Partner and head of the Securities Group in the Montreal office of Stikeman Elliott. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of securities, corporate finance, public and private M&A and governance matters. Assignments have included counsel to issuers and underwriters in the context of public offerings and private placements; counsel to public corporations and securities dealers in connection with securities matters, including restructurings, investment funds and derivatives; counsel to purchasers, sellers, boards of directors and financial advisors in connection with Canadian and international public M&A; counsel in connection with Canadian and international private M&A; and counsel to public corporations on corporate governance matters. He is included in The 2016 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 in corporate law, M&A and securities. Also recognized in the Lexpert® 2015 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert® Special Edition — Corporate, June 2015, and as one of Lexpert's 2011 "Rising Stars: 40 Leading Lawyers Under 40" in Canada. Member of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Autorité des marchés financiers. Member of the Québec Bar (2000).