Current affairs

A new BCF.TV training course is now available by Didier Culat

July 20th, 2016

Learn more about the free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union in a training session given by BCF Legal Counsel, Didier Culat

You can attend this Barreau-du-Québec-accredited course online.


Hungry for knowledge

July 11th, 2016

BCF Partner and Chairman of the Board talks to Droit Inc.

André Morrissette explains BCF's client approach, its vision of the law and the values that guide the members of the firm day-to-day.


All you need to know about international trademark protection

July 8th, 2016

Our partner and head of the trademarks sector, Johanne Auger, offers an approach that will allow you to find a strategy focused on your needs. A five-point summary of her last training session.


SMEs and cyber-risks: inertia is no longer an option

July 7th, 2016

Right now the real question is not whether businesses should manage the cyber-risks associated with their operations, but the issue is how they should do it

Some advice of our partner and lawyer Serge LeBel to ensure better protection of your business on the web.


A $5,700,000 Private Placement Closed by BCF Client Alliance Magnesium

July 5th, 2016

Our partners and lawyers Gilles Seguin and Adam Allouba assisted Alliance Magnesium throughout the process.


Impact of UK ‘BREXIT’ referendum outcome on Patents, Designs and Trademarks in Europe

June 28th, 2016

What to expect after the british vote?

Our intellectual property specialists suggest possible scenarios.


La Presse article highlights the expertise of BCF's intellectual property professionals

June 27th, 2016

Two of the firm's partners, Dominic Goudreault and Pascal Lauzon explain the advantages of registering industrial designs and patents


All you need to know about Québec's National Holiday, Canada Day and the Labour Standards Act

June 21st, 2016

To fully comply with the law, remember the following important rules

This year, the National Holiday and Canada Day both fall on a Friday. This could be a real headache for employers.


BCF Partner Marc Brouillette strengthens his involvement in the economic development of Sept-Îles

June 16th, 2016

He will now head Développement Économique Sept-Îles (DÉSI)

Well-known in the region for his many achievements, he meets this new challenge with enormous optimism


Laurent Roy joins BCF as consulting partner

June 13th, 2016

He will be working with the real estate law team


BCF lawyer Tamila Ziani is acknowledged for her social involvement

June 3rd, 2016

Her talent is recognized by the government

She was appointed to the board of directors of the Conseil de gestion de l’assurance parentale by the Council of Ministers.


Extracting cash from a corporation

May 31st, 2016

Our tax lawyers explain which strategy to use.

An analysis of the tax implications of extracting cash from a corporation is often based on the salary-dividend axis.


Understanding the short prescription period that applies in municipal matters

May 18th, 2016

More complex then it appears.

When the time comes to institute legal proceedings against a municipality, the short prescription period that applies in such matters is often forgotten or misunderstood.


Buying a business: What legal protection does a potential buyer have during the negotiations?

May 10th, 2016

Making the least possible commitment while keeping the negotiations exclusive.


Death of Nicolas Mateesco Matte

April 26th, 2016

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.


On your marks ! Get ready for some changes to come

April 25th, 2016

Trademarks Act in Canada

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


BCF, proud partner of the 1st Montreal International Triathlon

April 20th, 2016

An exciting partnership !

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


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

April 18th, 2016


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



April 14th, 2016

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.


Property Issues: Beware of your neighbours

March 21st, 2016

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.


BCF and the AQT partner with a new community organization

March 16th, 2016

Our firm supports the efforts of Toujours Ensemble.

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



March 16th, 2016

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.


New regulations for temporary workers working in Quebec

February 26th, 2016

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

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


BCF Is Involved In The Montreal TV Series Production Lobby

February 24th, 2016

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.


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

January 29th, 2016

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.


BCF Welcomes Four New Partners Among its Ranks

January 26th, 2016

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

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


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

January 25th, 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.


Mobility Rights of Business Travelers Under the CETA

January 21st, 2016

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.


Real Estate Development: What Are the Rules?

January 19th, 2016

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).


Legal Considerations When Creating a Mobile Application

January 5th, 2016

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?


A Visual Branding in Blue for BCF

December 14th, 2015

Welcome to our renewed website!

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


BCF, Partner of the Successful Entrepreneur

December 4th, 2015

Our professionals also act as mentors.

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


BCF Donates More Than $130,000 to Centraide

December 1st, 2015

Our firm supports the efforts of this organization.

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


A New Cabinet, a New Era for Business Immigration?

November 6th, 2015

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

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


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

October 28th, 2015

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?


CIC Launches New Electronic System For Employers

October 16th, 2015

Newsletter from our business immigration team.

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


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

October 5th, 2015

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).


Five New Lawyers Join BCF

September 24th, 2015

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.


Better Networking : Advice From André Ryan

September 21st, 2015

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.


BCF Also Speaks Russian

September 9th, 2015

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.


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

September 1st, 2015

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.


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

August 25th, 2015

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.


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

August 24th, 2015

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.


The CSST and the CLP Will Examine the Duty to Accommodate

August 6th, 2015

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.


Antoine Leduc and Michel Robert Named Lawyers Emeritus

July 22nd, 2015

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.


Are You Ready? Patent!

July 20th, 2015

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!

July 9th, 2015

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?


Salary Arbitration in the NHL: Behind the Scenes

July 8th, 2015

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.