BCF Business Law welcomes Paule Tardif as new partner
MONTREAL, September 7, 2016
BCF Business Law is proud to announce that lawyer Paule Tardif is joining the firm as a partner. Ms. Tardif will be practising primarily with the banking group and the commercial group, focusing essentially on financial services, insolvency and reorganization.
“The arrival of Paule Tardif on our team is great news for our clients and colleagues, while confirming our leadership in the legal services sector. Her professional experience and energy will consolidate the strength and expertise of our teams,” commented Mario Charpentier, BCF’s managing partner.
Paule is recognized for her expertise in the field of financial services, insolvency and reorganization. She represents clients in connection with all aspects of loan financings, including the negotiation and initial disbursement stages, reorganizations, special loans, and also realizations. In her years of practice she has worked on various types of loans, such as term financings, transaction financings, asset-based financings, project financings, the financing of mining projects, acquisition-based financings, and debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings. She acts primarily for large financial institutions in connection with syndicated loans and “club deals,” but also represents single lenders as well as borrowers.
Ms. Tardif holds degrees from the University of Ottawa and the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science, and was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1990. She has spent most of her career practising with major Montreal law firms, notably as a partner. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, and has made presentations on the acquisition of companies in distress, financing and security.
BCF has more than 240 lawyers and other professionals whose legal practice adapts to fit the changing needs of the business community. Its unique multidisciplinary team approach is designed to meet specific needs of companies. Being a member of Meritas International Network, an alliance of 7,000 professionals in more than 80 countries, BCF has much sought-after expertise in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, Canadian and international tax systems, securities, venture capital, banking law, intellectual property, commercial litigation and insolvency, as well as real estate law, labour law, business immigration, international arbitration and entertainment, sports and media. BCF is a leader in business law in Quebec and, since 2007, has been an annual winner of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.