A partner in the Capital Markets & Securities and M&A practices, Sébastien advises on significant public and private mergers and acquisitions, including contested transactions. He represents issuers and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities, in both Canada and the United States. Sébastien works extensively with REITS, financial institutions, and financial technology and life science companies. Clients regularly turn to him for assistance with securities regulation compliance and corporate governance advice, as well as shareholder activism matters. Sébastien is secretary of the board of BELLUS Health Inc. and chairman of the board of Fondation de la Maison Théâtre. He also is the founding member of the Young Directors Committee of the Institute for Governance of Private and Public Organizations. Select Recognition: IFLR1000; The Best Lawyers in Canada.