A different kind of practice

Death of Nicolas Mateesco Matte

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of our former colleague.

Nicolas Mateesco Matte, who practised with our firm as counsel until 2009, died on April 13th at the age of 102.

More

On your marks ! Get ready for some changes to come

Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) will come into force in 2018.

More

Manifesto

Shake up the conventional, rethink the status quo, transform how business law is practiced—this is BCF.

With more than 200 professionals working in 22 strategic multidisciplinary teams, BCF is the reference for everything connected to business law. Add to this its privileged relationships with highly respected law firms in cities around the globe as well as its membership in Meritas, one of the largest networks of independent law firms in the world, and you have the picture: we’re a spirited team, renowned for our different approach.

More

BCF, proud partner of the 1st Montreal International Triathlon

An exciting partnership !

BCF is proud to present a new major athletic event to be held in our metropolis.

More

So you're selling online and you're looking to protect your trademark internationally.

YES, BUT...

Registering your trademark internationally is an important step to consider. The intention is good, but reality is more complicated.

More

FLYOVER: AN OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION AND WORKFORCE MOBILITY NEWS

April 14th, 2016, Newsletter from our business immigration team.

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

More

Discover BCF’s Continuing Legal Education Program

A Different Kind Of Learning Experience

Specially designed for in-house counsel, our program is recognized by the Barreau du Québec and provides you with access to a range of training sessions covering different areas of business law.

Offered year-round in a dedicated training room, our sessions entitle you to 1.5 hours of CLE credit. We prefer small groups, in order to maximize interaction and to provide better access to our professionals, who will be pleased to personally respond to your questions.

Discover our full range of options. BCF: a different kind of learning experience.

More

BCF among the finalists at Centraide’s Distinctions event

The organization recognized our firm for the 2015 campaign.

This recognition is the result the inspiring generosity of the 400 or more persons who make up our team.

More

Property Issues: Beware of your neighbours

How to protect your title.

As a property owner, it is very important that you be vigilant with respect to your neighbours’ actions, which could undermine your title.

More

FLYOVER: AN OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION AND WORKFORCE MOBILITY NEWS

March 16th, 2016, Newsletter from our business immigration team.

BCF Business Law keeps you informed of the latest news in the world of business immigration and labour mobility. Helping you deal with globalization. That's what we mean by a different kind of practice.

More

Expertise

WE ALWAYS GIVE OUR BEST

With your interests firmly in mind, we aim for excellence at each step of a matter. By calling upon BCF, you can be assured that you will be working with professionals recognized for their achievements. Your needs are unique, and so is our response: our multidisciplinary teams will offer you a personalized approach as well as a wide range of services that recognize this reality.

3D Printing: Can I print my own Spiderman action figure?

The growing democratization of 3D printers and its legal issues.

The main legal issue raised by 3D printing is the infringement of intellectual property rights, which is somewhat reminiscent of the debate surrounding music and film piracy.

More

BCF and the AQT partner with a new community organization

Our firm supports the efforts of Toujours Ensemble.

Our Partner Guy Rouleau was present to salute the impressive work done by the organization.

More

Registering your domain name in Asia before someone else does… Is it urgent? Is it necessary?

How to recognize pitfalls and how you can avoid them.

The registration of this trademark is the best tool for taking action against the registration of domain names, without a legitimate interest, by other actors in your activity sector acting in bad faith.

More

New regulations for temporary workers working in Quebec

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Quebec adds new occupations to Facilitated Labour Market Impact Assessment Process for temporary workers working in Québec.

More

BCF Is Involved In The Montreal TV Series Production Lobby

Our firm supports its client, the Mediabiz production company.

Our partner André Ryan is quoted by the La Presse newspaper regarding our efforts to help bring important TV productions in Montreal.

More

BCF makes a $150,000 donation to the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke

Our firm is very much involved in the university community.

This donation will provide major assistance to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of Law in its efforts to modernize its library.

More

BCF Welcomes Four New Partners Among its Ranks

With their talent, our firm is optimistic about the future.

From left to right: Antonio Nadaira, Frédéric Dionne, Adam Allouba and François Beaudry.

More

Implications

Heart to heart

BCF strives to play a leading role as a positive agent of change in Quebec and beyond. We will fulfil this role in two ways: through our dynamic involvement in the business community and through our philanthropy in the general community. Our professionals are leaders with influence that goes far beyond their jobs. Involved in politics, the community, sports, charities… BCF’s people are energetic, committed and generous.

More

Capital Markets in Canada: What You Need To Know in 2016

A newsletter from our lawyers specialized in securities.

Revitalization of the TSXV, changes to offering memorandum exemption, and reduced disclosure obligations for venture issuers.

More

Mobility Rights of Business Travelers Under the CETA

This trade agreement involves Canada and the EU.

The complexity of the Agreement lies in the fact that there are 11 commercial activities, 28 EU countries, and 8 types of business traveler.

More

Legal Considerations When Creating a Mobile Application

How to correctly launch your application

Mobile applications have become essential with the rise of the smartphone and the mobile device. But what has to be considered from a legal standpoint?

More

Real Estate Development: What Are the Rules?

Two of our lawyers launch a new publication addressing this matter

Consulting partner Pierre Delisle and lawyer Joseph-André Roy introduce their new book entitled “Les ententes de développement Municipalités-Promoteurs” (Municipality-Promoter Development Agreements).

More

When Social Networks Harm Your Company

What to do with the use of social media by your employees?

The risk for ill-advised behavior on social media is well-documented. The key is to adopt a corporate policy that is clear, solid and respectful of the right to privacy.

More

BCF, Partner of the Successful Entrepreneur

Our professionals also act as mentors.

Spotlight on businesses and start-ups development initiatives in which a number of professionals are actively involved.

More

Getting Paid to Post on Instagram? Sure, but #becareful

Advertising in the social media era.

Social media stars are becoming spokespersons for companies wanting to reach a large number of people. But do they comply with advertising regulations?

More

BCF Donates More Than $130,000 to Centraide

Our firm supports the efforts of this organization.

It is with much pride that BCF will present this contribution following its 2015 Centraide Campaign.

More

Do you know?

Anne-Marie Boucher

Lawyer

More
Anne-Marie Boucher

514 397-6930

A New Cabinet, a New Era for Business Immigration?

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Here are the new cabinet ministers who will influence immigration and workers' mobility in Canada.

More

A Visual Branding in Blue for BCF

Welcome to our renewed website!

Our firm adds colour to its image while preserving its unique identity.

More

Sponsorships and Social Involvement

BCF is proud to have supported the following organizations...

  • Anorexie and bulimia Quebec
  • Armand-Frappier Foundation
  • Arts Study Foundation
  • Association des MBA du Québec
  • Ballets Jazz de Montréal
  • BioContact Québec
  • Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Centaur Theatre Company
  • Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec
  • Chambre de commerce française au Canada
  • CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation
  • Club Lions Sillery Sainte-Foy Québec
  • Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec
  • Diabetic Children’s Foundation
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • École d’Entrepreneurship de Beauce
  • Entrepreneur’s Organization Montreal
  • Festival Classica
  • Fondation CSSS Jeanne-Mance
  • Fondation de l’entrepreneurship
  • Fondation de l’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec
  • Fondation de l’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec
  • Fondation de l’Orchestre symphonique de Longueuil
  • Fondation de l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
  • Fondation du CHUM
  • Fondation du Musée d’Art Contemporain
  • Fondation Jean Lapointe
  • Fondation Jean-Duceppe
  • Fondation Montréal Inc.
  • Fondation Noël au Printemps
  • Fondation Nordiques
  • Fondation Pour 3 points
  • Fondation Québec Jeunes
  • Fondation Tel-Jeunes
  • Fonds de développement du Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
  • Foundation of Stars
  • GiraFonds Foundation
  • Hearts and Stroke Foundation
  • Lawyers Without Borders
  • Le Grand Soir de la F1
  • Les médaillés de la relève
  • Leucan
  • Lise Watier Foundation
  • Marie-Vincent Foundation
  • Mental Illness Foundation
  • Montreal Baseball Project
  • Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation
  • Montreal Cancer Institute
  • Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • Montreal Sacré Coeur Hospital Foundation
  • National Bank golf tournament
  • On The Tip of the Toes Foundation
  • Perron Group Event
  • Quebec Society for Disabled Children
  • RBC Royal Bank Annual Charity Classic
  • Regroupement des Magasins-Partage de l'île de Montréal
  • Renaud-Bray
  • Ski Québec
  • Théâtre Aux Écuries
  • Théâtre du Rideau Vert
  • Théâtre La Licorne
  • Théâtre Prospero
  • United Way
  • Usine C
  • Worldwide Orphans Canada Foundation

Involvement

Social Responsibility and Community Involvement

BCF strives to play a leading role as a positive agent of change in Quebec and beyond. We will fulfil this role in two ways: through our dynamic involvement in the business community and through our philanthropy in the general community. Our professionals are leaders with influence that goes far beyond their jobs. Involved in politics, the community, sports, charities… BCF’s people are energetic, committed and generous.

Heart to heart
A number of our professionals give back to the community by teaching at universities and giving lectures and training sessions related to their fields of expertise. Other members put their legal experience to work for start-up companies, schools, hospitals and nonprofit charitable organizations.

BCF, official legal partner of La TOHU
BCF is proud to be the official legal partner of La Tohu, a non-profit organization whose mission is threefold: to secure Montreal’s place as an international circus arts capital, to participate in the revitalization of the Saint-Michel Environmental Complex and to collaborate in the development of the Saint-Michel neighbourhood. BCF is pleased to contribute to the growth of circus arts through its association with a visionary organization that is active at the cultural, social and environmental levels.

Do you know?

Robert Greenberg

Lawyer

More
Robert Greenberg

514 397-5567

BCF and the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

(Only in French)

BCF Donates More Than $130,000 to Centraide

Our firm supports the efforts of this organization.

It is with much pride that BCF will present a contribution of more than $130,000 following its 2015 Centraide Campaign! This amount includes donations collected by our Montreal and Québec City offices. It is a new record for our firm and a fine collective success.

All year long and during the last two weeks of funding activities, we have shown originality and generosity to support this important cause. The Centraide Campaign is a unifying event that reminds us to be mindful of the needs of others. The gap between the rich and the poor in our society is widening and poverty is now affecting new demographic groups, including youth and families. With such an involvement, we have proven our sensitivity to this issue affecting our society.

Congratulations to BCF’s Centraide committee and many thanks to everyone who contributed to our different funding activities. We also received the support of 39 leaders who each donated at least $1,200 to our campaign.

BCF is already eager to relaunch this initiative in 2016!

Do you know?

Nancy Boyle

Partner, Lawyer

More
Nancy Boyle

514 397-2281

Fondation Québec Jeunes

475 000$ was raised at the Valentine's day Ball

On February 12th, close to 700 guests gathered at the Windsor Station to take part in the 12th edition of the Valentine’s day Ball for the Fondation Québec Jeunes. The theme of the evening: "Once upon a time in the West". An impressive amount of 475 000$ was raised for the cause! André Morrissette, chair of the foundation and Nathalie Gagnon, board of the organizational committee and now board of the financing committee, were the governors of the evening–both are partners at BCF. Réjean Goulet from SNC-Lavalin, Mathieu Duguay from Cogir and Dana Andes from Scotia Bank were honorary presidents. The Fondation Québec Jeunes supports children between 11 and 17 years old in social difficulty.