Lawyer - Montréal
Pascal Archambault, CIPP/C, is a business law practitioner in the Montréal office of Langlois lawyers.
Keenly aware of the great investment and effort required of businesses to create, to innovate and to secure achievement, his practice focuses on the legal and operational issues involved in the exploitation and protection of intellectual property and other intangible and technological assets that are essential for the success and sustainability of today’s businesses.
He acts in a variety of commercial matters, particularly those involving intellectual property and information technology, in which he represents and advises innovative firms, content developers and online merchants, as well as various other corporations and organizations. He drafts, revises and negotiates a variety of commercial agreements and provides advice and other legal services in connection with proprietary technologies, e-commerce, software-as-a-service, domain names, copyright, the development and commercialization of creative content and cultural products, the protection of industrial know-how and other commercial information and data, confidentiality agreements, corporate policies, etc.
Pascal also advises clients on privacy matters and the protection of personal information, the use of cloud-based services, the application of the Consumer Protection Act and the Charter of the French Language to e-commerce, and social media issues, among many other things.
Perfectly bilingual, Pascal speaks and writes English and French with equal proficiency, and works in both languages on a regular basis.
Certified Information Privacy Professional / Canada, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), 2018
B.C.L./LL.B., integrated Bachelor of Civil Law/Bachelor of Laws program, McGill University, 2012
Langlois Acts for Victoriaville & Co. in an Important Acquisition
Langlois lawyers acted as lead counsel for Victoriaville & Co., one of the largest wood casket manufacturer in North America, in its acquisition of all the shares of Alliance St-Laurent Casket Corporation, a subsidiary of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW), based in Edmundston, New Brunswick.
Retrospective 2018 | 10 Successes for Langlois’ Transactional Group
In 2018 Langlois was the law firm of choice of several major organizations for their mergers & acquisitions-related transactions. The transactional group at Langlois assisted important groups of businesses as well as foreign multinationals with several major projects, including strategic acquisitions, financings and equity investments. It was an interesting and active year rich in challenges for Langlois’ transactional group!
Retrospective of Langlois’ 10 Most Representative Mergers & Acquisitions Mandates of 2017
The expertise of Langlois lawyers in the areas of technology, transportation, intellectual property, labour law, Northern development, environmental law and real estate law was called upon in several major and impactful mergers and acquisitions files that the firm handled in 2017.
Langlois Represented iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A., as Lead Counsel, in Connection with Its Acquisition of Sistemalux Inc.
Langlois acted as lead counsel for iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A., an international leader in architectural lighting, in connection with its acquisition of Sistemalux Inc., a Canadian company headquartered in Montreal with more than 200 employees.
Langlois Contributes to the Transformation of Forestville into Hollywood
Forestville, a town in the Quebec’s Upper North Shore region, was partially transformed into a Hollywood set during the filming of a TV series based on the best-selling novel The truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. This project was made possible thanks to the efforts and expertise of a team of Langlois lawyers consisting of François Mainguy, a lawyer, partner, and Pascal Archambault, a lawyer at the firm, who assisted the company that owned part of the filming location in reaching an agreement between it and the producers of the series.
Public Request for Proposals — Transportation (Rail)
Representation of a bidder on a public request for proposals for the supply of operation and maintenance services in connection with a commuter train network (an RFP valued at over $300 million by the winning bidder).
IT Law — Financial Institution
Acted in connection with a compliance analysis, provided advice and negotiated the contractual framework applicable to the outsourcing of banking activities to a third-party service provider operating a Cloud-based platform.
IT Law — Financial Institution
Acted in connection with a complete revision of template agreements and other contractual documents, in particular those used for IT acquisitions.
IT Law — Quebec Municipality, Insurer and Public Bodies
Representation in connection with an analysis and opinion on legal and regulatory compliance of outsourced Cloud-based IT services involving the externalization of data outside of Quebec and Canada.
IT Law — Canadian Insurer
Contractual advice and services (reviewing, negotiating, drafting) in connection with agreements (licence, services and hosting) involving the outsourcing of a suite of software applications featuring SaaS mode processing and production as well as development work related to additional, custom utilities for purposes and functions essential for the organization’s business continuity.
Intellectual Property – Entertainment: Option and Purchase – Sale of Original Screenplays
Legal advice and representation of the copyright holder in the context of the option/sale of original works (screenplays) to Canadian and American producers.
Class Action — Securities — Mining
Pascal is part of the team which acts in the defence of a major class action alleging prospectus and secondary market misrepresentations in the mining sector.
Commercial/Banking Litigation — Private International Law
Pascal was part of the legal team which represented the liquidator of Stanford International Bank (SIB) in the prosecution of a significant claim against a Canadian financial institution arising from the collapse of SIB and the multi-billion dollar fraud related thereto.
Commercial Arbitration — Joint Venture — Mining
Pascal acted as second-chair counsel in a major commercial dispute between two mining companies involving the vesting of ownership in a mining property under to the terms of an option-joint venture agreement.
Commercial Arbitration — Construction and Contracts for Services — Mining
Pascal is part of a select team which represents the interests of a mid-tier independent mining company in a multi-million dollar contractual dispute canvassing complex factual and legal issues related to contracts for services.
- 2020 – 2020: the year of modifications to the Canadian and Quebec laws on protection of personal information
- 2019 – Being the Victim of an IT Security Breach Is Not Enough to Claim Damages
- 2019 – Recapping the Packaging and Labelling Rules of Canadian Cannabis Products
- 2019 – Canadian Government Launches Cybersecurity Certification Program
- 2019 – Quebec Government Passes New Bill to Ease its Digital Transformation and Curtail Related Privacy Issues
- 2019 – New Cannabis Products: Changes Are Coming to the Federal Legal Framework in 2019
- 2019 – Cannabis and Trademarks: CIPO Updates its Goods and Services Manual
- 2019 – New Rules on Staff Training for Cannabis Retail Sales and Information to Provide to Consumers
- 2018 – Commercialization of Legalized Cannabis: A Synopsis
- 2018 – Commercialization of Cannabis
- 2018 – Privacy Breach Reporting Requirements – Tools Available to Organizations
- 2018 – The Respective Responsibilities of the Supplier and the Client in a Software Implementation Project
- 2018 – The GDPR: 5 Myths Dispelled
- 2018 – Buying a House: Do You Know the Extent of Your Obligations Regarding Financing?
- 2018 – Data Breach Notification Obligations Coming into Force
- 2018 – FRAUD AND CYBER-SECURITY – Cyber-Security for Organizations
- 2018 – Copyright and Piracy: the Immunity of Website Operators?
- 2018 – The Importance of Intellectual Property (IP) Rights in the Emerging Cannabis Industry in Canada
- 2017 – Mining Royalties: Is Quebec so Different?
- 2015 – Langlois Kronström Desjardins on the Leading Edge of ADR Practice in Quebec
- 2014 – Is Your Mediation Confidentiality Clause Watertight?
- 2014 – Are Net Smelter Royalties Enforceable Against Québec Mining Properties?
- 2013 – Purchasers in CCAA Court-Approved Asset Sales Remain Subject to the Jurisdiction of the Court Even After Closing
- 2013 – Are NSR Royalties Enforceable against Mining Properties Located in Québec?
2017 – “New aggregators: ‘Fair dealing’ exception doesn’t apply to headlines and leads”, co-authored with Jean-François De Rico, The Lawyer’s Daily, September 2017.
2017 – “What the coming trademark changes mean to pharmaceutical industry”, co-authored with Elisabeth Neelin, The Lawyer’s Daily, September 2017.
2016 – “Contractual interpretation in the Quebec context”, co-authored with Gerry Apostolatos, Canadian Lawyer, October 2016.
2019 – “Blockchain et cryptomonnaie : aspects juridiques” (Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: Legal Aspects), 2019 Annual Convention of the Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP), Montréal, June 13, 2019.
2019 – “Quelles sont les obligations canadiennes en matière de protection des renseignements personnels lors d’une atteinte à la vie privée?” (Privacy Breaches: What Are the Protection of Personal Information Obligations Under Canadian Law?), co-presenter with Jean-François De Rico, cybersecurity conference organised by the CyberSwat Group, Montréal, May 27, 2019.
2019 – “Recreational Cannabis Business in Canada: Legal Practice Points”, The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Law Series, April 11, 2019.
2019 – “Blockchain et cryptomonnaie : au-delà des mots à la mode” (Blockchain & Cryptocurrency: Beyond the Jargon), Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP), Montréal, January 24, 2019.
Since 2017 – Member of the IT committee of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada (CCIFC)
2009-2010 – V.P. Administration, McGill Law Students Association
Since 2018 – International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
Since 2018 – AJAVA (Association des Juristes pour l’Avancement de la Vie Artistique: an association of lawyers and other professionals in the arts and entertainment industry)
Since 2017 – Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH)