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  1. 20 partners from Lavery ranked in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is proud to announce that 20 partners are ranked among the leading practitioners in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. "These rankings of our partners among the most influential lawyers in their fields confirm our leadership role as the largest independent law firm in Quebec. The fact that they put their clients and partners at the heart of their practice gives them the necessary agility and audacity to excel in our market. Congratulations to all!", stated Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer. The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2017 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory : René Branchaud, Mining Louis Charette, Aviation/Litigation—Product Liability Marie Cossette, Ad. E., Litigation—Public Law Pierre Denis, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing *Michel Desrosiers, Labour Relations (Management) *Norman A. Dionne, Labour Relations (Management) Nicolas Gagnon, Construction Law Michel Gélinas, Workplace Human Rights (Employer) Benjamin David Gross, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Josiane L’Heureux, Occupational Health & Safety Guy Lavoie, CIRC, Labour Relations (Management), Workers’ Compensation (Employer) *Jean Legault, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Guy Lemay, Class Actions François Parent, Pensions & Employee Benefits (Employer) Louis Payette, Ad. E., Banking & Financial Institutions Élisabeth Pinard, Family Law Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E., Class Actions/Litigation—Product Liability *Jean-Philippe Turgeon, Franchise Law (Franchisor) André Vautour, Corporate Commercial Law/Technology Transactions Sébastien Vézina, Mining *New posting The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive publication to legal talent in the country and it identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. It is a reference guide for Canadian and foreign corporate counsels and law firms in need of specialized legal services in Canada. For more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at: http://lexpert.ca/directory.

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  2. Lavery’s René Branchaud and Sébastien Vézina recognized as leading lawyers in mining law by Lexpert

    Mes  René Branchaud and Sébastien Vézina, partners with Lavery, have been recognized as leading lawyers in mining law in the 2016 edition ofLexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining. This prestigious recognition is the product of an extensive peer survey process conducted in Canada and throughout the world. Please click here to access the electronic version of this publication.

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  3. 41 Lavery lawyers named in the 2017 The Best Lawyers in Canada

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 41 of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. “This recognition attests to the expertise, quality of work and dedication of these lawyers and the entire Lavery team. I would like to congratulate our 41 colleagues for their contribution to the success of our clients and the development of our services”, said Don McCarty, Lavery’s managing partner. Two lawyers among the Lavery lawyers recommended in this edition have been honoured for the first time: Caroline Harnois and Jean-Philippe Turgeon. Below is a complete list of Lavery lawyers and their field(s) of expertise. Note that the practice areas reflect those in Best Lawyers. 1. Pierre-L. Baribeau Labour and Employment Law 2. René Branchaud Mining LawNatural Resources Law 3. Jules Brière, Ad. E. Administrative and Public LawHealth Care Law 4. Richard Burgos Corporate Law 5. Marie-Claude Cantin Insurance Law 6. Louis Charette Aviation LawProduct Liability LawTransportation Law 7. Eugène Czolij Corporate and Commercial LitigationInsolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 8.  Pierre Denis Equipment Finance Law 9. Raymond Doray, Ad. E. Administrative and Public Law 10. Louis-Martin Dubé Real Estate Law 11. Josée Dumoulin Employee Benefits Law 12. Nicolas Gagnon Construction Law 13. Michel Gélinas Labour and Employment Law 14. Marie-Andrée Gravel Mergers & Acquisitions Law 15. Caroline Harnois Family Law 16. Jean Hébert Insurance Law 17. Richard A. Hinse Corporate and Commercial Litigation 18. Pierre Marc Johnson, G.O.Q., MSRC International Arbitration 19. Bernard Larocque Class Action Litigation/Insurance Law 20. Guy Lavoie, CRIA Labour and Employment Law/Workers’ Compensation Law 21. Jean Legault Banking and Finance Law/Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 22. Guy Lemay, CRIA Class Action Litigation/Labour and Employment Law 23. Jean Martel, Ad. E. Corporate Governance Practice/Private Funds Law 24. Patrick A. Molinari, Ad.E., MSRC Health Care Law 25. Philip Nolan Tax Law 26. François Parent Employee Benefits Law 27. Luc Pariseau Tax Law 28. Jacques Paul-Hus Mergers & Acquisitions Law 29. Louis Payette, Ad. E. Banking and Finance Law 30. Élisabeth Pinard Family Law 31. Sylvain Poirier Health Care Law 32. Marc Rochefort Securities Law 33. Louis Rochette, Adm.A. Health Care Law 34. Ian Rose Director and Officer Liability Practice/Insurance Law 35. Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E. Bet-the-Company LitigationClass Action Litigation 36. Raphaël  H. Schachter , c.r., Ad. E. Criminal Defence 37. Jean-Yves Simard Corporate and Commercial Litigation/Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law 38. Gerald Stotland Family Law 39. Philippe Tremblay Construction Law 40. Jean-Philippe Turgeon Franchise Law 41. André Vautour Corporate Law/Information Technology Law/Private Funds Law/Technology Law For more information, please consult the Best Lawyers website.

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  4. Two partners of Lavery in Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers

    Lavery is proud to highlights that two of its lawyers are mentioned in this year’s Lexpert’s directory, Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers. Firstly, Mr. René Branchaud, partner, is recognized as a mining law leader. He practises in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. He assists companies in matters related to incorporation, corporate structure, shareholder agreements, private placements, public offerings, stock exchange listings, dispositions, and takeovers. To consult his profile, please turn to page 92 of the guide. Additionally, Mr. Guillaume Lavoie, partner, made the list of Corporate Lawyers to watch. His practice focuses on private equity and venture capital. He has developed considerable expertise in setting up investment funds (private equity funds, venture capital funds, and hedge funds) and specializes in structuring complex international funds. He regularly acts as lead legal counsel to fund managers in their fundraising efforts and their investments in Canada, the United States, Europe, and elsewhere in the World. To consult his profile, please turn to page 103. Congratulations!

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  5. 21 partners from Lavery ranked in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 21 partners are ranked among the leading practitioners in Canada in their respective practice areas in the 2016 edition of Thomson Reuters’s The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. “I congratulate our colleagues for this recognition and for their continued commitment to serving the needs of our clients. This recognition highlights the contribution of our exceptional lawyers and consolidate the expertise of our firm” said Don McCarty, Lavery’s Managing Partner.  The following Lavery partners are listed in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory : René Branchaud, Corporate Finance & Securities/Mining *Marie-Claude Cantin, Litigation - Commercial Insurance Louis Charette, Aviation/Litigation — Product Liability *Marie Cossette, Ad. E., Litigation — Corporate Commercial Gérard Coulombe, Q.C., Ad.E., C.ADM., Corporate Commercial Law Magali Cournoyer-Proulx, Employment Law (Management) Pierre Denis, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Josée Dumoulin, Pensions & Employee Benefits (Management) Nicolas Gagnon, Construction Law Benjamin David Gross, Asset Equipment Finance/Leasing Jean Hébert, Litigation—Commercial Insurance *Josiane L’Heureux, Occupational Health & Safety Guy Lavoie, CIRC, Labour Relations (Management), Workers’ Compensation (Management) Robert W. Mason, Litigation/Commercial Insurance François Parent, Pensions & Employee Benefits (Management) Louis Payette, Ad. E., Banking & Financial Institutions Élisabeth Pinard, Family Law Ian Rose, Litigation-Directors & Officers’ Liability Jean Saint-Onge, Ad. E., Class Actions/Litigation—Product Liability André Vautour, Computer & IT Law/Corporate Commercial Law/Technology Transactions Sébastien Vézina, Mining *New posting The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is the most comprehensive publication to legal talent in the country and it identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas. It is a reference guide for Canadian and foreign corporate counsels and law firms in need of specialized legal services in Canada. For more information, please visit Lexpert’s website at: http://lexpert.ca/directory.

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  6. René Branchaud recognized by Lexpert as a leader in business law

    On 27 May 2016, Report on Business, The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business was publishing the 2016 Lexpert/ROB Corporate Special Edition on Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers, in which René Branchaud, partner at Lavery, is recognized among the Canada’s leaders in business law. This special edition recognizes committed corporate lawyers who have distinguished themselves in their practice area. You can read René Branchaud’s biography on page 9 of the publication.

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  7. NioGold Mining acquired by Oban Mining

    Oban Mining Corporation, a mining company based in Ontario, has acquired all of the common shares of its Quebec counterpart, NioGold Mining Corp. This transaction was completed by way of an arrangement plan under the Business Corporations Act (British Columbia).  A Lavery team composed of Isabelle Richard, Josianne Beaudry, and René Branchaud prepared and reviewed the documents related to this transaction, including the arrangement agreement and the information circular for NioGold’s shareholders’ meeting.

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  8. Mont Sutton ski resort acquired by the Ryan group

    Ski Sutton Inc. has been acquired by a group of private investors composed of managers of the ski resort. The transaction was carried out by way of an arrangement and was concluded for $7.5 million in March 2016. The Lavery team, composed of Isabelle Richard, Mylène Vallières, Josianne Beaudry, Luc Borduas, Jean-Yves Simard, and René Branchaud represented Ski Sutton Inc.’s controlling shareholders in the sale of the shares and its privatization. It also prepared the documents for this transaction, including the arrangement agreement and the information circular for the shareholders’ meeting, and obtained the court’s approval to proceed with the transaction.

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  9. Société de développement de la Baie-James (SDBJ), Administration régionale Baie-James (ARBJ) and partners invest in BlackRock Metals Inc. to carry out a feasibility study for an open-pit mine

    The Société de développement de la Baie-James (SDBJ), the Administration régionale Baie-James (ARBJ), the Cree Nation Government, and the Capital Mines Hydrocarbures fund, managed by Ressources Québec Inc., have invested more than $8 M in BlackRock Metals Inc. to finance a feasibility study for the development of an open-pit iron and titanium mine in the James Bay Territory. In this financing, René Branchaud and Guillaume Synnott, members of Lavery’s Business law group, acted as counsel for SDBJ and ARBJ.

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  10. René Branchaud, guest speaker at the RCGT half-day on issues in the mining industry

    On November 3, 2015, René Branchaud, partner at Lavery, was guest speaker at the RCGT half-day on issues in the mining industry. Organized by Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton in Montréal, this conference offered financial and tax information in the mining sector. Speakers discussed numerous subjects, namely: governance on issues in the mining sector; innovation funding and tax credits for mining companies; support with recruitment – growth capital. 

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