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Marie-France Béland
Partner

Speaks: English, French

Year of Call: 2004 - Quebec

Primary Office: Montréal

Marie-France Béland

Marie-France Béland is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in the financial services sector with a particular emphasis in financing in the fields of aviation, infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and restructuring.

Marie-France acts for both creditors and debtors with regard to various types of Canadian and cross-border financing transactions, namely project financings (including renewable energy, asset-based financings on aircraft and leasing among others), real (immovable) property, agriculture, structured and syndicated financings, as well as public and parapublic infrastructure programs.

A specialist in aircraft financing, including Cape Town matters, she acts as an administrator at the International Registry of Mobile Assets (Aircraft) for various clients registered as transacting user entities (TUE), and assists them in registering various types of assets.

Marie-France also specializes in documentary credits (which was the subject of both her master’s thesis and a doctrine manual she is currently drafting).

She is also involved in restructurings, representing trustees and creditors by studying security within their enforcement framework, and by drafting various restructuring agreements.

In recent years, she taught a class at the Québec Bar School titled "Security, Priorities and Insolvency" and undertook a one-year internship at the Québec Court of Appeal with the Honorable Justice Pierre Dalphond.

Marie-France was involved in the Volcano Project humanitarian mission in Guatemala, climbed the San Pedro volcano and raised funds and material goods on behalf of the Fondation du Dr. Julien with other Gowling WLG members and clients.

 


2009

University of Montréal, LLM

2004

Year of Call, Quebec

2003

University of Montréal, LLB

2000

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

Featured client work

Samuel, Son & Co. amends credit facility with lenders

Client Work November 21, 2013

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2009

2009

University of Montréal, LLM

2004

2004

Year of Call, Quebec

2003

2003

University of Montréal, LLB

2000

2000

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

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Marie-France Béland

Marie-France Béland is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in the finan...

Marie-France Béland
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Insights & Resources

Aircraft financing: Ratification by Spain of the Cape Town Convention without any declaration with respect to remedies on insolvency (Alternative A or Alternative B of...

Marie-France Béland

Article March 30, 2016

Aircraft financing: Ratification by the United Kingdom of the Cape Town Convention

Marie-France Béland

Article December 1, 2015

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Marie-France Béland

Marie-France Béland is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in the finan...

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Client Work

Kriska Transportation Group to acquire Transpro Freight Systems

Client Work November 3, 2015

Samuel, Son & Co. amends credit facility with lenders

Client Work November 21, 2013

Marie-France Béland
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Marie-France Béland

Marie-France Béland is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office, practising in the finan...

Marie-France Béland
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