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Year called to bar: 1981 (QC)
Partner in the firm’s Montréal office. Strategic advisor, advises clients on complex transactions, projects and international mandates. Premier of Québec from 2003 to 2012 and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. Has in-depth knowledge and experience with public policy, corporate Canada, and international matters, focusing on the United States, Europe, China, India, Africa, and Latin America. Most noteworthy international legacy has been to initiate the negotiation for the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) by convincing Canada and the European Union to negotiate a broad economic partnership, including cooperation agreements. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1981.
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.