Marco P. Rodrigues Partner

Speaks:  English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Year of Call: 2003 - Québec

Primary office:  Montréal

Marco P. Rodrigues

Marco P. Rodrigues is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montreal office and a member of the firm's Financial Institutions & Services Group.

Marco advises clients on a wide variety of unsecured and secured financing transactions, both domestic and cross-border, across the credit spectrum. He regularly acts for Canadian, American and offshore financial institutions, corporations of all sizes and sectors, sponsors and pension funds.

Marco focuses his practice on bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition finance, leveraged finance, asset-based lending, supply-chain finance, real estate finance, project finance and restructuring.

From 2008 to 2014, Marco was based in Dubai, where he practised at a Magic Circle law firm and headed the local banking and finance team at a large US-based law firm. These experiences allowed Marco to oversee cross-border matters efficiently and provide thoughtful insight from a comparative lens.

Prior to joining Gowling WLG, Marco spent over four years at SNC-Lavalin, where he led the global finance/treasury legal function. In this role, Marco was able to witness firsthand the inner workings of a large corporation and gain a deeper understanding of borrowers' needs, key drivers and expectations. It also gave him the opportunity to interface directly on a regular basis with senior banking and pension fund executives on numerous strategic matters, thus giving him greater insight into their preoccupations and goals.

Marco is fluent in French, English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2003

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Québec
  • 2002

    • Education
      Université de Montréal, LL.B.

Representative Work

  • SNC-Lavalin in relation to the multi-sourced financing of the Cdn$3.6 billion acquisition of WS Atkins plc
  • SNC-Lavalin in relation to six series of debenture offerings, on a private placement basis, in the aggregate amount of Cdn$1,275 billion
  • SNC-Lavalin in relation to LC credit facilities in the United Arab Emirates and in India
  • SNC-Lavalin in relation to numerous bilateral credit arrangements and ISDAs throughout various jurisdictions across the world
  • SNC-Lavalin in relation to its sale of a 10.01% stake in the 407 Express Toll Route (Toronto) for an amount of up to Cdn$3.25 billion
  • Groupe Marcelle in relation to its multi-sourced (including CDPQ) acquisition financing for the purchase of Lise Watier Cosmétiques
  • GE Capital in relation to its US$13.2 billion acquisition of the bulk of CitiCapital and Citigroup's North American commercial leasing and equipment finance business