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FRANÇOIS G.
Tremblay

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 1976

Expertise: business law  |  aboriginal and constitutional law

François G. Tremblay is a partner with the firm and has been practicing for 41 years in commercial, corporate, international, and First Nations affairs, as well as in constitutional law. He handles a range of major merger, acquisition, and consolidation cases and has substantial business experience from having served on the boards of a number of private and public corporations.

François has been closely involved in developing business partnerships between various public and private corporations and a number of Québec’s native communities. He has also worked on land claims cases with the governments of Canada and Québec. In addition, he has developed renowned expertise in the creation of limited partnerships and the implementation of investor protection mechanisms in the specific context governing this type of investment vehicle.

His field of specialization:

  • Native Affairs

Assistant: Christiane Vaillancourt

Other titles

  • Member, Cain Lamarre board of directors
  • Member, Cain Lamarre executive committee

Expertise

  • Business law
  • Aboriginal and constitutional law

Education

  • Diploma in Real Estate Brokerage (IDA) ("Honours"), , Montreal (1975)
  • LL.B., McGill University (1975)
  • Common Law studies, University of Ottawa (1974)
  • Common Law studies, University of Manitoba (1973)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Saguenay) (2008 to present) (1976 to 2002) (Montreal: 2002 to 2007)
  • Martineau Walker (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Various lectures and training sessions on native law for First Nations audiences
  • Various lectures and training sessions on commercial law, McGill University
  • Instructor, corporate and tax law, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
  • Instructor, administrative and constitutional law, ENAP (École nationale d’administration publique)
  • Lecture on the liability of observers appointed by Investissement Québec to take part in meetings of boards of directors of companies involved in the FIER program

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Board of Directors, Tembec
  • Member, Board of Directors, TechCana
  • Member, Quebec Bar Association Company and Corporation Committee

Distinctions

  • Aboriginal law expertise recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada (since 2015)
  • Various bursaries for academic excellence, McGill University, University of Manitoba, and University of Ottawa
  • LL.B. with Distinction, McGill University