Antoine Stébenne

Antoine Stébenne

Partner, Taxation

Contact Information

tel: 514.904.5365



Bar Admission

Québec, 1998


  • Université de Montréal, LL.B.
  • Sherbrooke University (D.Tax)
  • HEC Montréal (Master in Finance)


English, French

Antoine is a partner at the Montréal Office and he specializes in tax law, including tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and cross-border transactions.

Prior to joining the Montreal office, Antoine worked in taxation law for another Montréal firm and in the legal department of a major Canadian Corporation.

  • ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada in its joint venture with Triple M Metal

  • Ventas, Inc.

    Ventas in its acquisition of a high quality Canadian seniors housing portfolio valued at $2.4 billion in partnership with Le Groupe Maurice

  • Rideau Inc.

    Rideau in its addition to Engage2Excel Group of Companies

  • Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc.

    Neptune Wellness Solutions in its proposed acquisition of SugarLeaf for up to US$150 million

  • Battery Ventures

    Battery Ventures’ $31 million investment in Robotiq

  • Probe Metals Inc.

    Probe Metals Inc. in connection with its $14 million bought deal private placement

  • ESI Technologies

    ESI Technologies in its nearly $10 million investment from Fondaction

  • Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust

    Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust in relation to its combination with Edgefront REIT

    • Enercon Canada Inc, for certain tax considerations regarding the structuring of its acquisition and investment in a 230 MW  wind-farm project in the Niagara region
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust, in its acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement, of Boulevard Industrial REIT, a company listed on the TSX Venture
    • Homburg Invest Inc., a real estate management company formerly listed on the TSX and the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, in connection with its CCAA restructuring, including the compromise of approximately EUR 800 million of commercial and mortgage bonds and the creation of Geneba Properties N.V. a Dutch property investment company with commercial real estate in Germany, the Netherlands and the Baltic states
    • Pure Energies Group Inc., in relation to its sale to NRG Energy, Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of approximately $10 billion
    • DataWind Inc., in connection with its $30 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange
    • MEGA Brands in connection with its proposed US$460 million acquisition by Mattel
    • Aveos Fleet Performance Inc. in the context of its consensual out of court $800 million restructuring
    • Homburg Canada Real Estate Investment in connection with its acquisition of assets from Homburg Invest Inc. and its $160 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange
    • Canadian National Railways in the acquisition of the subsidiaries held by Chemins de Fer du Québec
    • Canadian National Railways in relation to a key rail infrastructure project of the Plan Nord and the related agreements with iron ore producers
    • Gaz Métro Limited Partnership in connection with the acquisition of Central Vermont Public Service Corporation, through its subsidiary NNEC
    • Gaz Métro Limited Partnership in relation to the implementation of the structure of Beaupré Éole General Partnership, 50% partner in the Seigneurie de Beaupré Wind Farm Project
    • Gaz Métro Inc., in connection with several public offerings of first mortgage bonds under its medium-term note program
    • Gaz Metro, in connection with its strategic restructuring following the introduction of the SIFT rules
    • MEGA Brands Inc. in a recapitalization under the Canada Business Corporations Act including a debt reduction of approximately US$290 million; a public bought deal of subscription receipts in an amount of $110 million and a US$121 million private placement of common shares
    • World Color Press Inc. in its $1.4 billion business combination with Quad/Graphics Inc
    • Underwritters in the Jaguar Mining Inc. private placement of US$165 million of 4.5% convertible notes due November 1, 2014
    • Pennant Foods Company LLC, a subsidiary of Fresh Start Bakeries, Inc. a portfolio company of New York private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC, in connection with the purchase of a portion of the General Mills Bakeries and Food Service frozen bread dough business
  • Find More

  • Best Lawyers: Best Lawyers in Canada: Tax Law

  • YMCA Foundation of Greater Montreal, Board of Directors

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Association de planification fiscale et financière
  • International Fiscal Association

  • Limitation on Benefits: Canadian Interpretation, Tax Management International Journal, Vol. 38, No.10, October 9, 2009 (co-authored with Patrick Marley).
  • Summary Report on Husky Oil Ltd. (TCC), Taxation of Corporate Organization and Reorganization, Federated Press: Vol. II, Report No. 74, 2009 (co-authored with Mark Brender).
  • Summary Report on recent technical amendments and Cascades (FCA), Taxation of Corporate Organization and Reorganization, Federated Press, Vol. II, Report No. 75, 2009 (co-authored with Mark Brender).
  • Summary Report on Lipson (SCC), Mackay (FCA), and Landrus (FCA), Taxation of Corporate Organization and Reorganization, Federated Press, Vol. II, Report No. 76, 2009 (co-authored with Mark Brender).
  • Summary Report on Copthorne Holdings (FCA), Taxation of Corporate Organization and Reorganization, Vol. II, Report No. 77, 2009 (co-authored with  Mark Brender).