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June/July 2021

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18 www.canadianlawyermag.com/inhouse FEATURE Lavery is involved in all aspects of the project including the negotiation of agreements with certain project stakeholders and support for the call for tenders process and strategic components. defeated certification of a class action on behalf of Evenko in a case brought by a festival goer representing more than 45,000 ticket holders regarding the performance of Travis Scott during the Osheaga festival represented Broccolini for the construc- tion financing and syndicated long-term loan in connection with the new Maison de Radio-Canada represented Groupe Sélection in the acquisition of the Molson brewery site in Montréal. represented Camso in its sale to Michelin acts as spokesperson for Quebec's treasury board at the main negotiation table with the Confederation of National Trade Unions — one of the largest trade union federations in Quebec — involving more than 500,000 people and the following union federations: FEESP-CSN (public services employees), FNEEQ-CSN (teachers), FP-CSN (professionals and technicians from various sectors) and FSSS-CSN (health and social services employees) Key clients: Hydro-Québec, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, National Bank of Canada, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Star alumni: Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Richard Wagner practised at Lavery for 24 years before being appointed to the bench in 2004. 3 BCF LLP bcf.ca Total lawyers: 179 With close to 500 employees and 300 professionals, BCF Business Law is the go-to firm for business leaders, growing companies and well-established global enterprises that have chosen Quebec and Canada as a steppingstone to growth and success. Core practice areas and significant mandates: mergers and acquisitions, labour and employment, taxation and wealth management, corporate finance, banking and securities, commercial and construction litigation, intellectual property; real estate; business immigration successfully acted for Soucy Interna- tional Inc. and Kimpex Inc. regarding an intellectual property litigation in which they were sued for infringement of three patents related to track kits for ATVs/ UTVs. The Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Soucy International Inc. and Kimpex Inc., dismissed the appeal and invali- dated Camso Inc.'s 246 patent claims by way of anticipation and obviousness. acted for Varitron, an integrated electronics manufacturing services provider, regarding its acquisition by U.S.-based East West Manufacturing, a global design, manufacturing and distribution services company acted for Alliance Magnesium, a private Canadian company offering a clean electrolysis technology approach for the production of metallic magnesium and other valuable minerals contained in serpentine rock, in the financing of its $145-million commercial demonstration plant represented Maibec, a family-owned Quebec company specializing in exterior siding systems, in connection with its acquisition of CanExel brand and its production facility in East River, Nova Scotia from manufacturer LP Building Solutions. acted for Sherweb, a global cloud solutions provider and winner of many industry awards and recognition, regarding its acquisitions of PurelyHR, a Canadian leader specializing in HR management software solutions and Global Mentoring Solutions, a North American IT support and management company. acted for NetGovern, a leader in formation governance, risk and compli- ance software, in its acquisition by Ipro Tech LLC, a leader in eDiscovery, case management and virtual litigation acted for Quebecor Sports and Enter- tainment regarding its acquisition of Le Théâtre Capitole in Quebec City. The 1,300-seat legendary venue becomes the third venue, with the Centre Vidéotron and the Baie de Beauport, to host major events in Quebec City acted for the Association de la construc- tion du Québec, which assists construc- tion contractors in managing their business, in the most important decision rendered in the Quebec construction industry since the enactment in 1969 of the Act respecting labour relations, vocational training and workforce management in the construction industry. acted for Inverse Inc., a Montreal-based company providing robust data repository and world class algorithms, in its acquisition by Akamai Technolo- gies Inc., an American intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences for the world's largest companies acted for the vendors in the sale of In Fidem, a Canadian company specialized in cybersecurity services, to the Atos SE, a French multinational information technology service company listed on Euronext Paris acted for Specialized Packaging Group LP, one of the largest independent "Big firms sometimes forget that they have a client and they need to listen to him, but with Lavery, they listen, and they get to know your business and become a real business partner." Julie Morel, BRP (client of Lavery de Billy LLP)

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