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  1. Lavery announces the hiring of four new lawyers

    Lavery is pleased to announce that four recently sworn-in lawyers are joining Lavery following the completion of their articling within the firm.   Maude Colpron Maude Colpron is joining our Business Law group and practices primarily in the area of financing law. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Master in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke.   Lindsay Jean Lindsay Jean is joining the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group and practices primarily in the area of insurance law. She completed her Bachelor of Civil Law, cooperative program, at the Université de Sherbrooke. She was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal in recognition of her strong sense of commitment.   Marianne Khairi-Arancibia Marianne Khairi-Arancibia is joining our Business Law group and practices primarily in the area of transaction law. She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Juris Doctor in Common Law from the Université de Montréal.   Pierre-Olivier Tremblay-Simard Pierre-Olivier Tremblay-Simard is joining the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group. Pierre-Olivier graduated from Université Laval in May 2020 and volunteered with Épilepsie Québec through Pro Bono Students Canada, work for which he received the Hommage du Lieutenant-Gouverneur award.

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  2. A partnership with Lavery Lawyers allows the CTAQ to offer its members top-notch legal services

    Through its new partnership with Lavery Lawyers, the Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ) is pleased to be adding high-quality legal services to the range of benefits offered to its members. Lavery Lawyers has developed expertise in the agri-food sector over the years and is now strengthening its position in the sector by offering an exclusive service to CTAQ members, who will benefit from a free bank of hours for consultation purposes. The firm is pleased to contribute to the growth of businesses in the Quebec agri-food industry by providing its legal and strategic expertise to CTAQ members, particularly in matters relating to: Commercial law and franchising Intellectual property (trademarks, patents, copyright, industrial designs, confidential information) E-commerce and the protection of personal information Cybersecurity Product labelling Publicity and promotional contests The Charter of the French Language We invite you to visit the web page dedicated to this new service. The Conseil de la transformation alimentaire du Québec (CTAQ) unites the industry’s strengths by representing 13 associations and more than 600 member companies. Its mission is to represent, promote and defend the interests of its members and to support them in reaching their full potential to ensure that Quebec’s food industry remains active.

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

    On October 25, 2021, Anik Trudel, Chief Executive Officer of Lavery Lawyers, was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM). The CCMM, a staple in the Montréal business community, offers specialized services to businesses of all sizes and participates in projects crucial for the city. Ms. Trudel’s appointment aligns perfectly with Lavery’s vision and its positioning as a growth partner for key players in the Quebec economy. “Montréal is playing a significant role in the ongoing economic recovery, in concert with all other Quebec regions. For businesses to thrive, we need to work hard to stimulate the city’s business environment, both in our own operations and in our role as leader. As Vice-Chair of the CCMM’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to contribute to its efforts to channel the city’s strengths into a successful economic recovery,” says Anik Trudel. 

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  4. Lavery welcomes a new associate

    Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of a new associate to the firm. François Rizcallah François Rizcallah is joining the Business Law group and will practise primarily in the area of taxation in the Sherbrooke office. François began his legal career by completing several internships and was involved in numerous committees and events. “I was drawn by the human side of the firm, its involvement in the community and the high caliber of its lawyers. From what I’ve seen, not only is Lavery a firm that encourages its members to keep learning, it offers its clients quality legal services and collaborators for their businesses’ futures. It’s this relationship of trust and collaboration with clients and the community that I look for and find important. I’ve always been drawn by debates and arguments, whether it’s developing them or using them to convince someone. I like the logic and framework of the law and the challenge of having to communicate as clearly as possible legal concepts that are sometimes complex.” – François Rizcallah

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  5. Eric Thibaudeau and Lavery named as a reference by Canadian Occupational Safety – 5-Star Safety Lawyers & Law Firms

    October 18, 2021 – Eric Thibaudeau and Lavery have been named as a reference in Occupational Health and Safety by Canadian Occupational Safety – 5-Star Safety Lawyers & Law Firms. To determine the best lawyers and law firms catering to the safety industry, Canadian Occupational Safety sourced feedback from safety leaders over a period of 15 weeks. COS’s research team began by conducting a survey with a wide range of safety officers to determine what companies value in the law firms they collaborate with.

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  6. Simon Clément appointed President of the Board of Pyro Creations

    Lavery is pleased to announce that Simon Clément, managing partner of the Québec City office practising in Business Law and Litigation, has been elected President of the board of Les Créations Pyro. Les Créations Pyro is the producer of the Grands Feux Loto-Québec. Created in 1995, this event offers large-scale pyromusical shows from the St. Lawrence River and has been free since 2012. These world-class performances create a bridge between Québec City and Lévis and attract hundreds of thousands of people along both shores every year. “After a two-year forced break, this series of firework events on the magnificent St. Lawrence River will return in force, to the delight of tourists and residents of Quebec’s National Capital Region. The entertainment industry’s contribution to the economic vitality of the region is obvious to me and I feel privileged to be able to contribute to it through Les Créations Pyro, accompanied by expert board members and people of action,” says Simon Clément. This appointment will be an opportunity to contribute to the upcoming Grands Feux Loto-Québec in 2022, which will be held against the backdrop of the tourism industry’s recovery. For more information, visit les Créations Pyro website:Here

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  7. 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 2021-2022 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 Board of Directors page: Read here

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  8. Lavery welcomes one new associate

    Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of one new associate to the firm.  Debbie Thibodeau Debbie Thibodeau joined our Business Law group and will practise mainly in the fields of corporate finance and corporate reorganizations. Debbie began her career in corporate and commercial law and corporate financing. Prior to that, she practised as a paralegal. " It’s important to me to work in a healthy environment where the person behind the professional is just as important and where mutual support and collaboration are a given. At Lavery, I was instantly charmed by the firm’s human values. Right from the start, I felt everyone’s collaborative spirit and a business culture that really speak to me and that will certainly help me to grow both professionally and personally within this beautiful and great new professional family." – Debbie Thibodeau

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

    On October 1, 2021, Lexpert recognized the expertise of two of our partners in its 2021 Lexpert Special Edition: Energy. René Branchaud and André Vautour now rank among Canada’s leaders in the area of energy 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. André Vautour practises in the fields of corporate and commercial law and is particularly interested in corporate governance, strategic alliances, joint ventures, investment funds and mergers and acquisitions of private corporations. He frequently advises various clients on major infrastructure construction projects. He practises in the field of technology law (drafting technology development and transfer agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, outsourcing agreements, and e-commerce agreements).

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