With more than 500 employees and 300 professionals, BCF Business Law is the go-to firm for business leaders, growing companies, and well-established global enterprises that have chosen Quebec and Canada as a stepping stone to growth and success.
Our entrepreneurship not only distinguishes us from the competition but has earned us the recognition of one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 12th year in a row. BCF understands its clients’ business which makes us the ideal partner for ambitious startups, well-established private and public companies, investment bankers, venture capital and private equity firms. BCF’s pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions turn clients’ dreams into viable and innovative businesses.
Our relentless pursuit of excellence has earned BCF the trust of companies in all sectors of activity throughout Quebec, Canada and the world.
99kMATTERS since 2008
100%growth since 2008
75areas of practice
BCF’s Mission Statement and Five Principles guide our strategic planning and daily activities. Every BCF team member, from employee to partner, adheres to these principles and statement.
Our professionals have very diverse backgrounds and complementary interests. Many have life experiences and degrees that complement their law studies. Some are philanthropists or seasoned athletes while others are musicians in their spare time. What attracts them and brings them to BCF is their entrepreneurial spirit, their vision and their passion to make a difference in our society and their willingness to share our clients’ dreams and challenges.Find out more
In 1995, a group of lawyers, all coming from larger firms, decided to join their expertise to transform the way business law was practiced. Based on the core values of humility, creativity, generosity, passion, excellence and sincerity, Brouillette Charpentier Fournier will become, in 2002, BCF Business Law.
Quickly, Quebec companies and young legal talent embraced the firm’s practical and innovative approach which led to rapid growth. After Montreal and Quebec City, BCF opened in 2018 another office located in Paris, thus supporting a mainly European and international intellectual property clientele.
Our management team runs the firm as our clients run their business: with heart and passion. We understand growth management issues so thoroughly that BCF has been earning the distinction as being one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies every year since 2007, an award no other Québec firm has ever received.
We understand what it means to be your business advisors, as we are ourselves businesspersons, working together to build BCF.
Throughout my years as Managing Partner, from 1995 to 2020, I proudly built together with my colleagues, one of Quebec’s largest business law firms. Powered by a team of dedicated professionals and equally inspired by our primary mission to support companies in their growth, we are stronger than ever to pursue our success over the next 25 years.
Board of Directors
BCF understands corporate governance. Our firm is overseen by board members with decades of experience.
Although BCF is an independent firm, it draws upon a strong network of affiliations and strategic relationships with law firms in Boston, New York, Palo Alto, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Paris, London, Frankfurt, Washington, Moscow and Asia.
One of BCF’s greatest strengths is our determined and talented women lawyers, notaries, patent agents, trademark agents, translators, paralegals and employees. Women lead our gender parity and inclusion effort, serve on our board and act as practice leaders and in other senior leadership roles firm-wide and in our community. They also mentor women and men within our firm and our profession.
Supporting the retention, advancement and success of women is a strategic priority for us. To ensure women have the opportunity to build and lead successful careers, we provide them with resources and training to advance into partnership and leadership, require management engagement and accountability, and foster a respectful and inclusive environment.
Diversity and Inclusion
Cultivating a culture of diversity and inclusion is a priority at BCF. Diversity and inclusion are essential to deliver superior results for our clients and help our colleagues of various perspectives, backgrounds and experiences achieve their professional objectives.
We are committed to promoting a respectful, diverse and inclusive workplace. We turn this commitment into action by promoting equal treatment and access to opportunities, supporting the advancement and growth of diverse professionals and creating a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment.
Via BCF’s research and development centre, we combine the best-in-class solutions and processes with the expertise and experience of our professionals to create outstanding legal service delivery.
Defining the future also means having an impact on developments in corporate legal services. BCF creates innovative solutions that adapt to our clients’ growth, no matter the size of their business.
We are committed to being creative and flexible when setting a fee arrangement tailored to your needs, constraints and priorities. Traditional or alternative fee arrangements can be put in place, such as hourly billing, blended rates, fixed fees, strict budgets, volume discounts or contingency fees. Hybrid fee arrangements can also be considered.
We are committed to providing value-added services for your business. Our unique approach and keen understanding of business risks shape the way we practice law.
Awards and Recognition
Our professionals’ expertise is recognized far beyond our walls. Honours are awarded to several members of the BCF team.
Our leadership extends beyond the business community. At BCF, we dare to actively contribute to a greater future for society.Pro Bono
We believe in doing our part and promoting an environmentally-conscious culture. We have implemented a policy which aims to reduce the firm’s environmental impact by formalizing an important number of initiatives, such as:
- Purchasing “Earthchoice” or recycled paper;
- Implementing an e-billing software that integrates standardized and paperless modification and approval of invoices as well as facilitates sending such by e-mail. Additionally, we strive to send out all statements;
- Recycling batteries, hardware and ink cartridges as well as daily collection of shredding and recycling materials, without exception;
- Double-sided printing of all drafts, court decisions, doctrine, notes and internal communications;
- Integrating electronic headers to all document templates to minimize printing and promote digital communication of letters, invoices, file memos, legal opinions and other documents;
- Prioritizing hardware with low ecological footprint when purchasing new servers, storage devices, computers and such.
You belong to a generation of leaders who have influenced BCF. Our network of alumni welcomes you to exclusive networking events with former colleagues and friends and keeps you posted on the firm’s latest news.