Jean-Sébastien Desroches Winner of the 2012 Rising Star Award

Lavery is pleased to announce that Mr. Jean-Sébastien Desroches, a business law partner at the firm, has received the Rising Star Award, given out by the Legal Lexpert Directory, during a gala that was held in Toronto on December 3, 2012. This Canada-wide contest pays tribute to lawyers under 40 who are considered rising stars in the legal profession in Canada. The winners are selected based on rigorous and well-delineated criteria: professional accomplishments, leadership, contribution to firm profitability, business acumen, vision, education and awards, and teamwork.

The practice of Jean-Sébastien Desroches is primarily focused on commercial transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and corporate reorganizations on behalf of public and private corporations. He represents Canadian, American and European clients in large-scale transactions where his leadership abilities enable him to provide unparalleled service to corporations that are active in a wide range of sectors, including finance, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and technology.

Possessing comprehensive knowledge of his clients’ industries, Jean-Sébastien represents entrepreneurs in the development and implementation of commercial projects and joint ventures, with a focus on the transportation, infrastructure, aeronautic and energy sectors. He also advises clients in matters involving venture capital, investments, equity participation and transfer of businesses.

"Jean-Sébastien Desroches has incomparable professional and human qualities that make him a legal expert respected by his clients and colleagues. Lexpert has acknowledged these qualities by giving him the Rising Star Award. In the course of his business law practice, Jean-Sébastien successfully combines versatility and specialization, the technical and human aspects of transactions, sharp argumentative prowess and a non-confrontational approach, successful execution of a transaction and the art of compromise. Jean-Sébastien is truly an example of level-headedness in a demanding profession as well as a great asset to Lavery", said Élise Poisson, Managing Partner of the firm.

For more information, please visit the Lexpert Rising Stars website.

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