With more than 500 employees and 275 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
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.
In 1995, in Montreal, nine individuals, determined to transform the way business law was practiced, founded Brouillette Charpentier Fournier. Quebec companies and young legal talent immediately embraced the firm’s pioneering approach which led to rapid growth and a name change to BCF in 2002. In order to meet the continuing demands of a growing clientele, BCF then opened an office in Quebec City in 2001 and another office in Paris in 2018.
With more than 500 employees, BCF is now one of the most important full-service business law firms in Quebec and Canada. BCF has gained the trust of individuals operating businesses in all sectors of activity throughout Quebec, across Canada and internationally by providing services based on the core values of humility, creativity, generosity, intensity and sincerity. Its privileged relationships with highly respected law firms in cities around the globe enable BCF to represent clients anywhere in the world.
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.
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.
At BCF, embracing innovation and new ways of working are cornerstones of our ability to deliver outstanding service and value to clients.
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
6X Eminent Lawyer of the Bar of Quebec
12X Best Lawyers in Canada
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.
Our leadership extends beyond the business community. At BCF, we dare to actively contribute to a greater future for society.
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.