David Lemieux

Senior Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

David Lemieux

David Lemieux


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David Lemieux practises corporate financing and restructuring.

He regularly represents lending syndicates, borrowers and investors in the areas of project financing, public and private takeover bids, asset acquisitions, monetization, securitization, structured finance and debt restructuring, whether the financing is Canadian, cross-border or foreign. In this capacity, he organizes and leads teams of lawyers to close these transactions.

He is involved in negotiating, preparing and finalizing all aspects of these transactions, including corporate structuring, credit documentation, agreements between creditors, security documents and the restructuring of debt.

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 1993
LL.M., University of Cambridge, 1992
LL.L., University of Ottawa, 1991
  • Quebec 1993


Mr. Lemieux has acted for the following clients:

  • National Bank of Canada and other senior lenders in the project financing of McInnis Cement Inc., a project valued at $1.1 billion
  • Air Canada in its acquisition of seven Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) aircraft
  • National Bank of Canada, Bank of Montreal and other senior lenders in the acquisition financing made available to Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of real estate properties valued at $1.53 billion
  • DNB Bank and other senior lenders in the $750 million financing of a private aquaculture company
  • Bank of Montreal and other senior lenders in the $800 million financing of Gaz Métro Inc. (now Energir)
  • HSBC Bank Canada and other senior lenders in the US$125 million financing of 5N Plus Inc.
  • National Bank of Canada and other senior lenders in the $650 million financing of Cogeco Cable Inc. to finance the public take‑over of Peer 1 Network Enterprises, Inc.
  • Bank of Montreal and other senior lenders in the $200 million financing of Valener Inc.
  • Investors in several private placements of senior secured notes of Gaz Métro Inc.
  • Lending syndicate in the $950 million financing of RONA


  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Banking and Finance Law, 2018-2024; Structured Finance Law, 2024 
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Banking and Finance, Chambers and Partners, 2020-2024
  • International Financial Law Review 1000, Canada: Financial restructuring; Restructuring and insolvency, 2019-2023 
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Banking & Finance, Chambers and Partners, 2023
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017-2023: recommended in  Banking & Financial Institutions; Project Finance 
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2020-2022: most frequently recommended in the area of Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Banking and Finance "Lawyer of the year," 2020 
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada - Banking 2014-2020
  • “Funding renewable energy projects: specific challenges and tax aspects,” Conférence avancée sur l’accès au financement des entreprises, Montreal, September 21, 2011.
  • “Sponsor Panel - Risk and Reward: How do Quebec projects compare with other PPP investments?” Quebec PPP & Infrastructure Finance Forum, Montreal, April 18, 2008.
  • “Négociation des ententes de financement, de prêt et de crédit,” Montreal, May 22, 2007.
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Bar of Montreal