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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Marc Brouillette

Partner, Lawyer, Med.A

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Marc Brouillette

418 968-1537

URGENT MESSAGE TO THOSE WITH DEPENDENT CHILDREN AGED 18 OR OVER

The Government of Canada is preparing to implement legislation that will limit the age of dependent children who may be included on their parents’ application for permanent residence in Canada to 18 years of age.

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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.

Simon Ruel to play 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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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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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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Michel E. Taillefer

Consulting Partner

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Michel E. Taillefer

514 397-6908

Pascal Lauzon wrote 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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Jean-François Bienjonetti

Partner, Lawyer

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Jean-François Bienjonetti

418 649-5470

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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DOMAIN NAMES: EVOLUTION OR REVOLUTION? MONITORING REQUIRED!

It’s been a buzz for some time but it’s finally here. A few top-level domain names have recently been approved by ICANN and several more will be within the next months. Indeed, new generic top-level domain names such as .app, .software, .solutions, .mobile, .insurance, .wine, .restaurant, and .vacation are likely to start populating the virtual world. How will this affect your business and what can you do?

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Conference by Odette Nadon at the Canadian Institute

The Canadian Institute’s advanced conference (in French) on the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of commercial leases took place on October 29th and 30th 2013. During these two days of conferences and workshops, our colleague Odette Nadon will acted as an expert. On the Wednesday, October 30th at 1:15 pm, Mtre. Nadon gave a conference (in French) entitled Better Allocate and Manage Environmental Risks in the Context of Leases.

To learn more about the content of the various conferences and workshops, visit the Internet site of the Canadian Institute.

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ANTOINE LEDUC ELECTED VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION, QUEBEC BRANCH, FOR THE YEAR 2013-2014

Antoine Leduc, partner, has begun his term as Vice-President of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch, of which he will assume the presidency in 2014-2015.

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BCF SOCCER TEAM VICTORIOUS

Congratulations to the BCF soccer team that won 5-2 the championship of the Association of Lawyers League Soccer (ALSA) against their opponents, the Defense team.

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Antoine Leduc commented on the MMA matter

On August 7th, Antoine Leduc, partner at BCF, provided his expert explanation as to the consequences of the Superior Court of Quebec’s decision to allow Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada’s application to be placed under the protection of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. We invite you to watch and listen to his discussions on RDIEconomie, Téléjournal and Classe économique of Radio Canada by clicking on the links.

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The Labour Relations Board ruled on the Fortress CCAA decision

On July 15, Nancy Boyle, partner, BCF LLP, pleaded a decision on labour law. The Labour Relations Board rendered a decision, the first of its kind, concerning the application of the Labour Standards Act (LSA) in the context of restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA). To read the summary of this decision click here.

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