Pierre-André Hamel



Pierre-André Hamel is a member of the firm’s Business Law Group whose practice is concentrated in commercial and transactional law, primarily in the areas of bank financing and real estate.

He frequently acts in transactions and other legal matters related to mortgages and mortgage financing, representing both lenders and borrowers, including banking institutions, insurance companies and real estate investment funds. He has also assisted lenders and legal counsel from other countries and the other Canadian provinces in the implementation of local security in the context of cross-border financing.


Bank financing 

  • Advised a Canadian mortgage investment fund in connection with a $35,000,000 refinancing for a building in downtown Montreal
  • Assisted an Ontario commercial mortgage lender in the revision of its residential mortgage loan documents
  • Assisted a purchaser in the financing for the acquisition of a regional railway line in southeastern Quebec, and represented the same company in subsequent refinancings
  • Represented a multinational in the auto-parts production industry in the implementation of local security for the financing of the international parent company
  • Represented a multinational transmission line construction and maintenance company for its refinancing by a syndicate of lenders led by a large Canadian bank

Real estate 

  • Assisted a Canadian multinational industrial company in the transfer of its real estate properties in Québec
  • Represented a syndicate of lenders led by a large Canadian bank in the transfer of a real estate portfolio consisting of retirement residences, involving the purchaser’s assumption of the lines of credit
  • Advised an industrial equipment manufacturer on the conclusion of leases for its offices and its distribution and service centres in several Canadian provinces
  • Acted for an insurance company in the acquisition of a portfolio of mortgage- backed securities from another insurance company


  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1993

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Barreau du Québec, 1994
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