François Renaud



François Renaud is a partner of the firm’s. He practices mainly in the area of financing and regularly represents and advises lenders and borrowers in the structuring and arranging of credit facilities (syndicated or not) and the negotiation and drafting of the necessary legal documents (including credit agreements, security documents, agreements between lenders, and legal opinions).

Mr. Renaud has acted in several major cross-border financings.

Mr. Renaud also represents and advises clients in connection with the purchase and sale of assets and shares, corporate reorganizations, and the implementation of various business contracts.

Representative mandates

  • Represent Héroux-Devtek Inc. and its Canadian, American, and British subsidiaries in the implementation of a $250 million operating line of credit
  • Represent the entity created for the purpose of acquiring the Montréal Canadiens hockey franchise as well as the franchise itself in the arrangement of credit facilities granted to them
  • Represent a lending syndicate with respect to the arrangement of operating lines of credit of $148 million granted to a major transportation company headquartered in Québec and to its Canadian and U.S. subsidiaries
  • Represent a major Québec manufacturer and its foreign subsidiaries in connection with the arrangement of a $300 million operating line of credit


  • The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Banking and Finance Law, since 2018
  • « Distinguished » in Martindale-Hubbell, since 2005
Martindale Hubbell 2020
Best Lawyers 2022


  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1985
  • B.A.A. (business administration), HEC Montréal, 1982

Boards and Professional Affiliations

  • HEC Montréal Alumni Association
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