François M. Giroux

François M. Giroux

(514) 397-5638
(514) 875-6246
1000 De La Gauchetière St W, Suite MZ400, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1996 (QC)
Partner in the firm's Litigation Group based in Montreal and vice chair of the firm's National Class Actions Practice Group. Fran├žois' practice focuses on complex corporate commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, class actions, internal investigations, commercial arbitration and banking litigation. Fran├žois is a highly versatile litigator, with significant trial and appellate experience in major commercial cases, mediatized disputes and multi-jurisdictional litigation. He regularly appears before federal and provincial courts of all levels and many administrative tribunals. Member of the firm's Recruitment Committee.
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On December 29, 2017, Mr. Don E. Wall (Don Wall), PHI Inc. (PHI) and HNZ Group Inc. (HNZ), a Toronto Stock Exchange-listed provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, completed a statutory plan of arrangement pursuant to which, among other things, Don Wall, through a beneficially wholly-owned acquisition company, acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares and variable voting shares of HNZ for $18.70 in cash per share, and PHI subsequently acquired HNZ’s offshore business conducted in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. The total consideration paid to former holders of HNZ shares was approximately $233 million
On November 20, 2017, Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (Rayonier AM), a Florida-based leading global supplier of high purity cellulose, announced it had completed its friendly acquisition of Tembec Inc. (Tembec), a Québec forestry firm, for approximately US$962 million.