Josianne Beaudry, Loïc Berdnikoff, Jean-Simon Deschênes and Nicolas Joubert appointed partners at Lavery

Lavery is pleased to announce the appointment of Josianne Beaudry (Montreal), Loïc Berdnikoff (Montreal), Jean-Simon Deschênes (Quebec City) and Nicolas Joubert (Montreal) as partners of the firm.

Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2000, Ms. Josianne Beaudry practises at our Montreal office in the area of business law with a focus on securities law. She advises financial sector participants on the application of regulations relating to securities and corporate governance. She assists clients carrying out public and private financings, corporate reorganizations, reverse takeovers and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Beaudry also advises investment fund managers, dealers and portfolio managers for matters related to their registration and activities.  
Mr. Loïc Berdnikoff is a member of the firm's administrative law team at our Montreal office. His practice includes access to information, protection of personal information, privacy matters, defamation, the application of the Canadian and Quebec charters of human rights and freedoms, and constitutional law. He regularly advises and represents many public bodies and private businesses in connection with recourses before the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec involving the confidential nature of documents, the application of professional privilege, and other privacy issues.  
A member of the firm’s Business Law Group practising in our Quebec City office, Mr. Jean-Simon Deschênes represents businesses, entrepreneurs and institutions with respect to mandates in a variety of areas of legal practice, including commercial transactions, technology law, entertainment and intellectual property as well as financing and financial services. He holds a Certificate on the Introduction to Chinese Law from the University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.  
Mr. Nicolas Joubert is a member of the Labour and Employment Law Group at our Montreal office. He advises large, medium and small businesses on labour law, particularly employment law, employment contracts, labour relations, occupational health and safety, discrimination and harassment. He regularly represents clients before the civil courts and administrative tribunals. Mr. Joubert also practises in the area of economic immigration and labour mobility, representing and advising various companies on the process of recruiting foreign workers and transferring key employees to Canada through intra-company transfers.   
“We are very proud to welcome Josianne, Loïc, Jean-Simon and Nicolas as Lavery partners. This appointment undoubtedly represents an important milestone in their career as well as a recognition of the quality of their work in representing our clients. Over the years, they have acquired comprehensive expertise in their respective areas of practice, making them among the best lawyers in their field”, said Don McCarty, Managing Partner of the firm.  
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