Stéphane Teasdale co-leads the Corporate and Commercial Law group of Dentons Canada LLP’s Montreal office and chairs the global Franchise and Distribution Law group. He is also the Canada region co-chair of the Retail/Luxury Fashion and Beauty group. He is renowned in Canada and abroad for his unique expertise in the area of franchising.
Stéphane provides legal and strategic counsel in transactional and litigation matters dealing with corporate, commercial and business law, franchising, competition and intellectual property. He advises prominent Canadian franchise systems expanding internationally, as well as Canadian, American and foreign franchise and distributions systems wishing to establish themselves or expand in Canada, particularly in Québec. Stéphane also advises several Canadian networks, which have opened and expanded internationally to markets in Europe, North Africa and Australia.
Stéphane is actively involved in Canadian, American and international franchise associations, and is currently the Vice President and an executive committee member of the Québec Franchise Council. He is frequently invited to lecture at home and abroad on franchise and distribution matters related to local, national and international markets. He is the author of numerous articles on the topic.