Claudine Millette

Partner and National Business Leader, Financial Services

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Claudine Millette specializes in the financial services sector. She focuses her practice primarily on lending and financing, insolvency and corporate restructuring.
More specifically, Claudine represents banks and other financial institutions, both nationally and internationally, arranging credit facilities and security transactions. She also advises financial institutions in restructuring credit arrangements for businesses facing financial difficulties.

Claudine handles both public and private financing, including:

  • business and real estate financing
  • project financing
  • syndicated and cross-border transactions
  • acquisition financing
  • leveraged financing

She also has expertise in other modes of financing, such as asset-based lending and financing through factoring and the issuance of convertible bonds.


  • Acting for BMO in their role as Agent for the lending syndicate of bankers regarding the CCAA and Chapter 15 insolvency filing of the Aldo Group (Retail).
  • A syndicate of lenders headed by Bank of Montreal, with respect to senior credit facilities totalling $100 million for a telecommunications business.
  • A syndicate of lenders headed by Bank of Montreal, with respect to credit facilities for a manufacturing business.
  • A Canadian bank in the financing of an acquisition of an American business by a Canadian medical insurance company.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Turnaround Management Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2018) of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Banking and Finance Law). Also recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2013) (Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 (and since 2020) edition of Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory® (Banking & Financial Institutions), in the 2024 edition (Asset-Based Lending) and since 2016 (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2023) of Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 1998
  • LLB (Civil Law and Common Law), McGill University, 1997