Partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate/Commercial, Retail, Life Sciences, Technology and Communications & Media practices. Extensive experience counselling venture capitalists, private equity funds, ambitious entrepreneurs and large Canadian, US and overseas enterprises in various types of businesses in connection with structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private placements and joint ventures. Provides advice to foreign companies seeking to do business in Canada, and in respect of cross-border issues, product development, strategic alliances, distributions, franchising, collaborations and licensing for domestic and foreign clients. Regularly advises Canadian and international retailers on a wide variety of issues. Chair of the firm's Montréal Recruiting and Student/Stagiaire Committees. Immediate past Chair, International Law Practice Management Forum; Chair, International Private Equity Committee, ABA International Section. Former Director, AOL Canada Inc. Named one of Lexpert's 2007 "Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40". Recognized as a leading practitioner of mergers & acquisitions law and technology law by The Best Lawyers in Canada. LLB, BCL (Gold Medal), McGill University.