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  1. Lavery appoints three new partners

    Lavery is pleased to welcome the following professionals as partners in the firm. Sylvain Pierrard – Québec Sylvain Pierrard is a lawyer and trademark agent in the firm’s Business law and the Intellectual Property groups. He focuses his practice on trademarks, copyright, corporate and commercial law. Frédéric Laflamme – Trois-Rivières Frédéric Laflamme is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. His practice is focused on matters involving civil and commercial litigation, such as civil liability, construction law and shareholder disputes. He is called upon to represent Canadian and foreign companies, insurers, manufacturers, contractors and shareholders before Quebec’s superior courts, and to advise them on settling their disputes. Vincent Towner – Sherbrooke Vincent Towner is a member of the Business law group. He frequently collaborates in matters involving corporate reorganizations and business transactions. Mr. Towner also drafts contracts such as commercial leases, service agreements, and supply agreements. This cohort of new partners plays a crucial role in the growth of the firm and our desire to be a growth partner for companies doing business in Quebec. They successfully embody Lavery’s culture and values: Excellence, Collaboration, Audacity and Entrepreneurship. Congratulations to our new partners!

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  2. Lavery Lavery strengthens its Business Law group

    Lavery is delighted to welcome Mélanie Meunier as a Senior Lawyer Knowledge Management and a member of Lavery’s Business Law group. Drawing on her expertise and experience, she works alongside our professional staff devising and implementing strategies and initiatives relating to knowledge management and new legal technologies. In addition, she develops continuing education content designed to enhance the quality and efficiency of the group’s client service delivery. "Lavery is a renowned Quebec firm that offers me the opportunity to contribute to its success. It was the frank and open discussions that I had with the various members of the team that convinced me that my expertise and experience would be invaluable assets for the firm with a view to setting up the “Knowledge Management” function within the Business Law team."

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  3. Lavery Welcomes a New Partner in the Business Law Group

    Lavery is delighted to welcome a new partner, Véronik Bonneville-Pesant, to the Business Law Group to the Montréal office. Her practice is focused mainly on mergers and acquisitions, commercial law and corporate law. She brings a cutting-edge expertise and a practice approach  in the energy sector. More specifically, she brings experience in infrastructure projects and renewable energy investments. Before joining Lavery, Me Bonneville-Pesant was Vice-President of Legal Affairs at a pioneering company in the Canadian wind industry that is very active in the development of renewable energy projects. She has also developed an extensive expertise in corporate governance. Because of her experience, she plays a central role in negotiating and drafting agreements related to the inception and implementation of private investment funds, especially in the wind energy sector, as well as agreements related to the development, acquisition and financing of renewable energy projects.

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  4. Three new members join Lavery’s ranks

    Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of Victoria Cohene, Fanny Poulin and Souad Berrada to the firm. Victoria Cohene – Senior AssociateVictoria Cohene joins the firm's Litigation group, specifically in Family Law, Personal Law and Estate Law. Her practice covers all matters relating to family, personal and estate law, in particular divorce, legal separation, separation of de facto couples, child custody, child and spousal support, partition of property, name changes, grandparents' rights of access to their grandchildren, institution of protective supervision, homologation of mandates and estate litigation. "I was fortunate to have begun my law career at Lavery, and after 5 years developing experience as an independent lawyer, I am excited to be rejoining the "Dream Team". I look forward to learning and collaborating with lawyers having such integrity, empathy, commitment and high standards, and know that I will also have the support of so many other dedicated and kind individuals." Fanny Poulin - AssociateFanny Poulin joins our Labour and Employment Law Group. She joined Lavery after completing her bar association internship at a private firm specializing in family law. "I'm very excited to join the Lavery team! What attracted me to the firm was the passion exhibited by my colleagues and the intellectual challenges that await me." Souad Berrada - ParalegalSouad Berrada joins our Business Law Group. She will provide her experience to our corporate law professionals by assisting in the drafting of legal documentation for corporate transactions. "I decided to join the Lavery team is because of the firm's strong reputation and the fact that it remains one of the most qualified firms in Canada. It is also a wonderful challenge that will undoubtedly allow me to grow and develop within a team of outstanding professionals."

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  5. Lavery helps NorthStar to close an investment round worth approximately CA$ 47 million

    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.

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  6. A new associate joins Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to welcome Alexandre Turcotte to its Montréal office. He works primarily in corporate finance law, mergers and acquisitions and securities. Alexandre is joining the Business Law group. He works primarily in mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance law. In his practice, he has represented and advised private companies and public institutions for significant business transactions and operations. "I decided to join Lavery to specialize my practice in business law and to develop my skills at a firm of excellence that offers great opportunities to young lawyers. But it was really the enthusiasm and passion of my future colleagues that really sealed the deal for me."

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  7. 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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  8. 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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