Marc-André Coulombe is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group and a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. Over the years, he has built an extensive practice covering all facets of litigation. From providing strategic advice to representing clients at trial and on appeal before Québec courts and the Federal Court of Canada, Marc-André is often commended for his solid performance in all areas of high-end complex commercial law, including contract law, corporate litigation, shareholders disputes, competition and securities. He has also developed substantial expertise in various other litigation areas, including class actions, directors and officers liability, environmental law, safeguard orders, and representations and warranties litigation.
On September 1, 2015, Acuity Brands, Inc. (Acuity), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. completed the acquisition of Distech Controls Inc. (Distech), a leading provider of building automation and energy management solutions. All of the outstanding capital stock of Distech was acquired for approximately $318 million.