A different kind of practice

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.

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Pascale Dionne

Partner, Lawyer

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Pascale Dionne

514 397-2292

ONE OF OUR PARTNERS APPOINTED JUDGE TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, appointed Simon Ruel, one of BCF's partners, as judge to the Superior Court of Quebec.

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Continuing Legal Education Program

Programme de formations lunch n' learn - « Oui je le veux: les implications légales de se marier ou de ne pas se marier au Québec »

C'est avec plaisir que nous vous invitons à la formation « Oui je le veux: les implications légales de se marier ou de ne pas se marier au Québec ». Celle-ci sera animée par deux professionnelles du cabinet, Pascale Villani, notaire et Marianne Desrochers, avocate.

Notez qu'il s'agit d'une reprise de la formation qui avait été donnée le 14 mars 2013.

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Continuing Legal Education Program

Discover BCF’s Continuing Legal Education Program

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.

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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.

ARE YOU THINKING OF SELLING REBLOCHON OR GORGONZOLA?

Be careful — some European geographical indications are protected under the Canada-European Union Free Trade Agreement!

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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.

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Where are we going with the never ending reforms to the TFWP?

In the latest Perspectives magazine edition, Julie Lessard, partner at BCF and specialized in international mobility, gives us an insight on the reforms of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. She asks this interesting question: while the reform claims that it is putting Canadians first, is it putting Canada first as well?

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Geneviève Bourret-Roy

Lawyer

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Geneviève Bourret-Roy

514 397-5548

IMMIGRATION NEWSLETTER

FLYOVER: AN OVERVIEW OF IMMIGRATION AND WORKFORCE MOBILITY NEWS.

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.

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A GREAT PRIZE FOR MARCEL AUBUT

The Société des relations internationales de Québec awarded the 32nd Prix d’honneur to Marcel Aubut, Partner and Vice Chairman at BCF, and President of the Canadian Olympic Comittee. Since 1981, the SORIQ awards the Prix d’honneur to personalities of the region of Quebec City who have distinguished themselves in international relations. BCF is more than proud to have in its ranks Marcel Aubut. He will receive this well-deserved honor on October 29.

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SIGNING OF CANADA-EUROPEAN UNION FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT

On September 26, 2014, Canada and the European Union signed a Free-Trade Agreement to promote and facilitate commercial trade between Canada and the European Union. The subject of negotiations since May 2009, this agreement follows the agreement in principle reached on October 18, 2013.

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"Créez votre avenir autrement" – a growing success!

BCF's young professionals business development committee is pleased to report that its networking event, "Créez votre avenir autrement" cocktail reception held September 11, 2014 was a huge success.

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Re-election of the Executive Committee: Congratulations to Pierre Allard, Mario Charpentier and Bernard Tremblay

It gives us great pleasure to report that Pierre Allard and Bernard Tremblay were re-elected by acclamation to the firm's Executive Committee. Mario Charpentier was also re-elected by acclamation as the firm's Managing Partner.

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Julie Lessard receives 2014 Chair’s Award

Congratulations to our colleague Julie Lessard, a partner and business immigration law specialist, who received the Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC) 2014 Chair’s Award for her outstanding contribution to the CERC and the relocation industry.

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Groupe V Média acquires specialty channels MusiquePlus and MusiMax


On September 11, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved the acquisition of specialty channels MusiquePlus and MusiMax by our client, Groupe V Média.

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Canadian trade-mark registration term reduced from 15 to 10 years – Early renewal of current registrations to be considered

Several amendments to the Trade-marks Act (the “Act”) are expected to come into effect at the end of 2014 or during 2015 and the Canadian government is currently working on amendments to the Trade-mark Regulations(the “Regulations”) and on transitional provisions to the coming into effect amendment to the Act.

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Antoine Leduc becomes president of the CBA Quebec Branch for 2014-2015

BCF is very proud to announce that one of its partners, Antoine Leduc, will be President of the Quebec Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA Quebec) for 2014-2015.

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KLOX Technologies Inc.: Two major deals signed

Congratulations to KLOX Technologies Inc. which, represented by Gino Martel, a partner at BCF, has just signed two major deals with LEO Pharma A/S and Sandoz Canada.

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Nine lawyers from BCF named Best Lawyers®, 2015!

We are very proud to announce that 9 lawyers from BCF Business Law were named Best Lawyers®, 2015.

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Congratulations to André Lepage and our sports law team!

Congratulations to our partner André Lepage and his sports law team for their work in over a dozen NHL arbitration cases this summer, including P.K Subban’s.

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Simon Ruel plays a leadership role at the Barreau du Québec

As of September 1, 2014, Simon Ruel will be Chair of the Administrative Law Section and Deputy Chair of the Legislation and Law Reform Committee of the Canadian Bar Association. In that capacity, he will provide strong national leadership for BCF on issues pertaining to public law, administrative law and government and regulatory affairs.

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Pascal Lauzon writes an article for International IP Legal Updates

CANADA/QUÉBEC: A LITTLE MORE CERTAINTY ON THE USE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRADE-MARKS IN COMMERCIAL SIGNAGE

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Guy Tremblay Joins BCF

BCF Business Law is pleased to announce the arrival of Guy Tremblay as Consulting Partner. He will work in the labour and employment law group.

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Stephen D. Hart

Partner, Lawyer

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Stephen D. Hart

514 397-2613

MARCEL AUBUT JOINS BCF

Over Thirty Colleagues from Montreal and Quebec City Follow him

Montreal, February 10, 2014 – Mario Charpentier, the Managing Partner of the law firm BCF LLP, is proud to announce that Mr. Marcel Aubut, one of Canada’s most-renowned lawyers, along with some thirty members from his team in Montreal and Quebec City, have decided to join the firm. Mr. Aubut will become Vice-Chairman of the Board, as well as a Partner.

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The return of Major League Baseball to Montreal: a viable project

Following a thorough analysis of the results of a feasibility study, the group comprised of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal (BTMM), the Montreal Baseball Project (MBP), EY and BCF LLP were pleased to announce on December 12th that the project to bring a Major League Baseball (MLB) team back to Montreal is financially viable if a new stadium is built near downtown.

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