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Viorelia Guzun

Viorelia Guzun
Viorelia Guzun Counsel | Montréal
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Recent matters Viorelia has acted on include:

  • A$31-million debt financing by OCP Asia to an Australian global mining company with mining projects in Australia, Canada and Argentine.

  • The financing of the acquisition of Ideal Protein, a proprietary weight loss and wellness solutions company, by Apax Partners LLP

  • US$6-million financing by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to Maya Gold & Silver, a Canadian TSXV-listed company, for, inter alios, the modernization and development of the Zgounder Silver Mine in the Kingdom of Morocco.

  • Advising on real estate and mining law matters in the CCAA restructuring proceedings of RB Energy Inc.

  • The financing of the acquisition of Manac Inc., a North American leader in the design and manufacture of specialty trailers, by a consortium composed of Placements CMI Inc. and several institutional investors

  • Senior secured credit facilities established in favour of a private equity group by a syndicate of lenders to finance the acquisition a mine in Quebec

  • Asset-based financing of a leading Canadian forestry company by a global financing company

  • Senior secured project financing for a 69 MW wind-farm project in Quebec

  • Factoring programs for suppliers based in Canada

  • Canadian aspects of airline ticket securitizations by several airline companies

  • Dealer financing programs for instalment sales and long and short-term leases of vehicles and other equipment

  • Bond issuance facility to Cecon ASA, an offshore and subsea installation contractor based in Norway, with Norsk Tillitsmann ASA N.A. acting as bond trustee for the bondholders, for the construction three vessels being built at the shipyard of Chantier Davie Canada Inc. in Lévis, Quebec

  • Negotiation of shared facilities arrangements for the operation of adjacent wind-farms

  • Acquisition by ASX-listed Toro Energy from the Sentient Group of debt and equity-based interests in a TSX-listed mining company for A$18.9-million

  • Issuance of C$132-million of common share subscription receipts by Stornoway Diamond Corporation offered by way of a public offering in Canada led by Scotia Capital Inc., Dundee Securities Ltd. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. for the funding of the construction of the Renard Diamond Project, Quebec's first diamond mine

  • Joint venture arrangement between a TSX Venture Exchange-listed company operating in the mining sector with an investment arm of the Québec government

  • Acquisition by Maudore Minerals of the Sleeping Giant processing facility and Quebec gold assets of Northern American Paladium

  • Syndicated loan facility by a Chinese institutional lender for the acquisition of a publicly traded Canadian mining exploration company

Professional Activities

Viorelia is a member of the Quebec Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. She is also a member of Women in Mining Canada (and acts as a member of the Trailblazer Award Selection Committee of WIM Canada), Women in Mining Montreal Branch and of the Association of Quebec Women in Finance.

Education
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 2003
LL.B., Université de Montréal - 2002
LL.M., University of the State of New York, NY/Central European University, Budapest, Hungary - 1995
LL.B., State University of Moldova - 1994
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