Olivier Tardif

Partner

Montréal
OTardif@blg.com
514.954.2642

Olivier’s practice is focused on corporate finance, secured transactions, restructuring and the regulation of financial institutions. Olivier represents financial institutions, including banks, and borrowers in connection with:

  • private and public financing
  • project financing
  • syndicated and cross-border loans
  • alternative financing through asset-based lending
  • leasing
  • structured finance

Olivier also provides advice on various issues relating to the regulation of financial institutions.

In 2003-2004, Olivier served as law clerk to the Honourable Madam Justice Marie Deschamps of the Supreme Court of Canada.

Experience

  • Bell Media in its acquisition of Octane Racing Group , the exclusive promoter of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix, the largest annual sports and tourism event in Canada.
  • Lead counsel to The Toronto-Dominion Bank in connection with the syndicated credit facilities of Bell Canada.
  • Lead counsel to Royal Bank of Canada in connection with the syndicated secured credit facilities of Dollarama.
  • Lead counsel to The Toronto-Dominion Bank in connection with the syndicated cross-border secured credit facilities of Vision7 International.
  • Lead counsel to National Bank of Canada in connection with secured credit facilities of several portfolio companies of Namakor Holdings.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Secured Transactions Law Committee, Québec Bar
  • Governor, Fondation du Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Practical Law Canada Finance Advisory Board​

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2019) of Best Lawyers in Canada (Banking and Finance Law) and in the 2022 edition (since 2021) (Structured Finance Law).
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2020) of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Banking & Finance)
  • Recognized in the 2021 editions of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing; Asset-Based Lending; Banking & Financial Institutions) and 2018-2020 (Banking and Financial Institutions)
  • Recognized as a 2019 Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star in 2019 and 2020

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2003
  • LLB, Université de Montréal, 2002 (Gold Medalist)