Montréal, August 10, 2021 – Langlois Lawyers is pleased to announce that it is joining forces with Séguin Racine Attorneys Ltd., a firm specializing in business transactions, in order to offer a broad range of business law services with expanded capabilities in the following areas of expertise:
- Securities: Over 60 stock exchange listings completed for Quebec companies;
- Capital markets and financial services: Over $10 billion in financial transactions over the last three years;
- Taxation: Thousands of tax strategies in the last two decades; and
- Mergers & acquisitions: Hundreds of transactions, both in Canada and abroad, since Séguin Racine’s inception.
This merger, which will be finalized on September 1, 2021, underscores Langlois Lawyers’ commitment to continue to grow while bolstering its business law team and its market presence. By combining Séguin Racine’s strengths with its own—particularly in the areas of debt and equity markets, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation—Langlois Lawyers will maintain momentum and strengthen its ability to serve clients in Quebec, Canada, and abroad.
In addition to the entire Séguin Racine team of about twenty lawyers and employees, its three founding partners will immediately assume responsibility for the following practice areas at Langlois Lawyers:
- Bruno Racine: Co-Head, Tax Services
- Serge M. Racine: Co-Head, Tax Services
- Pierre-Hubert Séguin: Head of Capital Markets, Head of Securities Law, Special Advisor to the CEO
“Over the past 20 years, Séguin Racine has completed complex transactions with a team of exceptional lawyers. We are now ready to take on new challenges together with the dynamic and talented professionals at Langlois. As our complementary teams continue to excel, our combined strengths will make us a force to be reckoned with in the field of transactional law in the Quebec business community,” said Pierre-Hubert Séguin, partner at Séguin Racine Attorneys.
“This alliance will solidify our firm’s position in a constantly evolving market and cement our reputation as a leader in the Quebec business community. Moreover, it is a privilege to be associated with lawyers whose reputation for excellence is widely acknowledged,” added Jean-François Gagnon, CEO of Langlois Lawyers.
About Séguin Racine Attorneys
With its seasoned and multidisciplinary team of experts in transactional law, the Séguin Racine law firm has established itself as a leader in its field in Quebec over the past two decades. As such, the team has completed over $19 billion in financial transactions over the past five years. In 2020, the Séguin Racine team was recognized at the Canadian Law Awards as a finalist in the “Canadian Deal of the Year” category and won Gold for the “Private Equity Deal of the Year”.
About Langlois Lawyers
Langlois Lawyers, the largest independent law firm in Quebec, has close to 150 professionals practicing in Greater Montréal and Québec City. With an overall team now nearly 300-strong, we are proud to offer our clients a full range of highly regarded legal services in civil and commercial litigation, business law, and labour and employment law. A recognized leader, the firm received numerous awards in 2020, including Regional Law Firm of the Year in Canada by Chambers and Partners and the top rank in Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 survey of law firms in Quebec.