Clariti Strategic Advisors welcomes Chantal Marchese as chief legal officer

Marchese previously served as senior legal counsel at RBC Capital Markets

Clariti Strategic Advisors welcomes Chantal Marchese as chief legal officer

Chantal Marchese has joined Toronto-based Clariti Strategic Advisors as managing director and chief legal officer and – subject to regulatory approval – head of the private capital practice.

Marchese brings extensive differentiated legal and business experience to the strategic and investment banking advisory firm, having previously served as senior legal counsel at RBC Capital Markets where she led a number of key initiatives for the investment bank's fixed income, currencies, commodities and derivatives businesses globally. She has significant experience in derivatives and cross-border commodity finance transactions and was central in negotiating RBC's first long-term financial power purchase arrangement with a renewable energy supplier - a first for a Canadian bank and a landmark transaction for RBC.

Earlier in her career, Marchese was senior counsel with the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, a federal Crown corporation that provides deposit insurance against the loss of eligible deposits at member institutions in the event of failure. She contributed to drafting and negotiating the financial services and procurement chapters of key international trade agreements, worked on developing new banking resolution tools, and assessed systemic risks associated with the financial sector.

"I am beyond thrilled to be joining Clariti.  The firm's commitment to its clients, creativity and innovation, coupled with its strong culture of inclusivity and collaboration, make it an exciting environment for me to be a part of," said Marchese. "I look forward to rolling up my sleeves, and collaborating with so many talented and creative individuals, to support the firm's continued growth story and success.  A big thank you to the Clariti team for welcoming me into the fold."

Rahul Suri, founder and managing partner of Clariti, added: “With Chantal's keen sense for the commercial aspects of every situation and her knowledge of financial instruments, we look forward to growing our private capital business under Chantal's leadership."

Marchese is a member the Law Society of Ontario and Women in Capital Markets, and regularly volunteers for the LSO's Lawyers Feed the Hungry breakfast service.

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