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.