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Yannick Beaudoin

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Yannick has worked on or is currently involved in the following matters:


  • Assisted Collectif Santé Montréal, S.E.C., the private partner for the new facility of the University of Montreal’s new hospital centre, in the transfer of the design and build obligations for the second phase of the project from the existing contractor, Santé Montreal Collectif CJV, S.E.C., a limited partnership of OHL Construction Canada Inc. and Laing O'Rourke Canada Ltd., to a new contractor, Pomerleau Inc., including in connection with the solicitation of the required Bondholders consent

  • Nouvelle Autoroute 30 – advising the finance parties in a cross-border bond issuance valued at approximately C$1.218-billion to refinance the project debt for the Autoroute 30 concession project. The bond issuance is considered the largest transportation P3 bond deal in Canadian history

  • Advised the purchaser of a highway project on the secondary market

  • Advised the lenders on the bank refinancing of a highway project

  • Advised selected consortiums in various projects such as the AMT Lachine Maintenance Centre Project (Quebec), the Hydro-Québec Data Centre Project, the Sorel detention facility (Quebec), the Hospital Centre of the University of Montréal (CHUM) in connection with aspects ranging from design, financing and construction to operation and maintenance

  • Advised one of the qualified bidders for the Champlain Bridge Replacement Project

  • Acted for a bidder for the Baie-Saint-Paul Hospital Project, the St-Justine Hospital in Montréal, Quebec and the Markham Stouffville Hospital in Markham, Ontario

Real Estate

  • Acting on various data centre projects on behalf of the developers, including on the procurement and construction of a C$1.2-billion next-generation research centre and data storage facility, consisting in four modules – two R&D labs and two server farms, the four-module complex will cover 430,000 square feet

  • Acting for the tenant in connection with the negotiation for the relocation of its Montreal headquarters in a new built-to-suit facility, the largest build-to-suit in the Montréal greater area for over 10 years

  • Acting for a qualified bidder in connection with the construction of the new headquarters of a federal crow agent and the real estate development of the lands adjacent to the existing headquarters

  • Acted for a Canadian pension fund in completing the acquisition of a 50% interest in the ground lease and leasehold interest of a class AAA office tower in the Montréal downtown area; also acted on the acquisition and partnership documentation with the other 50% co-owner and on the assumption of the outstanding loans made by a foreign-based lender

  • Acted for the lenders in the financing of the ground lease and leasehold interest of a class AAA office tower in Montreal downtown area

  • Acted on behalf of (i) the majority selling partner (a major foreign pension fund) and (ii) the minority purchaser (a major Canadian pension fund) in the sale of 2020 University Street, Montréal, Quebec

Structured Finance

  • Acting as counsel to national and international clients in connection with numerous sales of receivables, together with related documentation

Financial Services

  • Acting on a number of Canadian finance and equipment lessor companies in establishing their finance and lease programs

Awards & Recognition

Yannick is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2022 (Banking and Finance, Real Estate)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Project Finance)

  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada – 2020–2022 (Project Finance)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 (Asset-Based Lending Practice, Construction Law, Equipment Finance Law, Project Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Structured Finance Law)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2020 and 2021 (Asset-Based Lending Practice, Equipment Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Project Finance Law)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2018 and 2019 (Equipment Finance Law, Real Estate Law, Project Finance Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Real Estate)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Asset-Based Lending, Banking & Financial Institutions, Infrastructure Law, Asset Securitization, Project Finance)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – 2018–2019 (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Asset-Based Lending, Infrastructure Law, Asset Securitization, Project Finance)

  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada 2018 (Business Issues)

Professional Activities

Yannick is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association; the American Bar Association Sections of Business Law, Real Estate, Trust and Probation; the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council – American and European Sections; the Urban Development Institute of Quebec; the Institute for Public-Private Partnerships of Quebec; and the International Council of Shopping Centres.


Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 1998
BCL, Université de Montréal – 1997
BA (Minor in East Asian (Japanese) Studies), Université de Montréal – 1996

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