Jean Michel Lapierre practises business law, focusing on corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, securities law and corporate governance. He joined the firm in 2005 and was admitted to the firm’s partnership in 2013.
He has acted on behalf of issuers, securities dealers and institutional investors in various prospectus offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities in Canada, including initial public offerings (IPOs). He has also acted for financial institutions in connection with issuances of principal protected notes and other structured products.
He has been involved in several major acquisition, sale or merger transactions of publicly-traded companies, including friendly and hostile take-over bids and complex statutory arrangements. He has also been involved in a large number of private M&A transactions.
His practice includes advising publicly-traded companies concerning securities and corporate matters, including compliance with timely and continuous disclosure obligations, the solicitation of proxies for shareholder meetings, 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.
His practice also includes advising boards of directors and special committees of publicly-traded companies and other entities with respect to corporate governance matters.
Honours and Awards
- Recognized as an Acritas Star Lawyer (2017)
- Recognized as a leading corporate/commercial lawyer in Chambers Canada 2017
Member, Québec Bar
Member, Bar of Montréal
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association