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PASCAL
Porlier

Title: lawyer, equity partner Year of call: 2003

Expertise: aboriginal and constitutional law  |  business law

Partner Pascal Porlier is a lawyer with 14 years’ experience in commercial law. His practice focuses on native affairs and the energy and natural resources sectors. His experience includes work with major clients such as native communities, mining companies, small and medium-sized business, financial institutions, and development agencies on mandates to negotiate, draft, and implement business agreements.

Pascal guides clients through the implementation and interpretation of agreements while ensuring that they are respected by all stakeholders. Specifically, he has recently worked on the implementation of wind energy projects, mini power stations, mining developments, and water bottling facilities. He has represented clients in the abovementioned fields before all the main Québec courts.

He is an active member of the community including the Val-d’Or Kiwanis Club, a social service club serving youth in the Abitibi region.

His field of specialization:

  • Energy and Natural Resources

Assistant: Julie Martin

Expertise

  • Aboriginal and constitutional law (aboriginal rights, impacts and benefits agreements, First Nation governance, negotiation of treaties and other constitutional agreements)
  • Business law (commercial law, corporate law, mining, energy, and natural resources law, corporate financing, mergers and acquisitions, governance, securities)

Education

  • LL.B., Université Laval (2002)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (Val-d’Or) (2003 to present) (Saguenay: 2002, Sept-Îles: 2001)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Lecturer on the Consumer Protection Act to sales and marketing students (DVS diploma program)
  • Presenter, various talks on construction law
  • Pros and cons of a joint-venture and its impact in the construction industry, a talk given to the Cree nations of Chisasibi and Wemindji (April 2013)
  • Building successful joint-ventures with First Nations communities, a training session at the Congrès du développement du Nord de Chibougamau (March 2013)
  • Successfully implementing sustainable development, a training session at the Canadian Institute co-presented by SNC-Lavalin in Montreal (December 2012)
  • Pros and cons of a joint-venture and its impact in the construction industry, a training session as part of Journées du commerce et de l’industrie (November 2012)
  • Pros and cons of a joint-venture and its impact in the construction industry, a talk given to the Cree nations of Wemindji and Waswanipi in Charlevoix (June 2012)
  • Socio-economic participation: Developments in case law, a lecture given in Pikogan (2012)

Associations, committees, boards

  • Member, Abitibi/Témiscamingue Junior Bar Association
  • Member, Kiwanis Club
  • President, regional executive of a political party
  • Member, organizing committee, Val-d’Or Summer Festival

Distinctions

  • Recipient of Université Laval’s Maillet Award for outstanding student involvement and highest G.P.A.