National Africa Group Leader and Québec Region Mining Group Leader. Practice is broadly based, with a focus on commercial transactions notably in mergers & acquisitions and private equity. Acts as counsel for various clients involved notably in the mining, oil & gas and energy industries in Canada and internationally, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, and frequent speaker at events and conferences in these sectors. Involved in several organizations including the IBA and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. Sits on various boards including Export Development Canada (EDC), FinDev Canada, CPCS Transcom Ltd., the Canadian Council for Africa as Vice-Chairman, and NSIA Group, a financial institution based in the Ivory Coast as a nominee of the National Bank of Canada. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1981, he has appeared repeatedly over the years as a leading Canadian lawyer in publications such as The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Who’s Who Legal: Canada, Lexpert® Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers, as well as Chambers Global in Mining Foreign Experts as the only Canadian lawyer recognized for Africa-wide expertise.