Cindy Vaillancourt
Cindy Vaillancourt
(514) 397-4177
(514) 875-6246
1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite 2500, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2002
Partner in the Business Law Group of the firm’s Montréal office, she specializes in environmental law and is ranked in all the editions of Chambers Canada in this area since 2016. She acts for clients operating in a wide range of industrial sectors such as mining, cargo handling, wholesale and retail, petrochemical, aeronautics, waste, pulp and paper, and agribusiness, and manages on their behalf numerous matters related to government relations, environmental compliance, contaminated land remediation, and permitting applications. In the context of company sales or purchases, public offerings, real estate transactions, or financing and project development, she coordinates environmental due diligence, issuance or transfer of permits, and negotiates environmental issues. She has considerable expertise on climate change issues, especially with respect to the Québec greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system. She was called to the Québec Bar in 2002 and worked as a legal and political advisor on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, notably on climate change issues.
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On October 27, 2017, Toromont Industries Ltd. (Toromont) completed the largest acquisition in its history — a $1.07-billion purchase of the businesses and net operating assets of the Hewitt Group of companies (Hewitt) in exchange for cash and shares of Toromont. This was a transformative transaction for Toromont, significantly expanding its Caterpillar dealership network and market opportunities.
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