Recognized since 2011
Natural Resources Law
René Branchaud, partner and chairman of the board of directors of the firm, practises in the fields of securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. With more than thirty years’ experience, he advises companies on matters such as incorporation and organization, the drafting of shareholder agreements, private placements, public issues, going public, dispositions, and takeovers.
His services are in demand with European entrepreneurs and investors, primarily in France, wishing to set up companies in Canada. René has acquired extensive experience in this area and the specific challenges facing companies moving to Quebec. He advises businesses in all sectors of economic activity on the legal and regulatory aspects of doing business in Quebec and Canada, identifying the business services they will need and assembling multidisciplinary teams to facilitate their efforts. Over the years, he has built a strong business network (bankers, financial advisers, tax experts, and accountants) that he calls upon when carrying out the mandates entrusted to him.
René sits on the boards of directors and acts as secretary of several publicly traded companies; he also serves on corporate governance committees and special committees established to address specific issues (mergers, takeovers).
Contact & Links
- Suite 4000
1, Place Ville Marie
Montréal, QC H3B 4M4
- Quebec, Canadian Bar Association
59 The Best Lawyers in Canada™ awards
5 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada™ awards
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- Natural Resources Law, Montréal, Canada (2023)
- Natural Resources Law, Montréal, Canada (2021)
- Mining Law, Montréal, Canada (2018)
- Natural Resources Law, Montréal, Canada (2014)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2023 for work in:
- Mining Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Securities Law
ExperienceAdvise issuers preparing public offering and private placement documents
- Advise senior management during mergers and acquisitions
- Coordinate due diligence reviews in connection with financings and mergers
- Advise securities dealers in connection with financings, mergers, and stock exchange listings
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