Former Vice President - Corporate Affairs and Secretary General of Hydro-Québec joins Langlois lawyers

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Langlois lawyers, llp is pleased to announce that Pierre-Luc Desgagné, former Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General of Hydro-Québec, will be joining its business law team effective February 6, 2017.

He will be advising the firm's clients on matters involving energy law, environmental law, governance, transportation law, governmental affairs, statutory construction and negotiation strategy.

With extensive experience in both business and political circles, Mr. Desgagné is noted for his expertise in crisis management and public affairs. He has also acquired a keen appreciation for the importance of social acceptability in connection with project development. 

"Pierre-Luc epitomizes rigour and leadership. His extensive experience in governance and project management, his broad network of business contacts and his professional yet personable approach are major assets for our firm", indicated Jean-François Gagnon, chief executive officer of Langlois lawyers. "Langlois is bolstering its already strong business law team and is now better positioned than ever to serve its clients in this important area."

"After a more than 15-year career in the upper echelons of the largest state-owned corporation in the energy sector in Quebec, I enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to contribute to the success of Langlois lawyers and its clients" stated Mr. Desgagné. "This is an exciting professional challenge that will allow me to capitalize on my legal expertise in the corporate, business and energy sectors and sustain many long-term business relationships."

An exemplary professional career

Immediately before joining Langlois lawyers, Mr. Desgagné was Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Secretary General at Hydro-Québec. During his 12 years there, he held several prominent positions, and specialized in strategic planning in the areas of public affairs, governmental relations and the development of a distribution grid for electric transport, which quickly developed into the largest public recharging network in Quebec. Prior to that, he served for four years as deputy chief of staff to former Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard.

Deeply involved in the community for many years, Mr. Desgagné currently sits on the board of directors and executive committee of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, serves as treasurer of Pro Bono Québec, is a member of the board of directors of theatre company Compagnie Jean Duceppe and of the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations, and sits on the advisory board of WWF Quebec.

In 2007, Mr. Desgagné received the Arista award for Young Manager of the Year from the Young Chamber of Commerce of Montreal, and in 2016 was a finalist for the Business Strategy and Achievement Award, one of the ZSA Quebec General Counsel Awards.

About Langlois lawyers

With more than 120 professionals working in the Montréal, Quebec City and Lévis metropolitan areas, Langlois lawyers is one of the largest law firms in Quebec. Our team of over 225 employees offers a complete range of highly regarded legal services in civil and commercial litigation, governance and ethics, employment and labour law, insurance law, administrative law, maritime law, public law, real estate, and business law. The firm is ranked second among the top ten Quebec law firms by Canadian Lawyer magazine.


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