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Diane Bertrand Montréal Partner/Associée

Diane Bertrand

Partner Fasken
A successful transaction depends on the capacity to identify critical issues early on in the process, on the ability to respond quickly to transaction imperatives, and on the development practical solutions to these challenges based on our in-depth knowledge.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1998
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montreal
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Diane Bertrand practises business law, and specializes in the acquisition and sale of private corporations and operating assets. She has supported numerous foreign investors entering the Canadian market, and has proven expertise in cooperatives, having worked with them for many years, particularly in relation to financing and governance issues.

Diane Bertrand has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in the food processing and distribution industry and in various manufacturing sectors. She has also conducted transactions with software companies and in the forestry, financial services, insurance, engineering, accommodation and healthcare services industries.

Diane has participated in major capital financings of leading Quebec cooperatives by institutional investors and multi-jurisdictional mergers of cooperatives.

Diane also assists either growing businesses or institutional investors when implementing debt or equity financings. Moreover, she is involved at various levels in initiatives designed to support female entrepreneurship.

Within the firm, she heads the Quebec private transactions group and coordinates the firm’s national efforts in matters involving cooperatives and mutuals.

  • Named in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2019
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 to 2019
  • Recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Corporate/Commercial Law and Corporate Mid-Market Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018
2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Named in Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized in the area of Corporate/Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions
2014 to 2019 The Best Lawyers in Canada Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada in Corporate Law
2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the area of Corporate/Commercial Law and Corporate Mid-Market Law
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Education

  • LLB University of Montréal
  • BA HEC Montreal
  • International Bachelor's Degree United World College of the Atlantic, United Kingdom

Community involvement

  • Member of the Board of directors, Coopérative funéraire du Grand Montréal
  • Member of the Board of directors, Quebec's Business Women's Network
  • Officer, Closely-held and Growing Business Entreprises Committee, International Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of directors, Intégration Jeunesse du Québec (2015-2018)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Quebec Business Women’s Network
  • Member, International Bar Association
Speaker Digitalization of Industrial Production International Bar Association location location Munich International Bar Association
The Sharing Economy : Legal and Regulatory challenges location location Paris International Bar Association
Company financing : trends in debt and equity funding Presented at the 2016 Annual Conference of International Bar Association organized by the International Bar Association location location Washington International Bar Association

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