Renée Loiselle

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Renée Loiselle

Renée Loiselle


Related services and key industries


Renée Loiselle is the Montréal local co-chair of our business law group.

Renée practises corporate and securities law, with particular emphasis on corporate finance (including both private placements and public financings) and public mergers and acquisitions. She also regularly advises a number of Canadian public companies on continuous disclosure obligations, corporate governance issues and other ongoing securities law questions.

Renée previously served as a member of the securities and M&A committee of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec branch. She also served as a member of our Montreal students' committee for many years.

Professional experience

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LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2012
Bachelor of Business Finance, Université IFM, 2007
  • Quebec 2013

Clients for whom Ms. Loiselle has acted recently include:

Corporate Finance

  • Coveo Solutions Inc. in connection with its $247 million initial public offering of subordinate voting shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and concurrent private placement
  • SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in connection with its $880 million public offering of subscription receipts and $400 million private placement of subscription receipts to the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to finance its acquisition of WS Atkins plc
  • Laurentian Bank of Canada in connection with public offerings of subscription receipts, non-cumulative class A preferred shares (non-viability contingent capital), common shares and notes (non-viability contingent capital)
  • Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. in connection with multiple public offerings of fixed/floating subordinated debentures
  • TVA Group Inc. with its rights offering for aggregate gross proceeds of $110 million
  • Stornoway Diamond Corporation in its $946 million comprehensive financing transaction with US private equity firm Orion Mine Finance, Investissement Québec, and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to fund the construction of the Renard Diamond Project, Quebec's first diamond mine

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Natixis Investment Managers in connection with its strategic partnership with Fiera Capital Corporation, pursuant to which Natixis acquired an 11% stake in Fiera Capital for consideration of $128.2 million, entered into a long-term distribution agreement with Fiera Capital and sold Natixis' Canadian operations to Fiera Capital
  • Metro Inc. in connection with its acquisition by way of a combination agreement pursuant to which Metro acquired all of the outstanding class A subordinate shares and class B shares of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc. for $24.50 per share, representing a total consideration of approximately $4.5 billion
  • Canam Group Inc., for the special committee of the board of directors in connection with the acquisition of Canam Group Inc. by a consortium including members of the founding Dutil family and American Industrial Partners by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec)
  • RONA inc. in connection with the acquisition of RONA inc. by Lowe's Companies Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2022-2023: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities; 2023: recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions
  • International Financial Law Review 1000, Canada: Capital Markets: debt & equity; Mergers and acquisitions (Rising Star), 2019-2023
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Director and secretary, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal