Jean-Yves Simard Quoted in Canadian Lawyer Article on Reverse Vesting Orders

Reverse vesting orders have become increasingly common in the past two years. Although courts that have granted them in the past have stressed that they should remain “exceptional remedies”, at least two opinions this year suggest that RVOs will remain a driving force in insolvency practice for the years to come.  Their use cannot be ignored anymore. Jean-Yves Simard explains why in this article from the Canadian Lawyer.

DS Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Chambers Canada Legal Guide

DS Lawyers Canada LLP marks a significant milestone with its recognition in the prestigious Chambers Canada Legal Guide.

Chambers Canada distinguishes the best legal talent across a range of provincial, national and international law firms. Each ranking is based on the Chambers ranking system which is unrivalled in the accuracy, depth and quality of its research.

DS Lawyers congratulates Dale Burstall on winning the title in Corporate/M&A Alberta. This accolade was awarded to Dale due to his notable achievements and excellence in client service which spans over 30 years of practice.

Dale practices in the area of commercial law with an emphasis on securities law. Dale’s practice includes all aspects of securities law. He is equipped to advise on all matters of concern from the perspective of an issuer or an underwriter, including initial public offerings, secondary financing, mergers and acquisitions, all dealings with regulators including stock exchanges and securities commissions, and corporate governance. He also practices in business and corporate commercial law, and advises on all forms of corporate governance, shareholder agreements, and management of shareholder disputes.

“Dale is an exceptional lawyer who is well-known and demonstrates a high level of professionalism in every transaction. He is an undeniable role model for the profession, and we are delighted by this recognition of his depth of expertise in the industry”, stated Robert Verbuck, Managing Partner at DS Lawyers Calgary.

“We are delighted that Dale’s hard work and leading expertise have been recognized by his peers”, said Richard Laramée, Chairman of the Board of DS Lawyers Canada LLP. “This is a well-deserved honour that underscores the high caliber of our team and one that reflects on the entire firm. “

About Chambers Canada

Chambers and Partners have published guides to the legal profession since 1990. With a team of over 200 full-time researchers based in London, they identify and rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms based on in-depth, objective research by conducting interviews with thousands of clients and legal professionals.  

About DS Lawyers

DS Lawyers is an international law firm that was founded fifty years ago in Europe. The firm’s lawyers offer a full range of legal solutions to its local, Canadian, and global clients. The firm offers a tailored approach to each situation and integrated services in the areas of business, tax, litigation, commercial real estate, and employment law from our 24 locations including Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Because our clients are at the heart of our initiatives, we are committed to offering concrete solutions adapted to the most complex problems and realities of our clients. Thanks to our collaborative structure, DS Avocats also contributes to assisting companies that wish to cross borders or that need legal support for their international business ventures.

An additional lawyer joins the ranks of DS Lawyers in Quebec

Having successfully completed his articling term at DS Lawyers in 2022 and  been called to the Quebec Bar, we are pleased to welcome Laurent Crépeau within our team.

Laurent joins the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Montreal. His practice focuses primarily on civil, commercial and corporate litigation as well as bankruptcy and insolvency. He obtained his Bachelor of Civil Law and Juris Doctor from McGill University’s Faculty of Law and completed a Master of Laws in International Arbitration at New York University.

“I am thrilled to begin my career at the firm and continue working alongside very experienced lawyers who have become my mentors,” said Laurent Crépeau.

Earlier this summer, two other articling students had agreed to join the ranks of DS Lawyers in Quebec City as associates:

“We are pleased to have these young lawyers on our team, who stand out for the quality of their work, their leadership, and their aspiration for excellence. It is clear that DS Lawyers is a firm that stands out in the market, not only with business clients, but also with legal talents,” added Richard Laramée, Chairman of the Board of DS Lawyers Canada LLP.

About DS Lawyers

DS Lawyers is an international law firm that was founded fifty years ago in Europe. The firm’s lawyers offer a full range of legal solutions to its local, Canadian, and global clients. The firm offers a tailored approach to each situation and integrated services in the areas of business, tax, litigation, commercial real estate, and employment law from our 24 locations including Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Because our clients are at the heart of our initiatives, we are committed to offering concrete solutions adapted to the most complex problems and realities of our clients. Thanks to our collaborative structure, DS Avocats also contributes to assisting companies that wish to cross borders or that need legal support for their international business ventures.

DS Avocats assists Moneycorp with its launch in France

DS Avocats assisted Moneycorp, a global provider of payment and foreign exchange services, in opening a branch in Paris. Founded in London in 1979, the company’s clients include firms, financial institutions and individuals. It has operations in the UK, North America, Europe, Brazil, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

As part of its accelerated development in Europe, the group opened its Paris branch, Moneycorp France, on September 1st.

Headed by Cyril Léger, Moneycorp France will provide integrated payment solutions to corporate clients, including banks, financial institutions and businesses. Launched with a staff of six, Moneycorp France has ambitions to quadruple its workforce over the coming year.

Moneycorp France’s offering includes a full array of payment and foreign exchange solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized businesses. With the opening of a branch in Paris, Moneycorp aims to position itself for French businesses as a true alternative to traditional banks and providers, by offering smart technology, superior service and competitive pricing.

DS Avocats’ team consisted of Benoît Charrière-Bournazel (Partner), Anne de Seze (Pre-partner), Emma Quercy and Julia Folgoas for corporate matters, Christophe Billet (Partner) for tax matters, Safine Hadri (Partner) for regulatory aspects and Olivier Gauclère (Partner) for commercial law matters.

DS Lawyers Recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada

The 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada recognized Étienne Dubreuil, Jean-Yves Simard and Dale Burstall of DS Lawyers Canada for their expertise in 3 practice areas. In addition, Georges Samoisette Fournier has been recognized for his work in Labour and Employment Law and listed in to the prestigious directory of The Ones to Watch in Canada.

Étienne Dubreuil, of our Montreal office, has been recognized for his expertise in the field of transportation law. He has been ranked in this directory since 2014.

Jean-Yves Simard, of our Montreal office, has been recognized for his expertise in the fields of corporate and commercial litigation and insolvency and financial restructuring. He has been ranked in this directory since 2012.

Dale Burstal, of our Calgary office, has been recognized for his expertise in the field of corporate law for the first time this year.

“The firm is thrilled by the distinctions obtained this year. These nominations highlight the depth of our team’s strength and expertise. I would like to congratulate the ranked lawyers for this great achievement”, said Richard Laramée, Chairman of the Board of DS Lawyers Canada LLP.

About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is one of the most respected lawyer ranking services in the world. For almost 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or specialized areas. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.

About DS Lawyers

DS Lawyers is a full-service law firm offering a broad range of legal advice and solutions to our local, Canadian and international clientele. We offer a personalized approach and integrated services in the areas of business, tax, litigation, commercial real estate, and employment law across our 24 locations which include Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

DS Lawyers recognizes the interests of its clients are at the center of its initiatives and provides concrete solutions which are adapted to the most complex concerns and realities of its clients. Through its collaborative structure, DS Lawyers also supports businesses seeking to cross borders or requiring legal support for their international offices.

DS Lawyers welcomes four labour and employment partners

Montréal, 16 August 2022 – DS Lawyers welcomes four experienced lawyers from a prominent Montréal law firm’s Labour and Employment law group in line with its strategic growth plan. Geneviève Beaudin, Nicola Di lorio, Georges Samoisette-Fournier and Mélanie Sauriol, as well as two legal assistants, will be joining DS Avocats on August 16, 2022.

This team has mastered all aspects of individual and collective rights practice for companies subject to the Canada Labour Code or Quebec Labour Code, including collective agreement negotiations, grievance arbitration, labour disputes, individual rights, privacy, administrative law and specialized tribunals.

This team’s integration is an additional step in the implementation of DS Lawyers’ vision of offering comprehensive and integrated legal services to serve its business clients.

“During our discussions, we quickly realized that we had values and professional aspirations in common with our DS Lawyers colleagues,” said Nicola Di lorio, Senior Partner, Labour and Employment Group. “Our decision to join DS Lawyers was greatly influenced by the firm’s flexible, human-oriented culture and our complementary experience and expertise and shared desire to offer customized services to clients in Quebec, across Canada and around the world.”

“We’re delighted to welcome this renowned and respected team of lawyers whose sought-after expertise in an important area of law is sure to be an asset for our clients. Geneviève, Nicola, Georges and Mélanie’s arrival reinforces our position as the new legal services leader for Quebec and Canada’s business community,” said Richard Laramée, Chairman of the Board of DS Lawyers Canada LLP. “This announcement is a concrete expression of DS Lawyers’ strategic direction to continue to grow by taking advantage of a more complex, more sophisticated and faster-paced business environment.”

About DS Lawyers

DS Lawyers is a full-service law firm offering a broad range of business and legal solutions to our local, Canadian and international clientele. We offer a personalized approach and integrated services in the areas of business, tax, litigation, commercial real estate and employment law across our 24 locations, including Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Since the interests of its clients are at the centre of its initiatives, DS Lawyers ensures that it offers concrete solutions adapted to the most complex problems and realities of its clients. Through its collaborative structure, DS Lawyers also supports businesses seeking to cross borders or requiring legal support for their international offices.

For information

Marie-Ève M. Garant

Directrice nationale communication et marketing

DS Avocats

514-969-4688

megarant@dsavocats.ca

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