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BENOÎT
Gascon

Title: lawyer Year of call: 1988

Expertise: business law

Benoît Gascon was called to the Québec Bar in 1988, and specializes in securities, company financing, and corporate and commercial law, as well as mining and natural resources law.

He counsels securities issuers during public and private securities offerings for companies with small and medium capitalization. He has wide-ranging market experience in reverse take-overs, as well financing for startups and tax shelters, including flow-through shares. He oversees day-to-day business for several public and private companies, and regularly counsels clients on negotiating commercial contracts of various types.

His fields of specialization include:

  • Native Affairs
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Financial Services

 

Assistant: Danièle Lacourse

Expertise

  • Business law (corporate law, mining, energy, and natural resources law, corporate financing, governance, securities)

Education

  • LL.B., McGill University (1987)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Montreal) (2016 to present)
  • Miller Thomson (Montreal)
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Guest speaker of several training programs offered by the TSX Venture Exchange
  • Guest speaker of several training on Equity Crowdfunding

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Mining Advisory Committee, Autorité des marchés financiers (since 2016)
  • Member, Québec Advisory Committee, TSX Venture Exchange (2003 to 2015)

Distinctions

  • Rated a leading expert in natural resources law (The Best Lawyers in Canada) (2007 to 2016)
  • Rated a leading expert in mining industry law (Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory) (2015)