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  1. Étienne Brassard and Édith Jacques speak at the Colloque Export Mauricie Rive-Sud

    On February 3, Étienne Brassard and Édith Jacques, partners of our Business Law Group, were invited speakers at the Colloque Export Mauricie Rive-Sud held in Trois-Rivières. Myriam Lavallée, a lawyer of our Labor and Employment Law Group, initiated this partnership between Lavery and the Colloque, which gathered over 150 attendees to hear Mr. Brassard's and Ms Jacques’ presentations covering the legal aspects pertaining to export and risk management as well international trade, respectively. Click here to read the article in the Courrier Sud for more information on the Colloque Export Mauricie Rive-Sud.

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  2. During the 35th anniversary of the Conseil Économique et Tourisme Haut-Richelieu (CETHR), André Vautour, Édith Jacques and Étienne Brassard discussed the different aspects of CETA

    On December 8, 2016, during the CETHR’s 35th anniversary event, André Vautour, Édith Jacques, and Étienne Brassard, all partners from the Business law group, discussed the different aspects of the Canada-EU free-trade agreement (CETA). Among other things, they highlighted the agreement’s huge economic potential for Quebec businesses since it provides access to a new market with very few tariff constraints. Mr. Vautour also addressed the topic of Canada’s strategic geographical position: “This agreement, combined with NAFTA, could turn the Canadian territory into a portal for U.S. businesses that want to reach the European market as well as European businesses that want to access the U.S. market. It’s a significant competitive advantage that we must make the most of to fully benefit from CETA.”

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  3. Édith Jacques appointed Chair of the board of Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec (MEQ)

    Lavery is proud to announce that Édith Jacques, a partner in its Business law group, was recently appointed chair of the board of Manufacturiers et exportateurs du Québec (MEQ). Ms. Jacques, who is well-known for her work with manufacturing and energy companies, regularly supports her clients in the development of new products and distribution networks as well as project management. Having served on MEQ’s board of directors since 2008, Ms. Jacques has been vice-chair since 2013.  It was in line with her commitment as chair of the board of the MEQ and as a member of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) board that she met with Kathleen Wynne, premier of Ontario, at the CME’s meeting, last month. As Chair, Ms. Jacques aims to deepen her understanding of the business challenges facing  manufacturing and export companies and play a key role in developing the industry.

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  4. Édith Jacques and Pierre Alarie speak on business opportunities in Mexico

    On July 13, 2015, Lavery hosted a breakfast-conference presented by Mr. Pierre Alarie, Canada’s Ambassador to Mexico, and Ms. Édith Jacques, Partner at Lavery and Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors of QME (Quebec Manufacturers & Exporters), entitled « Le Mexique : terre d’opportunités pour les manufacturiers québécois » (Mexico: land of opportunity for Quebec manufacturers). Mr. Alarie discussed business opportunities available to manufacturers and took the time to exchange personally with entrepreneurs by answering questions and helping them with their expansion projects. Ms. Jacques then addressed the various legal tools used to operate a business in Mexico and presented the practical and legal considerations to incorporate a company on this market. From left to right : : Pierre Alarie, Canada’s Ambassador to Mexico, Édith Jacques, partner at Lavery, and Éric Tétrault, QME President

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