Lavery is pleased to announce the appointment of André Vautour as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Richard Dolan who acted as Chairman for the last three years.
"I am very honoured by this vote of confidence from the firm’s partners and determined to support our new Managing Partner, Donald McCarty, who will assume his duties in January, and promote Lavery’s continued development and the reinforcement of our business law branding, all of which will benefit of our clients for years to come", stated André Vautour.
As Chairman of the Board of Directors, André Vautour will ensure along with the Managing Partner proper carriage of all of the firm’s major files, and take part in the preparation and elaboration of the firm’s strategic development plan as well as oversee its implementation.
André Vautour will continue practising in the areas of corporate and commercial law with a focus on strategic alliances, joint ventures, investment funds, mergers and acquisitions of private corporations, and technology law. In addition, on October 31, 2012, he was appointed Denmark’s Honorary Consul for the province of Quebec.
André Vautour joined Lavery’s Business Law Group in October 2007. Prior to that, as representative of the firm Desjardins Ducharme, where he was Managing Partner, he headed the committee responsible for the agreement that enabled the Montreal office of Lavery to welcome 34 lawyers from Desjardins Ducharme in business law, commercial litigation and insolvency. During the negotiations between the two firms, André Vautour developed a close professional relationship with Richard Dolan, who was then Managing Partner, which largely contributed to the success of this integration.
Lavery’s Board of Directors wishes to thank Richard Dolan for his commitment, dedication and exceptional contribution to the growth of the firm and its successful positioning, first as Managing Partner for 10 years and then as Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2010.
André Vautour is recognized in the 2013 edition of the directory The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Information Technology Law and Technology Law. He has also been named "Best Lawyers’ 2013 Lawyers of the Year in Montreal" by Best Lawyers in the field of Technology Law in Montreal. In addition, he is listed in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory 2012 in the fields of Technology Transactions.