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Annabel Quessy

Anabel Quessy

Partner Fasken
Our clients are subject to sophisticated regulations that are constantly changing. A large part of my work consists of balancing the applicable legislative framework with their practical and economic reality.
Jurisdiction Québec, 2012
Language(s) Signed French, French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Anabel Quessy’s practice focuses on fund formation and on serving the investment management industry.

As part of the fund formation practice team, Anabel regularly assists managers in setting up new closed-end and open-end  funds of all alternative asset classes (notably private equity, venture capital, real estate, infrastructure, private debt and many others) and  counsels managers in connection with market intelligence, risk management, governance and compliance with applicable securities laws and regulations. Anabel’s experience extends to all entities forming part of fund structures.

Anabel also advises a number of institutional investors in their investments in alternative fund structures and in hedge fund structures. In addition, Anabel advises tax-advantaged funds with various corporate and regulatory matters.


Client Work

  • Investissement Québec, Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec (F.T.Q.), National Bank of Canada, Fondaction, le Fonds de développement de la Confédération des syndicats nationaux pour la coopération et l'emploi, Teralys Capital Fonds Amorçage Québec 2019 S.E.C. and Fiera Capital invest in Accelia Capital s.e.c., a $50 million venture capital fund to back women-led startups in Quebec.,
  • Pomerleau Capital Inc. launches the PCap Infrastructure & Renewables Fund L.P.,
  • Diagram Corporation launches Diagram Opportunity Fund I L.P., a private equity fund with over $120 million in commitments,
  • National Bank SME Growth Fund, L.P. a fund created in partnership with the Québec government, with a capitalization of $200 million to drive Québec's economic recovery,
  • Fasken advises W Investments Group Inc. in the launch of W Investments Group L.P., a private equity fund with $120 million in commitments.,
  • Fiera Capital Corporation sells its retail mutual funds to Canoe Financial LP,
  • BDG and partners Financial Corporation launches a Private Equity Fund with over C$165 million in commitments,
  • Majestic Asset Management launches the Rivemont Crypto Fund,
  • Briva Finance launches the Fonds Briva Finance (Équité) S.E.C. , a short-term lending fund,

Career & Education


  • LLB Université de Sherbrooke

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Member, Young Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
  • Member, Young Canadians in Finance





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