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  1. Litigation: Lexpert Recognizes Two Partners as Leading Lawyers in Canada

    Lavery is proud to announce that Lexpert recognized the expertise of two of our partners in its 2022 Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation. Laurence Bich-Carrière et Myriam Brixi now rank among Canada’s leaders in Litigation. The Lexpert Special Edition profiles Lexpert-ranked litigators who have distinguished themselves by participating in some of the most significant litigation cases and by their reputation among their peers and clients. This recognition is a testament to Laurence and Myriam's talent and expertise as well as their influence in the legal market.

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  2. Selena Lu: a rising star of Canada’s legal community

    Lavery is proud to announce that on November 22, Selena Lu received the Rising Stars Leading Lawyers Under 40 award from Lexpert. This prestigious award honours lawyers under the age of 40 who distinguish themselves in the legal profession. The winners are selected by a jury of law firm managing partners and recognized corporate counsels, based on rigorously studied criteria like leadership, outstanding professional achievement and the services provided to clients. As a partner in the Business Law group, Selena focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions. She frequently advises clients abroad on commercial law, investment and expansion in Canada.  Over the years, Selena has acquired significant experience in supporting customers in their technological change. On a day-to-day basis, she advises clients on the legal impacts of the introduction of new technologies.  Selena is also actively involved in her community. She has held several leadership roles, including President of the Young Chinese Professionals Association (YCPA), Chair of the organizing committee of the Montreal Chinese Hospital Foundation Ball and President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Montreal. She currently sits on several boards, including the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau, the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés and the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.  “It’s an honour for me to receive this award—I’m truly touched! I would like to thank my clients for their trust and for the privilege of being their growth partner. Working with them motivates me to invest in the projects and ideas that are shaping the legal and business world, and hopefully to make more stars shine, both now and in the future” says Selena. Congratulations to Selena for this distinction that is a testament to her talent and expertise. For more information, read the article :  https://risingstarscanada.com/winners-finalists/2022

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  3. Lavery recognized by The Globe and Mail as one of Canada's Best Law Firms 2023

    On November 15, 2022, the Globe and Mail released the results of its inaugural edition of Canada's Best Law Firm for 2022 and we are pleased to announce that Lavery was included. The ranking for Canada’s Best Law Firms was created based on recommendations from lawyers and clients (corporate legal departments). The final list ranks law firms in 28 specialties. Out of the thousands of law firms analyzed, only 200 are recognized.

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  4. André Vautour joins the board of World Services Group (WSG)

    Lavery is pleased to announce that André Vautour, Partner of the firm, has been elected Secretary of the World Services Group (WSG) 2022-2023 Board of Directors. Mr. Vautour will serve as Secretary a one-year term where he will work collaboratively with WSG leadership in assessing the strategic future and progress of the WSG mission and objectives."World Services Group is one of the largest networks of professionals in the world and has benefited greatly from the work of its leaders over the past several years. I am very pleased to serve as secretary of this organization, as are its members. WSG is an important part of our strategy in that it allows Lavery's clients to benefit from valuable legal services not only in Quebec, but in more than 150 countries and territories around the world through the leading firms that are World Services Group members." Says André Vautour. About World Services Group (WSG)World Services Group is the most prominent global network of independent firms that provides an exclusive setting and platform to connect its members to the most elite legal firms and their multinational clients worldwide. WSG provides cross industry access to a select few investment banking and accounting firms creating more expansive opportunities to service clients. The network is comprised of over 120 firms worldwide. Members act in over 150 jurisdictions with over 23,000 professionals globally.

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  5. Anik Trudel appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM)

    On Tuesday, October 18, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM) announced the appointment of Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer of Lavery, as Chair of its Board of Directors. A staple in the Montréal business community, the CCMM has been strengthening the city’s business environment and prosperity and providing support to Montréal businesses for nearly 200 years. The Chamber invests in key sectors of economic development through an action-oriented approach based on commitment, credibility, proactivity, collaboration and forward-thinking. Our CEO has been involved with the CCMM since 2018. Her appointment as Chair of the Board aligns perfectly with Lavery’s vision and positioning as a partner of economic development in the greater Montréal area and the province, which the firm has expressed by supporting the growth of both SMEs and the largest companies and institutions doing business in Quebec. “I am honoured by the confidence the Nominating Committee and the Board of Directors have placed in me. It is with pride, humility and a sense of responsibility that I accept the mandate of Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal in its pivotal 200th anniversary year. I will do my utmost to listen and respond to the needs of our members and the challenges facing our city,” says Anik Trudel. To see all the members of the CCMM Board of Directors, click here.

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  6. Béatrice Ngatcha joins the board of IPIC - Intellectual Property Institute of Canada

    Lavery is pleased to announce that Beatrice Ngatcha, a partner in the Intellectual Property group, has recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for 2022-2023 by the IPIC Annual General Meeting. IPIC is the professional association for patent agents, trademark agents and lawyers specializing in all areas of intellectual property law. Beatrice has been involved in IPIC's development and outreach since 2003, and this appointment is a reflection and recognition of the strength of her expertise in the field of intellectual property. For more information, see IPIC's website: Here

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  7. Lavery to present the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal’s Lunchtime Conferences

    On Tuesday, October 4, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM) officially announced that Lavery will now be the presenter of the organization's Lunchtime Conferences. Lavery is pleased to collaborate with the CCMM for these upcoming events and to be part of the organization's efforts to strengthen Montréal's business environment and prosperity and to provide support to businesses in the city over nearly 200 years. "It is only natural for our firm to support initiatives like the CCMM's Lunchtime Conferences, whose objective is to ensure the dynamism of the business community in the Greater Montréal area. This new partnership is in line with Lavery's ambition and desire to drive the growth of organizations doing business in Quebec," said Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer of Lavery.

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  8. Mining: Lexpert Recognizes Three Partners as Leading Lawyers in Canada

    On October 5, 2022, Lexpert recognized the expertise of three of our partners in its 2022 Lexpert Special Edition: Mining. Josianne Beaudry, René Branchaud and Sébastien Vézina now rank among Canada’s leaders in the area of Mining. Josianne Beaudry is a partner and leader of the Business law group at Lavery. Her practice is primarily focused on securities law. She advises financial sector participants on the application of regulations relating to securities and corporate governance. René Branchaud practises in the fields of securities, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate law. With more than thirty years’ experience, he advises companies on matters such as incorporation and organization, the drafting of shareholder agreements, private placements, public issues, going public, dispositions, and takeovers. Sébastien Vézina is a partner in the firm’s Business Law group. Over the years, he has refined his practice and developed a particular interest in negotiating commercial agreements with companies in the mining and renewable energy sources, financial services and sports and entertainment industries. Generally, Sébastien's practice in these different industries includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing, private sector investments and company buyouts, in particular cross-border transactions between Canada and the United States and international transactions, and the negotiation of various commercial agreements.

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  9. Energy: Lexpert Recognizes Three Partners as Leading Lawyers in Canada

    On October 5, 2022, Lexpert recognized the expertise of three of our partners in its 2022 Lexpert Special Edition: Energy. Daniel Bouchard, René Branchaud and Edith Jacques now rank among Canada’s leaders in the area of energy. Daniel Bouchard specializes in the areas of municipal, environmental and administrative law. He has developed particular expertise in land-use and urban planning, agricultural zoning, environmental authorizations, municipal administration and ethics in public administration. René Branchaud practises in the fields of securities, mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate law. With more than thirty years’ experience, he advises companies on matters such as incorporation and organization, the drafting of shareholder agreements, private placements, public issues, going public, dispositions, and takeovers. Edith Jacques is a partner in Montréal's Business law group. She specializes in mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, as well as international law and acts as business and strategic consultant to mid- and large-size companies.

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  10. A new associate joins Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to welcome Stéphanie Girard, Senior Associate and Trademark agent to its Montréal office. Stéphanie joins our Intellectual Property group. As part of her practice, she advises businesses in various areas, including trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, advertising law and the Charter of the French language. Her expertise also includes drafting agreements involving intellectual property matters and due diligence. "I was looking for a team that I could identify with, a team I could see myself growing with as a lawyer. When I met my future colleagues at Lavery, we hit it off. I felt that they really wanted to get to know me, that they had a vision for me and for us, that they were going to support me through the various stages of my career and that they already cared about my well-being and growth. In short, I felt that I was going to be part of a great team and that our relationship was going to be brimming not only with accomplishments, but also with beautiful moments."

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  11. Lavery's expertise recognized by Chambers Canada 2023

    Lavery has been recognized in the following fields as a leader in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Canada guide: Corporate/Commercial (Québec Band 1, Highly Regarded) Employment and Labour (Québec Band 2) Energy and Natural Resources: Mining (Nationwide, Band 4) Intellectual Property (Nationwide, Band 4) Our professionals demonstrate once again they are leaders in Chambers Canada guide 2023. René Branchaud, Nicolas Gagnon, Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur, Guy Lavoie and Sébastien Vézina have been recognized as leaders in their respective areas of practice in the 2023 edition of the Chambers Canada guide. Areas of expertise in which they are recognized: René Branchaud: Energy and Natural Resources: Mining (Nationwide, Band 5) Nicolas Gagnon : Construction (Nationwide, Band 4) Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur : Labour and Employment Law (Québec, Up and Coming) Guy Lavoie: Labour and Employment Law (Québec, Band 2) Sébastien Vézina: Energy and Natural Resources: Mining (Nationwide, Band 5) The lawyers and law firms profiled in Chambers Canada are selected following through a rigorous process of research and interviews with a broad spectrum of lawyers and their clients. The final selection is based on clearly defined criteria such as the quality of client service, legal expertise, and commercial astuteness.

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