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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 of the Human Research Ethics Committee at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Member of the Local Investment Fund (LIF) Committee, Promotion Saguenay
  • Administrator and President of the Fonds local de solidarité, Ville de Saguenay
  • Administrator and President of the Cégep de Chicoutimi Foundation
  • Administrator and 1st Vice-President of the Caisse Desjardins de Chicoutimi; member of the Executive Board and Audit Committee 
  • Former President of Rendez-vous des gens d’affaires

Distinctions

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