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2019 Rising Stars Winners

Congratulations Rising Stars Winners of 2019

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
November 7th, 2019


Yonatan Petel

Partner, McMillan LLP


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Yonatan is a financial services lawyer, focused on commercial, corporate and structured finance transactions. Most recently, he implemented a forgivable loan structure, generally only used for public subsidies, to enable financial support of an international acquisition by the target’s customers. In the Champlain Bridge financing, his innovative use of a Québec trust to circumvent restrictions on the assignment of crown debts has set a precedent for future federal P3s in Québec.


Yoni is McMillan’s Montréal Pro Bono partner. He advises several charities and has worked on significant pro bono matters, including as legal advisor to Fondation DonEspoir Cancer. He is a Governor of the Québec Bar Foundation, Past President of the Association Sépharade de la Banlieue Ouest de Montréal, and former Executive member of the Young Leaders at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts.


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