On December 23, 2022, NorthStar Earth & Space Inc. closed a Series C investment round worth approximately CA$ 47 million, with Cartesian Capital Group, LLC, as lead investor through its fund, Pangaea Three Acquisition Holdings III, LLC, Telesystem Space Inc., Luxembourg Future Fund – Co-Investments SA, the Québec Government through its mandatary Investissement Québec, and the Luxembourg Space Sector Development SCSp funded by the world’s leading connectivity solutions provider, SES, and the Luxembourg Government. With this investment, NorthStar will be able to fully finance its Space Situational Awareness (SSA) development project and the launch of its first three monitoring satellites scheduled for mid-2023. Lavery was privileged to represent NorthStar in this important mandate. Our partner, Ms. France Camille De Mers, led the transaction with the support of Mr. Philippe Brassard and Ms. Pamela Cifola, in particular. Our partners Mr. Ali El Haskouri and Mr. André Vautour also helped make the transaction a success. — NorthStar Earth & Space Inc. is the first commercial enterprise to monitor all near-Earth orbits from space and combine data from a variety of ground-based sensors to provide more extensive coverage. Its suite of high-speed information services accurately tracks and predicts the position of space objects to enable safety in spaceflight. With a head office in Montréal, Canada, European subsidiary in Luxembourg and an American subsidiary in McLean, Virginia, NorthStar is solving the ever-growing threat of space collisions, and, ultimately empowering humanity to preserve our planet.
Philippe Brassard Lawyer
- Québec, 2021
Philippe Brassard is a member of the Business Law group and focuses his practice mainly on transactional and commercial law.
Mr. Brassard supports our partners and experienced members primarily with commercial transactions, such as business sales and acquisitions and corporate mergers and reorganizations.
In addition to his practice in transactional law, Mr. Brassard assists entrepreneurs in various business development stages, including incorporation and organization, and in drafting shareholders’ agreements and drafting and reviewing service contracts, franchising agreements and other types of documents.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Brassard has had the opportunity to work on several major equity or asset purchase and sale transactions in a number of different areas.
- LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2019
- D.C.S, Administration, Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 2016 (Summa Cum Laude)
Boards and Professional Affiliations
- Member of the Young Bar of Montreal
- Member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal
Lavery is pleased to welcome three new associates to the Quebec City, Montreal and Sherbrooke offices: Philippe Brassard, Michaël Deslauriers and Anne-Philippe Pelchat. As well as a senior notary, Julie Doan, in the Montreal office. Anne-Philippe Pelchat Anne-Philippe is joining the Business Law group. She supports our partners and experienced members mainly in corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions of private companies and the drafting of joint venture agreements. "I chose to join the Lavery family to have the opportunity to work with and learn from top-notch professionals who are passionate about their work. Business law has always been my field of choice and Lavery is, in my opinion, the ideal firm for young lawyers such as myself to achieve their ambitions and get professional development support. I also found the firms' values, the collaboration between colleagues and the constant willingness to improve very appealing." Julie Doan Julie Doan is part of Lavery’s Business Law group, where she practices real estate law. "The world of notaries is constantly evolving and I am very grateful to continue to be part of this dynamic and rewarding community with Lavery. I am confident that the expertise I have developed over the years in real estate law, combined with Lavery's, will be beneficial in serving our clients." Michaël Deslauriers Michaël is joining the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He is mainly involved in class actions and civil liability lawsuits. "Lavery is a firm that combines excellence, passion and modernity.It is therefore the perfect opportunity for me to continue to develop my expertise in civil law by getting involved in large-scale mandates and having experienced experts in the area as mentors. I was pleasantly surprised by the human face of the firm, which stands out by its involvement in the community and the attention it gives to its team." Philippe Brassard Philippe is joining the Business Law group. He supports our partners and experienced members mainly in matters involving early-stage companies, the technology sector and institutional investor financing. "It is first and foremost Lavery's culture of excellence, which can be seen through the quality of expertise of the firm's professionals, that led me to join the team. I was also impressed by the approachability of each member whom I met during my hiring process. The firm is dynamic and composed of passionate professionals. All in all, it is an ideal firm for a young lawyer to develop professionally."