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Angela Onesi Montréal Partner/Associée

Angela C. Onesi

Partner | Co-Leader, Banking and Finance Group Fasken
My recipe for financing transaction success: a lawyer who brings to bear core expertise and experience, provides strategic and business-minded advice, is responsive and committed to her clients’ success.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1992
Language(s) French, English, Italian
Office(s) Montreal

Angela C. Onesi is a partner and Co-Leader of the firm’s Banking and Finance group. Angela has extensive experience in infrastructure and project financings, notably in the energy industry. She represents Canadian and foreign banks and other financial institutions, large lending syndicates, corporate debtors and public authorities.

Angela advises clients in a wide array of industries on corporate and commercial financing, capital markets, private placements, project development and financing, public and private take-overs, asset acquisitions, asset financing and leasing.  She structures, negotiates, documents, finalizes and manages all aspects of these financing transactions, including leading the teams required to close them.

Angela also has experience in cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions as well as debt restructuring.

Recent significant transactions include advising Nalcor Energy with respect to the $7.9 billion project financing of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, advising Parkland in connection with its financing of the $965 million acquisition of the Canadian business and assets of CST Brands, advising the co-lead arrangers in connection with the US$800 million financing of Bombardier Inc., advising the lending syndicate in a $344 million project financing of a Quebec wind farm and advising Dorel Industries in connection with its $550 million multi-jurisdictional corporate financing.

Angela provides strategic, practical and business minded advice.

  • Recognized by the IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in the area of banking and financing, IFLR 1000 2019
  • Recognized as a leading practitioner in Structured Finance Law & Banking and Finance Law by The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2019
  • Named in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019
2019 IFLR 1000 Recognized by the IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in the area of banking and financing
2018 to 2019 The Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized as a leading practitioner in Structured Finance Law & Banking and Finance Law by The Best Lawyers in Canada
2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Named in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized in the area of Project Finance by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory


  • LLB McGill University
  • BCL McGill University

Community involvement

  • Director, Foundation of the Women’s Centre of Montreal (2015 to present) ­
  • Chair, Concordia University Student Hearing Boards (1997 to present)
  • Member, MUHC Adult Clinical Ethics Committee (2003-2007)
  • ­Director, Playwrights' Workshop Montréal (2003-2005)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Vice-Chair of the Content Subcommittee and Content Director of the Project Finance and Development Committee of the American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association
Speaker Project financing of renewable energy projects organized by the International Bar Association location location Sydney, Australia


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