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Diane  Bertrand

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

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 team and coordinates the firm’s national efforts in matters involving cooperatives and mutuals.



  • 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, Intégration Jeunesse du Québec 
  • Involvement in the following initiatives by the Quebec Business Women’s Network: ACCROIT, SheEO and trade mission to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in Austin, Texas (2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Québec Bar
  • Member, Bar of Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Quebec Business Women’s Network
  • Member, International Bar Association and officer of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, liaison officer with the Young Lawyers’ Committee
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Anatomy of an Acquisition location location Montreal Palais des Congrès de Montréal


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