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Auriol Marasco

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  • Advised on the financing or refinancing of more than 700 commercial and business aircraft over the past 10 years

  • Provided strategic advice to aircraft lessors and financiers in every significant Canadian airline and operator bankruptcy proceeding for more than the last 10 years, including Jetsgo, Zoom Airlines, Skyservice and Aveos, among others

Awards & Recognition

Auriol has been awarded a scholarship from the International Bar Association Aviation Committee for her paper that provided an analysis of the consequences of mandatory consumer protection legislation in respect of weather delays in the aviation industry.

Auriol has been recognized as a leading lawyer in aviation law, including in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Asset-Based Lending Practice & Aviation Law)

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms – 2023 (Banking)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2023: Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing, Aviation (Regulation & Liability) and Asset-Based Lending; 2022: Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing and Aviation (Regulation & Liability); 2020–2021: Aviation (Regulation & Liability))

  • Lexpert Rising Stars 2022 (Leading Lawyers Under 40)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Leading Individual – Transport: Aviation)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Aviation Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2020–2023 (Transportation: Aviation: Finance) 

  • Who's Who Legal: Global (2022–2023: Transport – Aviation Finance, Transport – Unmanned Aircraft Systems; 2022: Transport – Aviation Regulatory)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada – 2020–2022 (Transport Aviation)

  • Euromoney's Women in Business Law Expert Guide 2022 (Aviation)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2022 (Leading Lawyer – Transport: Aviation)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2020–2022 (Aviation Law)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Next Generation Partner – Transport: Aviation)

  • Expert Guide Top Aviation Practitioners in Canada 2020

  • Who's Who Legal 2017 (Transport – Aviation Finance)

  • Wings magazine "Top 20 Under 40" in the aviation industry

  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers 2013 (Rising Star)

Professional Activities

Auriol is an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association Air and Space Law Section, as well as an active member of the International Aviation Womens Association, Women in Aviation and the Experimental Aircraft Association. She is also a current commercial multi-IFR (instrument flight rules) pilot.

Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Osgoode Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending & Debt Finance
    Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, November 23, 2022.
  • Speaker: Main Stream: Meeting the industry’s net zero carbon emission target: are offset strategies feasible?
    Airfinance Journal North America Conference, New York, New York, USA, October 6, 2022.
  • Speaker: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident: George Washington Didn’t Have a Plane but We Bet He Would Want One
    TLA Annual Conference & CTLA Midyear Meeting, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, May 13, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Aviation in Canada: Heading for Blue Skies and Tailwinds
    Episode 19, The Blakes Continuity Podcast, December 10, 2021.
  • Speaker: Purchasing and Financing Business Aircraft in Canada
    Canadian Corporate Aviation Summit, Webinar, January 14, 2021.
  • Speaker: Providing Opinions: Tips and Traps - What Works, What Doesn’t
    The Intensive Short Course in Secured Lending & Debt Finance, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, September 24, 2020.
Media Activities
  • Quoted: Auriol Marasco on her love for flying and her aviation law journey at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Interviewed by Annabel Oromoni, Law Times, November 8, 2021.
  • Quoted: Feds ground Higgs plan to question future of New Brunswick's airports
    Interviewed by Adam Huras, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, November 19, 2020.

Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2009
LLB, York University, Osgoode Hall – 2008
BACS (Hon., Commercial Aviation Management), University of Western Ontario – 2005

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