Yves Charbonneau

Business Law.

Direct line : 418 838-5510

Barreau du Québec : 1983
Language(s) : English and French

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Yves Charbonneau has been practicing in corporate and commercial law for over thirty years. He has acted as lead counsel in many complex transactions, including sales and acquisition of businesses, cross-border financings and the negotiation of local and international distribution and licensing agreements. As lead counsel for American and Canadian banking syndicates, Yves has been instrumental in structuring various financings.

He has also acted for Quebec-based industries in setting up international licensing and distribution networks in America, Europe and Asia. He also represents issuers and venture capital firms in private-placements transactions.

Yves also currently serves as a director and officer of various companies.

Business Law

  • Banking
  • Board of Directors
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Secretariat
  • Financial Services
  • Financing
  • Franchise/concessions/commercial banners
  • Franchising
  • International Commercial Transactions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Legal Persons and Corporations
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mutual Funds
  • New Technologies
  • Partnerships
  • Public and Private Sector Partnerhips
  • Real Estate
  • Remuneration
  • Reorganization
  • Securities and Financial Markets
  • Strategic Advice
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Venture Capital and Private Financing

Associations & Achievements

2001 to 2014 – President of the Board of Directors of Trans Biotech inc., center for research and transfer of biotechnologies

1992 to 1995 – Vice President of Fondation de l’Hôpital Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis

1980 to 1981 – Joël Leduc Award for the highest academic standing in Criminal Law of the graduating class at the University of Montréal

1979 to 1980 – Maillot Award for the highest academic standing in Constitutional Law of the graduating class at the University of Montréal

Representative mandates

Sale of a company
Lead counsel in the sale of Pintendre autos Inc. to LKQ Corporation, a publicly traded American company.

Lead counsel in the sale transaction of Fournier Industries Inc. to Desjardins Capital de risque Inc.

Lawyer in the sale transaction of Innovatech Chaudière-Appalaches to Desjardins Capital de risque Inc.

Merger of two major Quebec agri-food businesses
Lead counsel for Groupe Brochu in the consolidation of its slaughterhouse operations with Olymel, LP, a transaction involving more than 15 plants and more than $3 billion in sales.

Transborder bank financing
Lead counsel for a Canadian and US Banking syndicate in a $150 million North American and European financing of a manufacturing company.

Acquisition of a Canadian financial product distribution network
Lead counsel for Desjardins Financial Security in the acquisition of the Canadian distribution network of Standard Life’s financial products.

Business acquisition
Counsel for a technology-based business in the acquisition of a Danish corporation and German corporation.

Counsel for another technology-based business in the acquisition of an American company.


1993 – Courses in Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands

1987 – Masters degree courses in Economic Law, Laval University

1982 – Bachelor of Laws, Civil Law, LL.L., Université de Montréal

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