François Paradis

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2100
Montréal, QC H3B 4W5
Phone: (514) 904-5366
Fax: (514) 904-8101

François’ practice covers many areas of corporate and securities law with an emphasis on cross-border corporate finance, M&A, and governance matters. He has experience acting for public issuers, financial institutions, investment funds, investment banks, as well as industry leaders in a range of sectors including technology, pharma and wellness, and natural resources. He has been nationally recognized as a leading capital markets and US/Canada cross-border lawyer in Canada, and has been named a “Rising Star” (Top 40 Under 40) and a “Leading Lawyer to Watch” in the area of Corporate Finance and Securities by Lexpert®. Francois has acted for the issuer or the underwriters on a large number of recent going public transactions, including Lightspeed, Alithya, Milestone Pharma, and DavidsTea. He also regularly acts for public issuers and other leading institutions on significant M&A or financing transactions, including CAE, Neptune Wellness, and Acasti Pharma. Francois has more than 15 years of experience and spent his entire career at Osler, starting as an associate in 2003 after articling and becoming a partner in 2011, contributing to the strength and growth of Osler in Montreal.

Year Called to the Bar:2003
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