On July 4, 2023, Cultures Gen V, one of Quebec’s leading greenhouse growers, announced the acquisition of Serres Royales. The acquisition furthers Cultures Gen V’s business strategy, which aims to improve Quebec’s food self-sufficiency by expanding sustainable greenhouse growing and offering consumers a wider variety of superior quality products. This transaction makes Cultures Gen V the largest diversified greenhouse grower in Quebec, adding 9 hectares of tomatoes to its current acreage, for a total of 36 hectares. Lavery was privileged to represent Cultures Gen V in the transaction. Not only did the firm implement the group’s pre-transaction refinancing, it also negotiated and closed the transaction. The Lavery team was led by Étienne Brassard with the assistance of Gabrielle Ahélo and France Camille De Mers and the collaboration of Béatrice Bull, Pamela Cifola, Éric Gélinas, Jessica Parent, Chantal Desjardins, James Duffy, Valérie Belle-Isle, Sonia Guérin, Joseph Lauzon-Potts, Arielle Supino, Bernard Trang, Katerina Kostopoulos, Charlotte Dangoisse, David Tournier, Ana Cristina Nascimento, Joëlle Montpetit and Nadine Giguère.
Arielle Supino Student
Arielle Supino joined the team at Lavery in 2023 as a law student.
In May 2023, she completed the joint Bachelor of Laws (civil law), and Juris Doctor (common law) degree at l’Université de Montréal. Before that, she completed a Bachelor of Commerce, with a specialization in entrepreneurship, at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. During her time in Vancouver, she also went on a 6-month student exchange in Paris where she studied at Sciences Po.
During her law studies, she worked at the UdeM Legal Clinic, taking on mandates in various domains of law. She additionally worked on a Pro Bono project seeking to increase access to the justice system via technological tools and platforms. Following this, she continued exploring the intersection of law and technology via her participation in the Law and Technology Committee at UdeM. She looks forward to applying her background and interests to the legal context in the scope of her impending career at Lavery.
- LLB and JD, Université de Montréal, 2020-2023
- BCom, University of British Columbia, 2015-2019
- Student Exchange, Sciences Po University, 2018
Boards and Professional Affiliations
- Pro Bono Students Canada, Université de Montréal, 2020-2021, Research Student
- Law and Technology Committee, Université de Montréal, 2021-2023, Vice President of Events and Vice President of Communications