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New commercial partner for Dunton Rainville

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 @ 10:37 AM | By John Chunn

Dunton Rainville announced that Simon Labrecque has joined the Quebec firm as a partner in the commercial and transactional affairs group.

According to the firm’s press release, Labrecque, called to the bar in 1998, practises business law, commercial law, transactional law and corporate taxation. He focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), sales of businesses, financing, corporate taxation, transactional taxation and venture capital.

Labrecque has experience in M&A, having acted in hundreds of transactions over the last 20 years, both on behalf of buyers, such as private corporations, venture capital funds, institutional funds and Canadian and non-resident investors, as well as on behalf of sellers, such as shareholders and target companies, mainly in private transactions. He has also represented major securities issuers in complex transactions, including private investments and global financings and acquisitions.

Labrecque acts as external corporate counsel and manages the legal needs of a broad client base in a wide variety of industries, including technology companies, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing and distribution companies, venture capital funds, financial services companies and real estate companies.

Labrecque also acts in Canadian tax matters, particularly with respect to the implementation of corporate and tax planning and advice in connection with the purchase and sale of businesses.

“We are very pleased to welcome a lawyer of Me. Labrecque’s calibre to the firm. We are confident that his specialized expertise will be an added value for our business clients,” said Yanick Tanguay, vice-chair of the board of directors.