On June 20, 2022, the Government of Québec and Plateforme Agora (now doing business as Le Panier Bleu) announced that Le Panier Bleu is transitioning to a private enterprise with the support of Quebec industry leaders. During the announcement, it was also confirmed that Le Panier Bleu will soon develop a transactional e-commerce platform making it possible to buy products from local merchants online. Lavery had the privilege of assisting Plateforme Agora in this round of financing and in Le Panier Bleu’s transition by providing advice on corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, intellectual property, commercial law in the field of technology and labour law. The Lavery team led by Étienne Brassard was composed of Jean-François Maurice, Isabelle Jomphe, Guillaume Laberge, Jessica Parent, Béatrice Bull, Isabelle Normand and Pamela Cifola.
Isabelle Normand Paralegal
Isabelle Normand has been a paralegal since 1987 and is a member of the Corporate services team. She works in various areas of business law.
Ms. Normand assists the firm’s corporate lawyers and helps prepare legal documents required for various business operations and transactions. She is also involved in the incorporation and organization of corporations, continuances, amalgamations, dissolutions as well as registrations of corporations both in Québec and other jurisdictions, in addition to changes to their status. She also reviews corporate status and updates minute books and corporate records.
Ms. Normand does trademark availability research and prepares and files trademark registration applications for Canadian and foreign firms and applications for industrial design rights and copyrights. She supervises the registration process, prepares the required declarations and communicates with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Ms. Normand also looks after maintaining and renewing trademark and industrial design protection.
Ms. Normand assists public corporations on issues related to securities and regulatory filings. She is also responsible for regulatory filings using SEDAR, SEDI, TSX SecureFile and NRD.
- Diploma of College Studies (DCS) in paralegal technology in paralegal studies, Collège Ahuntsic, 1987
Boards and Professional Affiliations
- Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP)
On April 20, 2021, GroupAssur, a managing general agent (MGA) offering specialty insurance products across Canada, announced its merger with our client Evolution Insurance, a wholesaler specializing in the underwriting of complex liability and construction risks. The merger makes GroupAssur Canada’s largest independent managing general agent in property and casualty insurance. Evolution Insurance’s expertise will enable GroupAssur to expand its product offering into target markets across Canada. A Lavery team led by Martin Pichette and Sébastien Vézina and composed of Jean-Paul Timothée, Gabriella Settino, Isabelle Normand and Florence Fournier (transactional) and Ali El Haskouri, Bernard Trang and Ana Nascimento (financing) played a significant role in representing Evolution Insurance’s interests throughout the transaction.
On June 26, 2018, the QFL Solidarity Fund announced a $70 million investment in EBI, a leading Quebec and Canadian firm active in the integrated residual materials sector, including the collection and transport of waste matter, recyclables and residual materials, the transformation, recovery and disposal of residual materials as well as the production of natural gas. A Lavery client for the past two decades, EBI has been represented by the firm in connection with every legal aspect of this investment initiative. The Lavery team, spearheaded by André Paquette, with the assistance of Jacques Paul-Hus, was composed of Nadia Hanine (Mergers & Acquisitions), Éric Gélinas (Taxation), Pierre Denis (Financial Services), Audrey-Julie Dallaire (Environment), Carolle Vaudry and Isabelle Normand (Corporate).