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CHANTAL
Durand

Title: lawyer Year of call: 1993

Expertise: business law

Chantal Durand trained as a lawyer, but also holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from Université Laval. Over the years she has built up her practice in commercial and corporate law, specifically in the areas of corporate mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and succession planning, as well as securities and bank and venture capital financing.

She has worked on a range of cases involving publicly listed companies on Canadian stock exchanges.

Assistant: Lise Lalancette

Expertise

  • Business law (banking law, commercial law, corporate law, cooperative law, trusts, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, governance, nonprofit organizations, securities)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (1992)
  • Studies in Administration, Université Laval (1989)
  • B.A. in Actuarial Studies, Université Laval (1988)
  • Studies in Mathematics, University of Ottawa (1984 and 1985)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay) (1997 to present)
  • Langlois Robert (Quebec City)
  • Gaudreault Vaillancourt St-Pierre (Quebec City)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Various lectures on commercial law to clients

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, investment committee for the Local Investment Fund (FLI), Saguenay Promotion
  • Administrator, Fonds local de solidarité, Saguenay
  • Administrator, Fondation du Cégep de Chicoutimi
  • Director and second vice president, Caisse Desjardins de Chicoutimi and member of the executive committee and audit committee
  • Former chair, Rendez-vous des Gens d’Affaires

Distinctions

  • University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship based on academic results
  • Page, House of Commons, Ottawa