800 Victoria Sq, Suite 3500, PO Box 242, The Stock Exchange Twr, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 2005
Sébastien Bellefleur specializes in business law, more specifically in securities, mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance and mining law. He also helps set up funding, whether in the form of loans or equity financings. He has drafted a number of complex transactions on behalf of public and private corporations, such as the purchase, sale, funding and restructuring of businesses throughout Canada and abroad. He has represented issuers and brokers in connection with initial public offerings and other distributions of equity securities and debt instruments, as well as with such securities investments as prospectus offerings and private placements. He has played a role in several corporate reorganizations, restructurings, takeover bids and proxy solicitations for shareholders’ meetings. A major portion of his practice consists in advising public corporations of the obligations imposed on them by regulatory authorities, notably corporate governance, and to assist them in their interactions with the market and securities authorities. Over the course of his practice, he has also acquired specific expertise on the legal issues particular to the mining industry.