Marc Barbeau

Marc B. Barbeau Chair of the Firm

Representative Work
  • Airbus SE, as lead counsel, in its partnership with Bombardier Inc. and Investissement Québec on the C Series aircraft programme.
  • Special committee counsel in connection with M&A transactions.
  • Counsel to corporations and/or Board committee in connection allegations of corporate misconduct, employee fraud / misappropriation, corruption, financial misstatements, and related investigation, disclosure, liability and governance matters.
  • Counsel to Boards of Directors in connection with governance matters, including of a financial institution and of manufacturing, energy, telecommunications and broadcasting companies.
  • Private energy corporation in water management matters, in particular related corporate matters involving Crown corporation shareholders.
  • Alcoa in an agreement with the Government of Quebec relating to Alcoa's development, including a C$1.2B investment and power supply arrangements.
  • Special corporate counsel to religious congregation, which was the object of a major $80M fraud relating to real estate project.
  • AbitibiBowater group in its C$6B global restructuring under the CCAA and Chapter 11.
  • Microcell Telecommunications in CCAA $2B restructuring and $1.4B acquisition by Rogers Wireless.
  • Cable Satisfaction International in its CCAA restructuring.
  • Advisor and underwriter in Industrial-Alliance demutualization and C$340M IPO.
  • Advice in connection with potential defence strategies and acquisition proposals.
  • Potential bid in $131M acquisition of Certicom Corp by RIM.
  • IAMGOLD Corporation US$80M acquisition of Euro Resources SA.
  • LS Power Equity and Global Infrastructure Partners $7.67B unsolicited proposal to TransAlta.
  • Alcoa in its C$27.5B unsolicited bid for Alcan.
  • Nikanor US$3.3B merger with Katanga Mining.
  • TreeHouse Foods, Inc. in its C$217M acquisition of E.D. Smith operations.
  • Intertape Polymer Group US$500M offer by Littlejohn & Co.
  • Kingdom Hotels US$3.8B Four Seasons privatization and US$5.5B Fairmont acquisition.
  • Mittal Steel US$33B acquisition of Arcelor.
  • IAMGOLD Corporation in connection with its US$3B merger with Cambior Inc.
  • Interested parties in Molson Coors merger.
  • Nexia Biotechnologies in acquisition by PharmAthene.
  • John Hancock in its acquisition by Manulife.
  • Catalyst Paper Corporation in its acquisition by Paper Excellence Canada Holdings Corporation.
  • Best Buy in its $580M acquisition of Future Shop.