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Dominique Babin is a member of our Business Law group. Her practice is focused on commercial law and on mergers and acquisitions.

A veritable legal business consultant, Dominique has more than eight years’ experience working in a law firm as well as five years’ experience as a Director of Legal and Contractual Matters with a multinational active in the defence sector. In the process, she was able to acquire both diversified and concrete experience of the business milieu in addition to having been involved in major international transactions.

Moreover, she has extensive knowledge of the rules applicable for ensuring compliance with international transactions, including:

  • the rules applicable to export controls (export permits and ITARs);

  • the Controlled Goods Program; and

  • anti-corruption measures.

Dominique is renowned for her efficiency and thoroughness, providing practical advice that is tailored to her clients’ needs, as well as her understanding of the business milieu in a variety of areas, including the defence and aerospace, IT and pharmaceutical sectors, to name only a few.

Ms. Babin has been Director of legal and contractual affairs for L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL), a supplier of products and services for the defence industry. As a member of the executive team, she was actively involved in the integration of MAPPS (Marine Automation and Power Plant Simulation), a division then newly acquired from CAE Inc. She also participated in the negotiation and implementation of various commercial agreements with clients, suppliers and partners throughout the world. Ms. Babin thereby acquired practical experience with supply contracts, international transactions, intellectual property as well as export controls and anti-corruption measures.

Throughout her career, Ms. Babin has been involved in some of the biggest Canadian transactions. She holds a Master’s degree from McGill University in Intellectual Property and International Business. In addition, Ms. Babin is lawyer-mediator certified by the Barreau du Québec in commercial matters.

Conferences

  • Presentation on the United Nation's Convention on international commodity sales, Barreau du Québec Convention, in collaboration with the American Bar Association, Montreal, May 30th 2013;

  • Contracting with Québec Companies, Sommet Chaîne Mondiale d’approvisionnement dans l’aérospatiale (September 2012);

  • Contrôles à l’exportation et projets d’infrastructure en TI, Association des Conseillers juridiques d'entreprise (February 2012);

  • Canadian and U.S. Export Controls: U.S. Aerospace Trade Mission, Arizona, Connecticut and Virginia (December 2011);

  • Canadian and U.S. Export Controls: What you Need to Know, in collaboration with Thomas Jones (Canadian Export Consulting Services), U.S. Aerospace Supplier Mission to Canada (May 2011);

  • Transactions commerciales et technologies: une vérification diligente pragmatique, in collaboration avec Alexandre Baril (Deloitte), Francis Gingras (Telus) and François Lajeunesse (Bell), Heenan Blaikie's Information Technology group's luncheon seminar series (March 2011);

  • Technology IP Due Diligence: Examining and Drafting Licenses to Effectuate Business Objectives, American Conference Institute (Juin 2007);

  • Les licences informatiques : Marchés Canada/État-Unis, Chaire L.R. Wilson sur le droit des technologies de l'information et du commerce électronique (février 2005);

  • Conformité des exportations, Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) (August 2015).

Representative work

  • Represents Diebold Corporation for the negotiation of various contracts for the provision of security services and systems.

  • Represented Hewitt in the purchase of the Eastern Canada’s Bucyrus division from Caterpillar.

  • Represents several foreign consulting companies in the establishment of Canadian subsidiaries.

  • Advises stock transfer agents on matters involving Quebec unclaimed property legislation.

  • Represented the shareholders of Plexo (private medical clinics) in the sale to Medisys.

  • Represented the shareholders of Watch4Net (a supplier of performance and service level management software) in the sale to EMC2.

  • Represents L’Oréal (cosmetics) in the negotiation of various distribution, supply, marketing and operational agreements.

  • Advises manufacturers in various sectors (including aerospace, defence, medical products and IT) with respect to compliance of exports (including export controls and anti-corruption legislation) and international distribution and agency agreements.

  • Represents Silanis, supplier of a software program that generates electronic signatures, in the drafting and negotiating of licensing agreements with financial institutions and insurance companies.

  • Represented CFR Pharmaceutical S.A. (Chili) in the subscription to 51% of Uman Pharma Inc.’s shares, and drafting of agreements related to the establishment of the joint venture with local investors.

  • Represented Maître Saladier in the sale of all its shares to Groupe St-Hubert.

  • Funding of Inlynk Software (ERP software supplier) and establishment of related agreements (joint venture).

  • Represented Eacom Timber Corporation in the establishment of a joint venture with local partners for the operation of a steam power plant and a wood pellet production plant.

  • Represented SNC Lavalin in the purchase of Aqua Data Inc.

  • Represented Groupe Biron in the purchase of Clinique de Radiologie Laennec.

  • Represented L-3 Communications in the post-closure integration of its L-3 MAPPS division, recently acquired from CAE, including the development and establishment of policies and procedures related to exportation, compliance with anti-corruption legislation, relations with foreign representatives and ethics. Negotiated several agreements with local and international suppliers.

  • Represented L-3 Communications in the establishment of a joint venture in China to supply monitoring systems for ships.

  • Represented L-3 in the negotiation of an alliance agreement between multiple suppliers for the construction of an aircraft carrier for the UK Royal Navy.

  • Represented L-3 Communications in the management of legal aspects in a bid for the supply of monitoring systems for Halifax trigates.

  • Represented Aza Pharma in the drafting and negotiating of agreements for the production and distribution of generic medication.

  • Represented Enerkem in the drafting and negotiating of licensing agreements and royalties.

  • Represented Symbol Technologies in the negotiating of a service contract with the Société des Alcools du Québec for the establishment of an inventory management system.

  • Represented Wolseley Canada in multiple acquisitions by way of asset or share purchase.

  • Represented Canada Bread in the purchase of Multi-Marques.

  • Represented CK Life Sciences (Hong Kong) in the purchase of Adrien Gagnon natural products.

  • Represented Gaz Métro in the purchase of the assets of Option Gaz Ltée.

  • Represented National Public Relations in various acquisitions.

  • Represented Posera, Inc. in the purchase of the shares of Forth Cash Systems Limited.

  • Represented Torquest Partners in the purchase of Granby Steel Tanks.

  • Represented Biochem Pharma in the sale of all its actions to Shire Pharmaceuticals by way of a workout arrangement.

  • Represented Shire Pharmaceuticals in the sale of assets of its vaccination division to ID Biomedical Group.

  • Represented SignalGene in various acquisitions.

Involvement

  • American Bar Association – Vice Chair of the Aerospace and Defense Committee

  • Association of Québec women in finance

  • Institute of Corporate Directors

  • Fondation Le Pilier - 2014 fundraising campaign

Publications

  • Changes to ITAR: A Shift Away from the "Place of Birth" Standard article published in the American Bar Association's 2012 The International Lawyer (TIL).

  • The Canadian Pharmaceutical Patent Regime in the World Trading System, Master Thesis, 200, McGill University, with honors.

Contact

514 397-2675
dominique.babin@bcf.ca

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Christiane Di Fruscia

514 397-6699 #3514
christiane.difruscia@bcf.ca

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