Securities

Overview

Our main goal is to ensure your success. That’s what we mean by a different kind of practice.

Our team

Public companies of any size can rely on BCF to help them with their everyday operations as well as major transactions. We specialize in regulatory matters involving the Canadian securities authorities as well as the Toronto Stock Exchange, the TSX Venture Exchange and the CNSX (Canadian National Stock Exchange). Our professionals take charge of your securities files so you can concentrate on managing your company’s business. Our personalized approach allows us to offer practical advice tailor-made for you.

Public Financing

Our team’s expertise extends to every aspect of public financing. Whether your needs include an initial public offering (IPO), short form prospectus, shelf prospectus, rights offering or distribution by way of offering memorandum, we never lose sight of our prime focus: ensuring that your project is a success. We are the link between the company’s senior management and the other key players in a transaction, including brokers, auditors, regulatory authorities and the stock exchange.

Private Financing

Whether it involves a private investment in public equity, flow-through shares, debt instruments or convertible securities, we work to ensure that your proposed private financing is completed as quickly and simply as possible. Besides drafting all legal documents, we assist in negotiating financing terms, we supervise or carry out due diligence reviews and we even may help find financing for the transaction. We are experts in directing complex files to completion, thus making them less complex.

Mergers and acquisitions

Merger and acquisition transactions involving public companies, reverse take-overs and take-over bids, regardless of whether they are concurrent to a financing, are governed by many rules. You expect your legal counsel to anticipate possible stumbling blocks and to help you avoid them. This is why we keep every aspect of a transaction in mind, so that we can constantly monitor the progress of your file and let you know where you stand.

Dealers and advisers

Other than public companies, we represent portfolio managers, investment fund managers, investment dealers and Canadian mutual funds. We advise them on matters such as mutual fund offerings, compliance and tax matters, financing structures and other issues related to investment funds. We also advise portfolio managers and brokers on all types of issues relating to their registration with regulatory authorities.

Linguistic Services

The Linguistic Services of BCF offer specialized translation and revision services to law firms, reporting issuers, and all business professionals. Whether for prospectuses, annual information forms, takeover bids, proxy circulars, contracts or specialized or technical documents, our professionals have the skills and tools required to deliver quality texts in the shortest possible timeline. Our specialization includes in the following sectors:

  • insurance
  • banking
  • mining
  • metallurgy
  • oil and gas
  • pharmaceuticals
  • environment
  • technology
  • real estate
  • food industry

Day-to-day operations

The volume of dayly activities that must be performed can easily become a burden on managers. We can support you in fulfilling your corporate governance and continuous disclosure requirements. Being there to guide and accompany you on a regular basis, our experts are more than just legal counsel— we’re your business partners.

Karen Aguilar

514 397-4631

Valérie Charpentier

514 397-6705

Gabor Csiky

Project Coordinator

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Gabor Csiky

514 397-2263

Didier Culat

Legal counsel

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Didier  Culat

418 266-4504

Michel Décary, C.R., Ad.E., IAS.A

514 397-6944

Pierre Dozois

Consulting Partner, Lawyer

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Pierre Dozois

514 397-6920

Mireille Fontaine

Partner, Lawyer

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Mireille Fontaine

514 397-4561

Valérie Huard

Lawyer, Translator

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Valérie Huard

418 694-2915

Isabelle Lamy

Partner, Lawyer

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Isabelle Lamy

514 397-5560

Marie-Danielle Lefebvre

514 397-2256

Robert Legault

514 397-2293

Benoit Léveillée

Partner, Linguistic Services Manager

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Benoit Léveillée

514 397-2262

Geneviève Paquin

514 397-6910

Marvin Pavot

Law Student

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Marvin Pavot

514 397-8500

Sophie Plourde

514 397-2267

Michel Rochefort

Partner, Lawyer

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Michel Rochefort

514 397-5576

Gilles Seguin

Partner, Lawyer, Vice-chairman of the Board

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Gilles Seguin

514 397-5570

418-694-2926