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Press Release Nov 19, 2019

BCF Announces Pierre Allard’s Appointment as Managing Partner

Montreal, November 19, 2019 - On the eve of its 25th anniversary, BCF is pleased to announce that an important phase of its leadership transition has been completed. Pierre Allard was unanimously chosen by BCF’s partners to succeed Mario Charpentier as the firm’s Managing Partner.

Being Quebec’s fastest-growing law firm since 1995 and with an equally impressive track record, BCF is in the best position to welcome a successor.

Benefiting from the firm’s unique growth, to which he has contributed for the past 25 years, BCF’s Founding Partner, Mario Charpentier, welcomes with enthusiasm Pierre Allard’s appointment to manage the firm’s operations. He will be supported by the other elected members BCF’s Executive Committee, Julie Doré and Mario Welsh.

“After 25 years as BCF’s Managing Partner, I am confident to hand over BCF’s management to Pierre Allard, who has been by my side for more than 15 years as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Pierre has all the talent, energy and vision needed to continue building on our achievements of the past decades. This transition has been carefully planned, namely by recruiting highly talented people to complement our administrative and management team, which is one of the most modern and experienced in law firms throughout Quebec and Canada. With a fine balance of experience and youth, we are stronger than ever to successfully bring about this transfer," said Mario Charpentier, BCF’s Founding Partner.

“On behalf of all partners and members of the firm, I would like to thank Mario Charpentier for his trust, dedication and more than significant contribution to BCF’s success story. Mario remains a pillar of the firm and I am fortunate to count on his support, experience and valuable collaboration for years to come. Our clients will continue to benefit from his leadership, legal expertise and extensive business network as Mario will now be more active than ever as BCF’s Corporate Finance group co-lead,” said Pierre Allard, BCF’s Managing Partner.

About BCF Business Law

With close to 500 employees, including 300 professionals, BCF Business Law is the go-to firm for business leaders, growing companies, and well-established global enterprises who have chosen Québec and Canada as a stepping stone for their growth and success. Setting us apart from the competition, our entrepreneurship has led us to earn Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 14th year in a row.

BCF understands its clients’ commercial activities and is well-positioned to partner with organisations, from ambitious start-ups to well-established public and private companies, investment bankers, venture capital and private equity firms. Our team helps turn clients’ dreams into viable and innovative businesses by providing pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions. Striving for excellence, BCF has earned the trust of companies in all sectors of activity in Quebec, throughout Canada and elsewhere in the world.

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