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Solomon Sananes

Managing Partner, Montréal Office

Solomon Sananes


T:+1 514 847 4411

Solomon Sananes practises in the area of corporate finance and securities (including both private placements and public financings), mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. 

In corporate financing, he acts in numerous Canadian and Canadian/US cross-border offerings of debt, equity and derivative instruments on behalf of issuers, selling shareholders and underwriters. In mergers and acquisitions, he participates in a variety of significant transactions, acting for both buyers and sellers of public and private companies. He also advises a number of Canadian public companies on continuous disclosure obligations, governance issues and the conduct of shareholders’ meetings.

Mr. Sananes is managing partner of our Montréal office and a member of our Canadian management committee.

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  • Education

    B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 1992
    B.Comm., McGill University, 1992

  • Representative experience


    Mr. Sananes acted recently for the following clients:

    • Issuers and underwriters in numerous Canadian, Canada/US cross-border, and international financings of debt and equity including offerings by Bombardier Inc., Caisse centrale Desjardins inc., Capital Desjardins inc., Power Corporation, Power Financial Corporation, Quebecor Media Inc., Quebecor World Inc., Videotron ltee, BCE Inc., SNC‑Lavalin Group Inc., Domtar Inc. and others
    • Wajax Income Fund in a secondary offering by ECL Western Holdings Limited and The Sobey Foundation of Fund units for $127 million
    • McKesson Canada in the acquisition of Patient Direct Group and Specialized Health Care Corporation, an Oakville, Ontario‑based specialty and biological drug distribution, patient support and direct‑to‑patient drug dispensing business
    • Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH in connection with the establishment of a joint venture with Victhom Human Bionics Inc.
    • Quebecor World Inc. (now World Color Press Inc.) in its successful emergence from creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) in Canada and, in respect of certain US subsidiaries, Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code
    • Quebecor Media Inc. in connection with the privatization of its publicly traded subsidiary, Nurun Inc.
    • Quebecor Media Inc. in its takeover bid for all of the issued and outstanding units of Osprey Media Income Fund
    • Domtar Inc. in its cross‑border merger with the fine paper business of Weyerhaeuser, creating Domtar Corporation
    • Arcelor SA in its take‑over bid for Dofasco Inc. and in connection with the Canadian aspects of its merger with Mittal Steel Co. NV
    • Bombardier Inc. in its restructuring and recapitalization program including the sale of its Recreational Products Division


  • Admissions
    • Quebec 1993
  • Rankings and recognitions


    • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Capital Markets - Debt and Equity, Chambers and Partners, 2019
    • Chambers Canada, Quebec: Corporate/Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2019
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2006-2017: Corporate Law
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2009-2017: Securities Law
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2012-2017: Mergers & Acquisitions Law
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2012-2017: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2013-2017: recommended in Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017 : recommended in Corporate Mid-Market
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2014: Project Finance
    • Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, 2006: One of “40 Corporate Lawyers to Watch”
    • Lexpert’s “Top 40 lawyers under 40” Lawyers in Canada, 2004
  • Memberships and activities


    • Canadian Bar Association


  • Publications

    Doing business in Canada

    An overview of the principal corporate, tax and other legal considerations that would be of interest to foreign businesses..

    May 30, 2018

    Doing business in Quebec

    Quebec’s abundant natural resources, European flair and preserved francophone culture sets the province apart from the rest of North America..

    January 15, 2018

  • News

    Les Affaires - Solomon Sananes

    Solomon Sananes asserts that 2017 was a very good year for Norton Rose due to the firm's growing involvement in M&A transactions and large litigations, as well as the emergence of the cannabis and AI industry..

    June 16, 2018

    Les Affaires - Solomon Sananes

    Solomon Sananes mentions that a large team has been created at the firm to meet the needs of the cannabis industry. It includes Gregory Bordan..

    June 16, 2018