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Alexandre Normandin-Lussier takes part in the Le Transatlantique accelerator program

22 September 2023

Set up by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française au Canada (CCIFC) to help Canadian and French companies do business between the two continents.

DS Lawyers, the leading international firm of French origin with offices in 24 countries across four continents, is proud to announce the participation of Alexandre Normandin-Lussier, lawyer and partner at the firm, as a trainer, mentor and jury member in the new business accelerator program launched by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française au Canada (CCIFC), Le Transatlantique. This program, supported by Bpifrance, aims to support Canadian companies looking to set up and export in France, as well as French companies aspiring to set up and export in Canada, over a six-week period starting September 18, 2023.

As a recognized practitioner of business law and instigator of the Quebec-France work group at the firm, Alexandre Normandin-Lussier offers his valuable experience to companies seeking to navigate the legal and commercial complexities of both markets. As a mentor, he will share his expertise and provide strategic advice to Le Transatlantique accelerator program participants, guiding them as they grow their businesses between Canada and France.

“I’m delighted to be part of the Le Transatlantique accelerator program launched by the CCIFC,” says Alexandre Normandin-Lussier. “This program provides a unique opportunity for companies that will be part of the first selected cohort to benefit from the experience and expertise of professionals who can guide them in their international set-up and development, and I’m excited to contribute to their success as a trainer, mentor and jury member.”

The members of the firm are delighted that Alexandre Normandin-Lussier is taking part in this prestigious program, and are committed to actively supporting companies wishing to develop their transatlantic activities. Alexandre’s experience and expertise will be invaluable assets to participants, and will help to strengthen business relations between France and Canada.

About the Le Transatlantique accelerator program

The Le Transatlantique accelerator program aims to stimulate business exchanges between the two countries by providing participants with a platform to gain in-depth knowledge of the French and Canadian markets, as well as to establish fruitful partnerships. Selected companies will have access to specialized workshops, one-to-one mentoring sessions and networking opportunities, all aimed at strengthening their international presence.

About the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française au Canada (CCIFC):

Present in Montréal since 1886, the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française au Canada (CCIFC) is the leading Franco-Canadian business network, with nearly 400 companies and over 3,000 member delegates. It has a business network of over 8,000 contacts. The CCIFC’s mission is to support French and Canadian companies in their development between France and Canada, and to promote synergies and opportunities in both local business communities. The Le Transatlantique accelerator program is one of its flagship initiatives to encourage bilateral exchange.

About DS Lawyers

DS Lawyers is a leading international law firm with over 400 lawyers and 24 offices on four continents. Clients rely on us to deliver innovative and effective legal services. We offer results-driven strategies to help our business clients overcome their commercial business challenges and resolve their most complex litigation issues.  

On the Canada-France axis, DS Lawyers leads a working group chaired by Alexandre Normandin-Lussier, with the support of Angèle Di Giovanni and Juliane Fonseca, and the collaboration of several DS Lawyers members. The aim of this working group is to support French companies setting up in Quebec and/or with business objectives in North America, and/or Quebec companies setting up in France.


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