IR Silver Member

Gilles Seguin

Partner BCF

Member Details

Jurisdictions
  • Canada - East
  • Canada - West

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Address
25th Floor 1100 René-Lévesque Blvd. West Montreal, Quebec H3B 5C9 CANADA
Québec Canada

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Biography

Head of the securities law team at BCF, Gilles Seguin sits as the Vice-Chaiman of the board of BCF Business Law. Renowned as the leading Québec expert in Exempt Market Securities, Mr. Seguin specializes in securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate law. He also has extensive experience in takeover bids, public offerings, and private placements.

His unique expertise and solid experience of some 30 years of practice make him one of the foremost lawyers in his field.

In acquisitions, Gilles Seguin advises foreign companies on Canadian and Quebec regulatory matters. A member of the Quebec Bar since 1982, he was recently called to the Barreau de Paris, which permits him to develop new opportunities for the firm and for his clients. He also assists in the incorporation and organization of companies and advises independent committees in various privatization transactions.

He represents numerous foreign companies in South America, Europe, and the United States as well as wealthy individuals wishing to establish themselves in Canada, and in this regard sees to all legal aspects related to corporate law, financing, and the process involved in obtaining various regulatory approvals and authorizations.

Mr. Seguin sits on the board of directors of numerous public and private agencies and advises various audit and governance committees. A member of the Board of Directors of the French Chamber of Commerce, he also sits on the board of the Private Capital Market Association. He is one of the firm's two representatives at Meritas, the international law organization.

Gilles Seguin is also active in humanitarian and cultural organizations, including the Fondation de la Maison du Père in Montréal, which helps homeless people.

He is fluent in English and French and proficient in Spanish.

Firm description

In 1995, BCF was formed by nine visionary individuals determined to transform the way business law was practiced. Quebec companies and young legal talent immediately embraced BCF’s pioneering approach. The firm experienced rapid growth as a result, which led to it opening an office in Quebec City to meet the demands of a growing clientele for its innovative services.

In providing services based on the core values of humility, creativity, generosity, intensity and sincerity, BCF has gained the trust of businesses in all sectors of activity throughout Quebec, across Canada and internationally.

Today, BCF’s innovative and collaborative approach continues to make it an outstanding firm.