Year called to the Bar:
Counsel in the firm’s Business Law Group in Montréal. Acted in numerous major public company M&A transactions for targets and buyers that were implemented by plan of arrangement, amalgamation or tender offer, including: the combination of Innergex Power Income Fund and Innergex Renewable Energy; the acquisitions of Draxis Health by Jubilant Organosys; Cambior by Iamgold Corporation; Novicourt by Falconbridge; The Hockey Company by Reebok; BioChem Pharma by Shire Pharmaceuticals Group plc; Vidéotron by Quebecor Media (competing bid); Boomerang Tracking by Lojack Corporation; Ad Opt Technologies by Kronos Incorporated; Ariane Gold Corp. and Sequoia Minerals by Cambior; and Steinberg by Socanov-Caisse Acquisition Corp (competing bid). Acted in proxy contests relating to the composition of the board of directors of Call-Net Enterprises and of Zarlink Semiconductor. Acted in numerous new issues by prospectus and private placement (including the issue of structured products by financial institutions) and several initial public offerings, including those of Innergex Renewable Energy, The Hockey Company, Great Lakes Hydro, Advanced Fiber Technologies (CAE Inc. spin-off), and Tecsys Inc. Past long-time member of the advisory committee to the Québec securities regulator. Québec Bar, 1982.