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Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 3C2
Canada

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Expertise

Year of Call

Ontario, 1993

Education

LL.M., Boston University, 1994

LL.B., University of New Brunswick, 1991

B.A. (Hons), University of Western Ontario, 1988

Marc Mercier

"He goes above and beyond." - Client Testimonial, Chambers Global

Marc Mercier* is a member of the firm's Executive Committee and partner in the Financial Services Group with a particular emphasis in his practice on secured, unsecured and merger and acquisition financing, treasury management and financial derivatives-related matters, and reorganizational workouts and restructurings. Marc also handles extensive financing work in the subordinated/convertible debt, venture capital and private equity areas.

Marc's experience includes:

  • Acting for Hilco (UK) Ltd. in its purchase of $130 million of the Kraus Group's debt and security from three secured lenders
  • Acting for Summitt Energy in connection with its multi-year extension energy supply agreements in Canada and the US
  • Acting for Allied Nevada Gold Corp. in its effective US$400 million senior note offering with a cross currency interest rate swap
  • Acted as counsel to the Federal Government of Canada in connection with the restructurings and refinancings of General Motors and Chrysler
  • Lead counsel for Teranet Income Fund in connection with the $1.6 billion hostile takeover bid by Borealis Infrastructure Management Inc.
  • Acting for the Heico Companies of Chicago in connection with its US$225 million refinancing of its Canadian operations with JPMorgan Chase Bank
  • Acting as counsel for Harley-Davidson Canada in connection with its renewal of syndicated bank credit facilities totalling US$500 million for a 3-year term to support its and HDFS Canada’s commercial paper program and to fund its and HDFS Canada’s lending activities and other operations
  • Acts extensively for a number of Canadian and foreign banks in relation to loans, including syndicated financings, cross-border multi-currency transactions, project financings and LBO/MBO financings, as well as subordinated lending transactions
  • Routinely acts for foreign and domestic lenders, monitors and receivers in connection with special accounts, work-out related, security enforcement and receivership files – experience includes lead counsel roles in connection with various current and/or recent high profile insolvency and CCAA proceedings, such as Crystallex International, iTravel2000.com, Ivaco Inc., Tahera Diamond Corporation and various others over his career
  • Acted for Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. and RBC Capital Markets in connection with the $1.37 billion buy-out of Gateway Casino Income Fund by New World Gaming Partners Ltd., a joint venture controlled by Macquarie Group Limited
  • Acts for J.P. Morgan Chase, N.A. in connection with the establishment of a $125 million warehousing facility for Porsche
  • Routinely acts for regulated financial institutions and end-users in connection with their derivatives businesses and dealings with regulators and other financial derivative instruments in the treasury management and commodities areas

Marc is the author of various articles published in legal journals and texts. He speaks frequently at derivatives, secured lending, insolvency and restructuring, and law reform conferences and bank seminars. In addition to being an adjunct faculty member of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in the late 1990s, where he led classes in debt financing and restructuring, Marc has been an adjunct faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University since 2005, where he teaches advanced financing law in the graduate (masters level) banking programme. As a senior member of the firm's financial services practice area, Marc is extremely active in the practice development and mentoring of both senior and junior members of his team.

Client commentary

  • "He is very responsive and always keeps our business needs in mind."  - Chambers Canada (Financial Services)
  • “Marc consistently delivers top advice. He has the ability to jump into issues as well as keep a strategic outlook on matters.” – Chambers Global (Financial Services)
  • “He is exceptionally responsive and he goes above and beyond.” – Chambers Global (Financial Services)


*denotes Professional Corporation

ACHIEVEMENTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 (Banking)
  • Chambers Canada 2016–2017 (Banking & Finance)
  • Chambers Global 2009–2017 (Banking & Finance)
  • The Legal 500 Canada (Banking & Finance)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished™ rating
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013–2018 (Banking and Finance Law) 
ASSOCIATIONS ASSOCIATIONS
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • Insol International
  • Turnaround Management Association (Canada)
Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events
PRO BONO/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT PRO BONO/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Ontario Junior Hockey League (Board of Governors; Governor of the Cobourg Cougars Junior "A" Hockey Club)
  • Ontario Hockey Association (Board of Directors)
  • Dalewood Golf Club (Board of Directors)
  • National Club (Toronto) (Board of Directors)
  • Boston University’s Alumni Association of Canada (Vice President)