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.