Stéphanie Lapierre is a partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice is mainly focused on securities, financial and business law. She represents clients both in the first instance and on appeal in matters involving hostile take-over bids, contested change of control transactions, shareholder disputes, derivative actions, plans of arrangement, dissidence rights and judicial liquidation. Stéphanie has a solid expertise in litigation matters pertaining to securities law. She regularly represents reporting issuers in connection with internal investigations instituted in response to allegations made by whistleblowers and with investigations instituted by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and other self-regulatory organizations. She also represents clients following the filing by the AMF of penal or administrative proceedings alleging infractions to the Securities Act, including insider trading, tipping, market manipulation and inadequate or misleading disclosure of material information.