Jean Michel Lapierre practices business law, focusing primarily in the fields of securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He joined the firm in 2005 and was admitted to the firm’s partnership in 2013.
Mr. Lapierre has been involved in several major acquisition, sale or merger transactions of publicly-traded companies. His recent representative work includes acting for CGI in its £1.7 billion acquisition of Logica and acting for Héroux-Devtek in the divestiture of its aerostructure and industrial products operations to Precision Castparts. He has also been involved in a number of private M&A transactions.
Mr. Lapierre has acted on behalf of issuers and dealers in various securities offerings by Canadian issuers, whether pursuant to a prospectus or on a private placement basis. He has also advised Canadian and foreign banks on issuances of principal protected notes and other structured products.
Mr. Lapierre’s practice includes advising boards of directors and special committees of publicly-traded companies and other entities with respect to corporate governance matters. His practice also involves advising publicly-traded companies concerning continuous disclosure obligations and general corporate matters, including the solicitation of proxies for shareholder meetings, the adoption of shareholder rights plans (poison pills), the launch of share buyback programs and the implementation of securities-based compensation arrangements, and assisting them in their interactions with stock exchanges and securities regulators.
Member, Québec Bar
Member, Bar of Montréal
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Junior Bar Association of Montréal