National Africa group leader and Québec region Mining group leader. Practice is broadly based, with a focus on commercial transactions notably in mergers & acquisitions. Represents 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. Sits on various boards including Export Development Canada (EDC), Development Finance Institute Canada (FinDev Canada), the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, and NSIA Participations, a financial institution based in the Ivory Coast as a nominee of the National Bank of Canada. He is a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Canadian Directors. Admitted to the Quebec 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 Special Edition — Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining, Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert Special Edition — Energy andAcritas Stars. He is also the only Canadian lawyer listed in Chambers Global Guide in the area of Mining, International and Cross-Border, Africa-wide.