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Lavery, de Billy

André Vautour

André Vautour

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Lavery, de Billy
Quebec, Canada

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André Vautour practices in the fields of corporate and commercial law and is particularly interested in strategic alliances, joint ventures, investment funds and mergers and acquisitions ofprivatecorporations. He also serves as honorary consul of Denmark in Montreal and was Lavery?s chair of the board of Directors from 2012 to 2016.

André Vautour is the honorary consul of Denmark in Montréal. Mr. Vautour practises in the fields of corporate and commercial law and is particularly interested in strategic alliances, joint ventures, investment funds, and mergers and acquisitions ofprivatecorporations.

In addition to acting as counsel to many companies, Mr. Vautour practises in the field of technology law (drafting technology development and transfer agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, outsourcing agreements, and e-commerce agreements).

Mr. Vautour has extensive experience with corporations in the finance, printing, pharmaceutical, rail, computer, and energy sectors.

Mr. Vautour has given many talks on subjects related to his fields of expertise and has written numerous articles on computer and technology law.

Mr. Vautour is listed in the 2017 Best Lawyers in Canada directory in the areas of corporate law, IT law, and technology law. In addition, he was named Lawyer of the Year in 2011, 2013 and 2016 by Best Lawyers in the area of technology law.

Mr. Vautour is also listed in the 2016 Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory in the area of technology transactions.

Publications

  • ?Impact of the Possible Extension of the European Passport Regime on Canadian Fund Managers?, co-author with Guillaume Lavoie and associates of Jeantet and published in la Revue internationale des services financiers, November 2016 edition;
  • ?Options Available to Canadian Managers under the European AIF Marketing Rules?, co-author with Guillaume Lavoie and associates of Jeantet and published in la Revue internationale des services financiers, November 2016 edition.


Education

  • McGill University, MBA, 1990 
  • University of Ottawa, LL.L. (summa cum laude), 1982 
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 1983
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada)
Association des MBA du Québec (AMBAQ)


Professional Activities and Experience

Accolades
  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Best Lawyer of the year 2016
  • Lexpert 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Acritas Stars survey 2017

Articles

  • Quarterly legal newsletter intended for accounting, management, and finance professionals, Number 4
  • Protecting your trade-marks from Facebook usernames
  • Directors’ duties in light of the Peoples and BCE decisions
  • Directors and Risk Management
  • SMEs, Governance and Directors
  • Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 11
  • Legal newsletter for business entrepreneurs and executives, Number 15
  • The External Directors of a SME
  • New Anti-Spam Law: Better Act Quickly
  • Is a director required to be a shareholder or member of the legal person? / Who is eligible to become a director?
  • What precautions should a proposed director take prior to accepting to act as a corporate director? / What are the duties of a member of a board of directors?
  • The corporate director: Questions and answers
  • The Canada Public Sector Pension Investment Board launches a lawsuit against Saba Capital: Lessons for Fund managers when valuing illiquid securities
  • Registration Requirements of Venture Capital and Private Equity Fund Managers in Canada: A Favourable Regulatory Framework
  • Impact of the possible extension of the European passport regime on Canadian fund managers
  • Options available to Canadian managers under the European AIF marketing rules
  • Positive advice of the European Securities and Markets Authority to the extension of the European passport to the managers of alternative investment funds in Canada

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