Partner in the firm’s Business Law Group in Montréal and co-Head National Capital Markets Practice. Practises in the areas of securities and corporate law, concentrating on mergers & acquisitions, take-over bids and public financings. Has acted as counsel to issuers and underwriters in various public offerings (including initial public offerings) and private placements of publicly listed issuers. Has also participated in numerous take-over bids and going-private transactions of publicly listed issuers, and has acted as counsel to independent committees in connection with various transactions. Received his BBA (finance) from the École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal in 1991. Successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course of the Canadian Securities Institute in 1992. In March 1999, completed a six-month articling position at the Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec, where he worked as an analyst in its capital markets department. Admitted to the Québec Bar in 1996.