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  1. Four new professionals join the Lavery team

    Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of four new professionals. Jérémie Beltrame, associate Jérémie Beltrame is a lawyer with the Labour and Employment Law group. His main area of practice is occupational health and safety. He has particular experience in matters relating to the funding of compensation plans. David Chun, Associate David Chun is a lawyer with the Family, Personal and Estate Law group. He focuses his practice on family law, particularly divorce, separation, child custody, provision for costs, division of property, and child and spousal support. Charlotte Dangoisse, Notary Charlotte Dangoisse is a notary in Lavery’s Business Law group, where she practises real estate law. She focuses her practice on the search and review of real estate and mining titles.   Janet Dell'Orto, Trademark Agent Janet Dell’Orto trademark agent in Lavery’s Intellectual Property group. She focuses her practice on management and protection of trademarks, copyrights and industrial designs.

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  2. Stéphane Martin joins Lavery’s Quebec City office

    Lavery is pleased to announce that Stéphane Martin is joining its Quebec City office as a partner in the Business Law group. This most recent appointment is part of the firm’s efforts to cement its position in business law and contribute to the growth of the region’s businesses and partners. “His recognized expertise of commercial law, financing and banking law, and real estate law in the Quebec City market will add further quality to the Quebec City office’s service offering to private and institutional clients and give it greater depth," said Simon Clément, Managing Partner of Lavery Lawyers’s Quebec City office. Stéphane’s arrival comes on the heels of the recent arrival of Laurie Vandal-Fortin and Anne-Sophie Paquet in our Quebec City Business Law team.

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  3. Lavery supports the growth of 01 Studio Inc.

    On October 30, 2020, 01 Studio Inc., an enterprising, indie gaming studio, confirmed the closing of a financing with Skymoons Technology Inc., the video game division of Chinese multimedia giant iQIYI, to accelerate its growth and the development of its flagship game, Citywars Savage. In addition to the financing, the parties have agreed on the distribution of Citywars Savage in China and neighboring countries. A Lavery team composed of Jean-François Maurice, Étienne Brassard, Sébastien Vézina, Éric Lavallée, Florence Fournier and Stéphanie Dubois played a significant role in representing the interests of 01 Studio Inc. throughout the transaction, from negotiating the term sheet to the closing the transaction.

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  4. Four Partners Recognized as Leading Litigation Lawyers in Canada by Lexpert

    On November 27, 2020, Lexpert recognized the expertise of four of our partners in its 2020 Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation 2020. Myriam Brixi, Louis Charette, Bernard Larocque and Jean-Philippe Turgeon are among Canada’s leading litigation lawyers. This recognition once again demonstrates the firm’s ability to be a 360° partner for our clients and to contribute to the growth of organizations that drive the economy.

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  5. Death of Pierre L. Baribeau, former partner of Lavery Lawyers

    Lavery Lawyers was greatly saddened to learn that Pierre L. Baribeau, a former partner of the firm, passed away on November 17, 2020. Pierre joined Lavery Lawyers in 1982 and left at the end of August of this year. For nearly 40 years, he was actively involved with the firm, in particular as leader of our Labour and Employment Law group and as a member of our Board of Directors. Throughout his prolific career, Pierre’s expertise in labour and employment law, administrative law and Aboriginal law was recognized on numerous occasions. Lavery wishes to offer its deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Family and friends may pay their respects on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2020, from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Centre Funéraire Côte-des-Neiges, 4525 Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3V 1E7. Due to the pandemic, a memorial service will be held privately on Saturday, November 28, 2020. A Zoom link will be available shortly by clicking here. In his memory, donations to Héma-Québec would be greatly appreciated.  

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  6. Audrey Gibeault one of Lexpert’s Rising Stars: Leading lawyers under 40

    On November 16, 2020, Audrey Gibeault, a partner in the firm’s Business Law group, received the Rising Stars Leading Lawyers Under 40 award from Lexpert, in recognition of her contribution to the growth of key players in the economy. This award pays tribute to lawyers under 40 who are considered rising stars in Canada’s legal community. The winners are selected based on rigorous and well-defined criteria: professional achievements, leadership, contribution to the profitability of the firm, keen business sense, vision, training and team work. In addition to being a lawyer and having a Master’s degree in Taxation, she is also a chartered accountant, giving her a much broader perspective as a multi-disciplinary advisor. As a legal partner and trusted business advisor, she assists clients in planning and implementing complex and innovative commercial, corporate and tax structures. Her clients are loyal to her and entrust her with their most important transactions, including acquisitions, the sale of their businesses, implementation of profit-sharing plans for their employees, creation of discretionary family trusts and estate planning.

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  7. Étienne Brassard wins the M&A Club's Deal of the Year award

    On November 10, the M&A Club of Quebec announced that Étienne Brassard and his team had won the Deal of the Year award in recognition of the strategic role they played in the acquisition of the Molson property by Selection Group. In the video of the award presentation, he highlighted the exceptional work of his team, particularly Bernard Trang and Dolaine Béland as well as Helen Bougas, Vice President, Legal Affairs of Selection Group and her team. The M&A Awards, which were presented virtually this year, are intended to honour the outstanding work of mergers and acquisitions professionals in Quebec and more broadly to recognize the mergers and acquisitions industry and its contribution to the economy. For the second year consecutively, the Lavery team won one of the prestigious M&A awards, following the cross-border transaction of the year in 2019 for the sale of Camso Inc. to Michelin.

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  8. Lavery Lawyers welcomes 4 new professionals

    Lavery is pleased to announce the arrival of four new professionals.   Ouassim Tadlaoui, partner Ouassim Tadlaoui is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. He focuses his practice on banking litigation, restructuring, bankruptcy, insolvency and construction surety bonds.   Eva Fog, associate Eva Fog is a member of the Family, Personal and Estate Law group. She focuses her practice on family law, particularly divorce, separation, child custody, relocation, property division, and child and spousal support.   Anne-Sophie Paquet, associate Anne-Sophie Paquet is a member of the Business Law Group and focuses her practice on transactional law and mergers and acquisitions.   Laurie Vandal-Fortin, associate Laurie Vandal-Fortin is a member of the Business Law Group and her practice focuses in the areas of transactional law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganization and corporate law.

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  9. Lavery named Quebec Law Firm of the Year at the Canadian Law Awards

    Lavery is proud to announce that it was named Quebec Law Firm of the Year at this year’s Canadian Law Awards. The winners of the Canadian Law Awards are determined by a panel of independent judges composed of lawyers working in private practice and as in-house counsel.  This recognition is a testament to the service we provide to our clients and the exceptional talent of our lawyers.

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