing, transportation and financial sectors, among other.

She also has a diversified corporate and commercial practice and significant expertise with respect to sales and acquisitions of businesses and assets, commercial real estate, joint ventures, commercial leases, licensing and shareholder matters.

Drawing on her experience in bankruptcy, insolvency, restructuring and commercial litigation, Suzanne also provides advice to her clients with respect to the financing, sale or purchase of assets in the context of financial distress, debt restructuring or with respect to the completion of complex or litigious acquisitions. She regularly advises clients on viable alternatives to litigation and is a commercial and civil mediator accredited by the Institut de Médiation et d’Arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ).

Representative Work

Represented a financial institution with respect to multi-jurisdictional asset-based lending credit facilities in favour of major automobile parts manufacturer ($150M)

Represented a syndication agent with respect to $180M financing in favour of international supplier

Acted in respect of the conversion of $60M of syndicated loans in shares and partnership units for purchase of commercial real estate through plan of arrangement

Represented a prominent Canadian retailer with respect to $35M asset-based lending facility

Acted as Canadian counsel to a lender with respect to a $50M asset-based credit facility in favour of a prominent Canadian toy manufacturer

Represented a syndication agent with respect to $500M syndicated loan to metal recycling company

Memberships

ADR Institute of Canada

Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ)

M&A Club Canada (Member of the Advisory Board)

Quebec Bar Association (1996)

Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Montreal

Areas of Expertise

Real Estate

Secured Lending

Corporate and Commercial

Mergers and Acquisitions

Insolvency and Restructuring

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education

University of Ottawa, LL.L. (1993)