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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 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2022 (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing and Aviation (Regulation & Liability))

  • Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022 (Transport - Aviation Finance and Transport - Unmanned Aircraft Systems)

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

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 (Band 3 - Transportation: Aviation: Finance)

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

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2021 (Transport Aviation)

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

  • Chambers Canada 2021 (Up and Coming - Transportation: Aviation: Finance)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory - 2020-2021 (Aviation (Regulation & Liability))

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2020 (Transport Aviation)

  • Expert Guide Top Aviation Practitioners in Canada 2020

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

  • 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.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • 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.
  • Co-speaker: COVID-19 and the Canadian Aviation Industry
    Blakes Business Class Webinar, Toronto, Ontario, April 9, 2020.
  • Speaker: Financing the Purchase of an Aircraft: A Legal Perspective
    Canadian Aviation Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, January 16, 2020.
  • 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, October 3, 2019.
  • Co-chair: 30th Annual Canadian Airline Investment Forum
    Toronto, Ontario, September 12-13, 2019.
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.
Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2009
LL.B., York University, Osgoode Hall - 2008
B.ACS. (Hon., Commercial Aviation Management), University of Western Ontario - 2005

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