On October 30, 2019, in Restaurant Canada v. Ville de Montréal1, the Québec Superior Court dismissed an application for judicial review by Restaurant Canada, an association of restaurateurs (the “Association”) supported by member franchisors and franchisees operating in fast food industry. The Association requested that the Court declare the zoning illegal by-law restricting the establishment […]

Gascon’s litigation team, led by Alexandre Béchard, counselled the founding shareholder of an insurance company in the sale of his shares to a buyer in the Maritimes. Alexandre Béchard represented the seller in the negotiation and drafted the agreements related to such transaction. Mélanie Masson collaborated with Alexandre Béchard regarding the corporate aspects of the […]

Harden purchased 50% of two large commercial centers owned by RioCan, located in the cities of Lachine and LaSalle, Province of Québec. RioCan is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts with assets coast to coast. Harden, with a growing portfolio of commercial centers (including major centers in Vaudreuil, Laval, Brossard, Ste-Julie, amongst others), […]

In the context of a commercial dispute, Alexandre Béchard represented the interests of a company carrying on business in the distribution of petroleum products. After obtaining the issuance of a safeguard order protecting the rights of the client during the course of the legal proceedings, Gascon obtained a final judgment recognizing the validity of various […]

Gascon’s real estate team, led by Jean Proulx, represented a leading company involved in the province of Québec in the management and development of residential complexes for retirees and advised on the establishment of two financings totaling $113 million in connection with two projects located on the south shore of Montréal.

The Entertainment law team led by Sam Coppola and Jon Mechanic has advised the media and entertainment branch of the Royal Bank of Canada in connection with multiple single-picture film financing transactions. Such transactions have involved the financing of federal Canadian and provincial tax credits as well as pre-sales and distribution or broadcast licenses. As […]

Gascon’s financing team counselled two major financial institutions on a $122 million construction loan in relation with a major real estate project located in downtown Montréal. As part of this mandate, Gascon assisted both lenders in all stages of this complex transaction. Audrey Robitaille, in collaboration with Marie-Chantale Dubé, negotiated the terms of the financing […]