A different kind of practice

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.


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.


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.



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.


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?


BCF Also Speaks Russian

Our firm at the service of foreign businesses.

The best language for business is… the client’s language. To better serve Russian companies, BCF relies on experienced Russian-speaking professionals.




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.

CIC Launches New Electronic System For Employers

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduces the Employer Portal on its website.


Five New Lawyers Join BCF

These professionals bring energy and expertise to our firm.

BCF is pleased to announce the arrival on its team of Marjorie Bergeron, John Dawson, Emmanuelle Demers, Shaun E. Finn and Valérie Marcas.



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.


The Internet of Things: What If Your Fridge Could Talk?

The interconnection of devices and the issues regarding privacy.

As technology progresses, smart objects are multiplying in our everyday life and they are collecting personal data. Welcome to the age of the Internet of Things.


Didier Culat on the Board of the CIUSSS de la Capitale nationale

Our counsel from Quebec is involved in his community.

He will be on the board of one of the new Centres intégrés universitaires de santé et services sociaux (CIUSSS).


Antoine Leduc and Michel Robert Named Lawyers Emeritus

They receive this honorary distinction from the Barreau du Québec.

The Barreau du Québec awards the Advocatus Emeritus distinction to our two lawyers for their careers and their accomplishments.


Securities Crowdfunding For SMEs In Canada

A New Form Of Financing To Consider By SMEs

Securities crowdfunding is a new, easier way for SMEs to raise capital from individuals through the Internet.


Better Networking : Advice From André Ryan

Our partner is co-leader of the BCF International strategic team.

André Ryan explains some of the best practices to improve its networking and business development in the legal field, in this Leadership in Action podcast.


Bernard Tremblay Appointed Judge of the Superior Court of Québec

Our partner will serve as a Puisne Judge in the Judicial District of Québec.

One of BCF's key members at our Quebec City office receives an important honor. Mr. Bernard Tremblay leaves our firm after greatly contributing to its rise in the provincial capital.

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The obligations of companies running commercial activities in Quebec

The posting rules of the Charter of the French Language regarding a web site, also known as Bill 101, may often give rise to interpretation, which unfortunately varies between the positions of the Office Québécois de la Langue Française (OQLF) and the court decisions.


What to do with the domain name extensions .porn, .sucks, etc.?

Some thoughts to ponder for businesses

The singer Taylor Swift recently acquired the domain names taylorswift.porn and taylorswift.sucks... It is merely part of a strategy to protect her image and trade-mark.


Embedding A Competitor’s Slogan In Your Website’s Meta Tags: Permitted Or Not?

What is acceptable to use to get noticed in search engines.

It’s very tempting to copy a successful competitor’s meta tags or insert the trademark and slogan of that competitor into your own meta tags to attract some of the competitor’s clients to your site.


Julie Lessard Is Elected Co-Chair of AmCham Quebec!

Our partner will now assume a strategic position within this important organization.

The American Chamber of Commerce Quebec Chapter seeks to better U.S.-Canada cross-border business.


The CSST and the CLP Will Examine the Duty to Accommodate

Important changes regarding employment injuries to consider by businesses.

A decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal will force both commissions and employers to review how they handle employment injuries cases.


On your marks! Ready for changes?

Significant legislative changes for the Trademarks Act in Canada

Several changes regarding the Trademarks Act (Canada) and the regulations made under the Act will come into force in 2016.


A Major Victory for BCF Client Héritage Terrebonne

Represented by Simon Pelletier and Odette Nadon, the real estate developer wins its case against the MTQ.

Our partner and lawyer Simon Pelletier has won its case against the ministère des Transports du Québec, forcing it to demolish an overpass whose construction in 2007 has led to the inundation of the land of his client.


Video: Canada's Free Trade Agreements and Quebec's Manufacturers

What to know about the latest free trade agreements concluded by Canada.

What are the key points from the latest free trade agreements signed by Canada with the European Union and South Korea? Our lawyer Didier Culat explains why manufacturers from Quebec should be interested.


Salary Arbitration in the NHL: Behind the Scenes

Our partner André Lepage represents half of the teams of the NHL in connection with their salary arbitration matters.

As a lawyer, what is essential to know about the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement and the salary arbitration process? Our partner André Lepage was interviewed twice on that subject and he unveils some interesting aspects of his practice.


Nine of our Attorneys Among the 2016 Edition of the Best Lawyers In Canada

The legal guide recognizes the work of our members.

Nine of BCF's attorneys are chosen in the annual selection of Best Lawyers in Canada, after being recommended by their peers.


Pascale Dionne is recognized as a leading lawyer in Quebec!

Our partner has been nominated by Premières en affaires magazine.

It's an honor reserved for only eight women practicing law in Quebec and Pascale Dionne is one of the chosen few. Our partner has been nominated as an ''Incontournable du Droit'' for 2015 and we warmly congratulate her!




On March 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a major decision involving constructive dismissal.


Are You Ready? Patent!

A new initiative launched by Quebec to protect your intellectual property assets.

The ministère de l’Économie, de l’Innovation et des Exportations du Québec announced the launch of the programme Premier Brevet. This initiative aims to help SMEs in Quebec invest in the protection of their intellectual property assets.


Is Silence Consent? Not When it Comes to Targeted Advertising!

Targeted Advertising and Privacy Issues

Targeted marketing has become a major trend in business and is frequently part of a company’s marketing strategy. As a business, are you certain you received proper consent to use or sell your clients' personal data?


Antoine Leduc Hosts Brian Mulroney at the CBA-Quebec

The traditional Dîner Présidentiel attracts leading figures in Montreal.

The event held by CBA-Quebec on June 3rd was a great success and invitees such as the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Quebec’s Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée were present.