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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 Québec, 1992
Language(s) French, English, Italian
Office(s) Montréal


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.


Client Work

  • Alfar Capital and Walter Capital Partners acquired MSP Corp and combined it with Groupe Access,
  • Functionalab completes merger with FYi Medical Aesthetics, creating the largest network of premium aesthetic medicine clinics in Canada,
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia leads syndicate of lenders in US$400 million refinancing of Wajax Limited,
  • BaseCore Metals LP completes US$525 million portfolio sale including nine royalties and one stream to Sandstorm Gold Ltd.,
  • Nalcor Energy completes additional C$1 billion financing of the Muskrat Falls Project,
  • Dorel Industries completes sale of Sports segment,
  • C$125 million bought deal offering of 4.65% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures of Innergex.,
  • Dorel Industries Inc. Signs US $175 Million Five-Year Senior Unsecured Loan Agreement,
  • Nalcor Energy completes C$7.9 billion financing of the Muskrat Falls project,

Career & Education


  • BCL McGill University
  • LLB 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




Speaking Engagements

Speaker Project financing of renewable energy projects organized by the International Bar Association location location Sydney, Australia


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