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Sébastien Savage

Sébastien Savage

Partner, Real Estate


Contact Information

ssavage@osler.com

tel: 514.904.5623

Office

Montréal

Bar Admission

Québec, 1998

Education
  • Université de Montréal, LL. B.
Language(s)
English, French

Sébastien Savage practices in commercial law, with an emphasis on real estate, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, development and financing. He has represented a broad range of public and private corporations, pension investment managers, private equity firms and REITS, in domestic and international transactions. In particular, Sébastien has acquired extensive experience in the hospitality industry, having led the purchase and sale, and development, of multiple hotel and resort properties and negotiated several hotel franchise and management agreements. Sébastien is regularly called upon to play a key role in major real estate transactions, whether in the context of the acquisition of a portfolio of industrial properties, the development of a mixed-use project or the acquisition and development of a TOD (transit oriented development). He also assists clients in the retail, manufacturing and technology sectors. For example, Sébastien has advised international retailers in respect of their implementation of critical information technology solutions, as well as manufacturers and distributors on significant acquisitions and dispositions.

Sébastien also acted as legal counsel in infrastructures and public-private partnership projects, representing consortiums and sponsors both in Canada and abroad.

Before joining the firm, Sébastien held the role of Executive Vice-President, Legal Affairs, of Carbonleo Real Estate Inc., an important developer and property, asset and fund manager. Prior to that, he was in private practice for seventeen years.

  • Mann+Hummel

    Mann+Hummel’s Tri-Dim Canada Inc. in its acquisition of Hardy Filtration Inc.

  • 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

  • McCall MacBain Foundation

    McCall MacBain Foundation in the establishment of a $200 million scholarship fund for studies at McGill

  • Excelsoins Knowlton

    Excelsoins in its acquisition of Knowlton House

  • Enercare Inc.

    An institutional partner of Brookfield in connection with Brookfield Infrastructure’s $4.3 billion acquisition of Enercare Inc.

  • Mile-End Investments Inc.

    Mile-End Investments Inc., an affiliate of Kevric Real Estate Corporation Inc., in connection with its sale of two office buildings to Bentall Kennedy and Sun Life Financial

    • Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the development and financing of the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences in Montreal.
    • Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the development of the Alt+ Hotel Quartier DIX30 in Brossard.
    • Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. in connection with the land assembly in respect of the Royalmount project, a mixed-use real estate project spreading over two million square feet.
    • A real estate investment trust in the acquisition of a Vancouver hotel for $140 million.
    • A real estate investment trust in connection with the negotiation of a franchise agreement in respect of a hotel located in Calgary.
    • A publicly traded global professional engineering services firm based in Montréal, in connection with its entering into of an arrangement agreement regarding the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of a multi-disciplinary engineering and consulting firm based in Alberta principally serving oil, gas and civil markets in Western Canada, for an aggregate purchase price of $366,050,000.
    • A large Canadian pension fund in connection with the sale of its interest in a portfolio of hotel and resort properties for a consideration of several hundred million dollars.
    • A real estate investment trust in connection with the sale of a hotel in downtown Montréal.
    • A global leader in packaging solutions in connection with its US$114.8-million acquisition of a tobacco packaging operations in China, Mexico, South Korea and the United States. This deal was selected as Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $100 Million to $1 Billion) in 2013 by The M&A Advisor.
    • A subsidiary of a French financial services institution in the sale of its interest in an investment company that controls natural gas distributor.
    • A group of business leaders in connection with a transaction considered to be one of the most significant acquisitions ever completed in professional sports in North America.
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  • Lexpert: Ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Repeatedly Recommended, Corporate/Commercial Law; Ranked in Lexpert Special Edition-Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers: Leading lawyer in Infrastructure
  • Best Lawyers: Ranked in Best Lawyers in Canada: Real Estate Law
  • Lexology: Ranked in Lexology Client Choice Awards: M&A (Canada: Québec)

  • Lawyers Without Borders, Ambassador
  • Empress Cinema Foundation, Board of Directors
  • SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art, Board of Directors

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Urban Development Institute of Québec