Mr. Branchaud practises in the areas of securities, mergers & acquisitions and corporate law. He advises companies in connection with their corporate structure, shareholders' agreements, private placements, public offerings, stock exchange listings, as well as dispositions and takeovers. He serves on the boards of directors of several public companies and acts as corporate secretary. He also sits on several board committees, including corporate governance and advises ad hoc committees created for specific transactions (mergers, takeovers). The 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada recognizes him as one of the leading practitioners in the area of natural resources law. Best Lawyers also named him 2014 Lawyer of the Year in Montréal in the area of natural resources law, and he is recognized by the 2018 Lexpert® Special Edition: Corporate as a leader in Business Law in Canada. Mr. Branchaud is also presented in the Lexpert® 2017 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, and in the categories of Corporate/Commercial Law and Energy and Natural Resources (Mining) in the 2019 edition of the prestigious Chambers Canada directory.