MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Mario Charpentier, the Managing Partner of the law firm BCF LLP, is proud to announce that Mr. Marcel Aubut, one of Canada's most-renowned lawyers, along with some thirty members from his team in Montreal and Quebec City, have decided to join the firm. Mr. Aubut will become Vice-Chairman of the Board, as well as a Partner.
"We are pleased to welcome someone of Mr. Aubut's caliber. During his entire career and wherever he has worked, Marcel has combined his skills as an entrepreneur and as a builder. His vast knowledge and experience in business law will be strong assets for our growth. His relational network on five continents, his sense of innovation and his natural leadership will be invaluable resources for our office. He has a rare combination of legal knowledge and diversified business experience. He has been very dedicated to the Canadian and Québec communities for many years. He is one of the best lawyers in Canada, and we are really proud to have him on our team," said Mario Charpentier.
"I have thought very carefully about this decision and the many opportunities presented to me. Today, I decided to join BCF, a well-established firm which has been making tremendous progress in Quebec for several years. My team and I are joining an entrepreneurial and forward-thinking company, two important criteria that reflect my values. Together, we will commit ourselves to reach a new summit of excellence for the company. I am particularly pleased to undertake this new challenge and have a highly-skilled team joining me at BCF. It is the absolute best choice for the future," he added.
President of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Marcel Aubut has been working in business law for more than thirty years while sitting of many boards. He was the CEO of the Quebec Nordiques and a Governor of the National Hockey League. He also spearheaded the merger which allowed the Nordiques, as well as the Winnipeg Jets, the Edmonton Oilers and the Hartford Whalers, to join the National Hockey League in 1979. He founded the firm Aubut Chabot in 1983, which then merged in 1998 with the Pan-Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie. He was President and CEO of Productions Trans-Amérique and President and Founder of the Parc Technologique du Québec Métropolitain. Mr. Aubut was recently recognized as one of the top Canadian lawyers in sports law by the publication The Best Lawyers in Canada. A renowned philanthropist, Mr. Aubut is an Officer of the Order of Canada and the Ordre national du Québec. Among his other distinctions, he is:
- Member of the International Relations Commission of the IOC (International Olympic Committee)
- Member of the Canada and Quebec Sports Pantheons
- Recipient of the Quebec National Assembly Medal
- Recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
- Recipient of the Quebec Bar Medal, 2009
- Queen's Counsel, 1986
- Nominated 3rd most influential personality in the Canadian sports industry according to The Globe's 2013 Power list
- Recipient of the honorary title of Emeritus Lawyer by the Quebec Bar, 2008
- Nominated Grand Québécois by the Chambre de Commerce de Québec, 2010
Mr. Aubut and his team will join BCF during the weeks of February 10 and 17, 2014. http://www.bcf.ca/en/people/marcel-aubut
BCF has more than 200 lawyers and other professionals whose legal practice adapts to fit the changing needs of the business community. Its unique multidisciplinary team approach is designed to meet specific needs of companies. Being a member of Meritas International Network, a group of 7,000 professionals in more than 80 countries, BCF has a much sought-after expertise in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, Canadian and international tax systems, securities, venture capital, banking law, intellectual property, commercial litigation and insolvency, as well as real estate law, labour law, business immigration, international arbitration and entertainment, sports and media. BCF is a leader of business law in Quebec and, since 2007, has been an annual winner of the Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program.
SOURCE: BCF - AVOCATS - AGENTS DE BREVETS ET DE MARQUES
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