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Head of the securities law strategic team, Gilles Seguin sits as the Vice-Chaiman of the board of BCF Business Law. Renowned as the leading Québec expert in Exempt Market Securities, Mr. Seguin specializes in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. He also has extensive experience in takeover bids, public offerings, and private placements.

His unique expertise and solid experience of some 30 years of practice make him one of the foremost lawyers in his field.

In acquisitions, Gilles Seguin advises foreign companies on Canadian and Quebec regulatory matters. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1982, he was recently called to the Barreau de Paris, which permits him to develop new opportunities for the firm and for his clients. He also assists in the incorporation and organization of companies and advises independent committees in various privatization transactions.

He represents numerous foreign companies in South America, Europe, and the United States as well as wealthy individuals wishing to establish themselves in Canada, and in this regard sees to all legal aspects related to corporate law, financing, and the process involved in obtaining various regulatory approvals and authorizations.

Mr. Seguin sits on the board of directors of numerous public and private agencies and advises various audit and governance committees. A member of the Board of Directors of the French Chamber of Commerce, he also sits on the board of the Private Capital Market Association. He is one of the firm's two representatives at Meritas, the international law organization.

Gilles Seguin is also active in humanitarian and cultural organizations, including the Fondation de la Maison du Père in Montréal, which helps homeless people.

He is fluent in English and French and proficient in Spanish.

Recognitions

  • Named Leading Canadian Lawyer in Global Mining, L'EXPERT Magazine, 2016.

Professional affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce
  • French Chamber of Commerce in Canada
  • Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
  • American Chamber of Commerce of Canada

Representative work

2014 TRANSACTIONS

  • Acquisition of an injection moulding business by an American company

  • Acquisition of Allied Enterprises Ltd. (sheet metal) by 8935157 Canada Inc.

  • Acquisition of two plastic distributors (Les plastiques Marcon inc. and L’entrepôt du plastique inc.) by Piedmont Plastics Inc.

  • Sale of Newmericals Technologies Inc. to Ansys Canada Ltd., an aeronautics software company

  • Purchase of a building company by a major CAC 40 French construction group

  • Acquisition of Les Entreprises Jimmy Tremblay Inc. (a food distributor) by Concord Organics Ltd.

  • Acquisition of Pace Pharmaceuticals Inc., a pharmaceutical product distributor, by Besin Health Care

  • Issuance of $70 million in unsecured subordinate convertible debentures by a corporation publicly traded on the TSX

  • Negotiation of the indemnity paid by the Quebec government to Jeffrey Mines Inc.

  • Purchase by a corporation publicly traded on the TSX of a manufacturer of fine metallic powder for use in the electronics sector

Involvement

Mr. Seguin sits on the board of directors of numerous public and private agencies and advises various audit committees and governance committees. He is also active in humanitarian and cultural organizations, including the Fondation de la Maison du Père helping homeless people.

Gilles Seguin also sits on the board of the Private Capital Market Association. Mr. Seguin is also a member of the Board of Directors of the French Chamber of Commerce.

Contact

514 397-5570
418-694-2926
gilles.seguin@bcf.ca

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Assistant(s)

Josée Lapointe

514 397-5550
josee.lapointe@bcf.ca

Lyne Grenier

514 397-6699 #3432
lyne.grenier@bcf.ca

Montreal

25th Floor
1100 René-Lévesque Blvd West
Montreal, Quebec   H3B 5C9
CANADA
tel. : 514 397-8500
fax : 514 397-8515
info@bcf.ca

Quebec City

Complexe Jules-Dallaire, T1
2828 Laurier Blvd, 12th Floor
Quebec City, Quebec   G1V 0B9
CANADA
tel. : 418 266-4500
fax : 418 266-4515
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