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High Profile Prosecutor Changes Course – Mélanie Béland Joins Fasken

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Montreal (Canada) – Fasken is pleased to announce the arrival of Mélanie Béland as Counsel in the Commercial Litigation practice group at our Montreal office.

Mélanie has over 20 years of experience in securities, banking and commercial litigation, including 12 years as a prosecutor for the Litigation Department of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). As part of her practice at the AMF, Mélanie was called upon to manage numerous complex and high-profile cases in administrative and criminal matters.

This expertise has also led her to write a detailed guide and to provide training related to bankruptcy and insolvency for Canadian securities regulators.

“We are very proud to welcome Mélanie to Fasken,” said Éric Bédard, Managing Partner for the Quebec region. “With over 20 years of experience in law, Mélanie’s extensive knowledge of the securities field, whether in a litigious context or as strategic counsel, represents a major asset for our clients, who will benefit from this unique expertise. Her arrival at Fasken only reinforces the excellence of our Litigation and Capital Markets groups.”

“Having crossed swords with Fasken lawyers while I was a prosecutor at the AMF, I saw that they lived up to their reputation, formidable and tenacious,” adds Mélanie Béland. “I am proud to now be part of Fasken’s Litigation group and to be able to contribute to its development through my expertise in securities.”

About the Litigation Group

The firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group is recognized as one of the foremost teams in that area by many publications, including Chambers Canada, Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Best Lawyers. Fasken’s litigators are leaders in their areas of practice and defend the interests of their clients in all types of proceedings as well as in arbitration and mediation and before all levels of court.

About Fasken

Fasken is a leading international law firm with more than 800 lawyers and ten offices on four continents. Clients rely on us for practical and innovative legal services. We solve the most complex business and litigation challenges, providing exceptional added value. For additional information, please visit the Firm’s website at

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