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Sébastien Vilder

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Biography • Project Finance

Sébastien Vilder is a partner in the financial services group (FSG) of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and also the FSG regional practice group leader. He specialises in bank and project financing and has been involved in numerous bank and financing projects in Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He also has extensive expertise in national and international energy and infrastructure projects.

Mr Vilder acts for financial institutions, development banks, sponsors and public and private companies. He has advised on a wide range of issues, with recent clients including the lenders for the financing of a 68MW wind farm project; the lenders for the financing of a 22MW hydroelectric power project; the lenders for the financing of a 272MW wind farm project (Project Finance Americas Deal of the Year 2011 – Renewable Energy); a lender for the financing of a 100MW wind farm project; the sponsor for the financing of a 90MW wind farm project; a lender for the financing of an LNG project in India; the sponsor for the €250 million financing of wind farms in France; the lender for the financing of telecommunications networks in Chad and Laos; the lender for the financing of a biomass power plant in Thailand; the lender in the financing of a gold mine in Niger; and the sponsor for the financing of a gold mine in Mexico.

Mr Vilder has a BA (honours in economics) and law degrees (BCL/LLB) from McGill University. He is also a lecturer on project financing at McGill University.

He is a member of many organisations, including the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, the New York State Bar and the International Bar Association.


This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Project Finance which can be purchased from our Shop.

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