Highlights

Education

  • LL.L., 1976
    Laval University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Québec, 1977

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Robert Paré

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Robert Paré has been practising in the fields of governance, mergers and acquisitions and securities law for over thirty years. His vast experience has led him to lead all legal aspects of several transactions that have marked the face of the Canadian economic landscape. Recognized for his ability to manage multifaceted files, it is with finesse and rigour that Mr. Paré leads work teams that deal with complex issues, notably in change of control situations. He has also advised businesses experiencing financial difficulties on their alternatives for recapitalization.

His reputation, established among both his peers and clients, extends beyond Canadian borders. In particular, he is recognized in the Lexpert (Canada/United States) and Chambers Canada directories as one of Canada's most eminent lawyers in business law. He has also been named a top lawyer by the International Who's Who Legal M&A and Governance and the Who's Who  Legal (Canada).

He is a member of the Board of directors of Québecor inc., ADF Group inc. and is Chairman of the Board of directors of the Institute of Corporate Directors - Quebec Chapter. He was also a member of the Board of directors of RONA inc. from 2009 to 2016. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondation de l’Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal.

Mr. Paré speaks regularly in the context of professional training programs and at seminars on specialized topics related to his area of practice.

Honours and Awards

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 for Private Equity, Corporate Governance Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers Canada 2016-2018 for Corporate/Commercial: Québec
  • Recognized as a leading practitioner in Corporate and Corporate Governance Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law by The Best Lawyers in Canada (2006-2018 editions)
  • Recognized as a leading corporate lawyer by the Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers (2017)
  • Recognized by the 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in the area of corporate commercial, corporate financing, corporate mid-market, and M&A
  • Recognized by the International Who's Who Legal M&A and Governance 2016
  • Recognized by the Who's Who Legal Canada 2016 in the area of capital markets and corporate governance
  • Regognized by the 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in the area of corporate commercial, corporate financing, corporate mid-market, and M&A
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions Law" in Montréal by The Best Lawyers in Canada (2015 edition)
  • Recognized by the Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014 in the area of capital markets and corporate governance
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year - Corporate Law" in Montréal by The Best Lawyers in Canada (2014 edition)
  • Recognized by Who's Who Legal 100 in the area of capital markets and corporate finance (since 2013)
  • Recognized by the Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada - Corporate Finance & Securities / Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Recognized as one of Canada's best lawyers in his field of expertise by Chambers Global  
  • Recognized as one of the leading Canadian practitioners in the area of Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Private Equity by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • Recognized by the Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2010 and included in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

Membership/Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association