Lawyer, Partner - Québec
Jean-Simon Deschênes is a partner in the business law group in Langlois lawyers’ Quebec City office. He represents corporations and institutions in business transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and financing.
He has advised and supported many Canadian and foreign clients in a wide range of transactions in the fields of technology, entertainment, intellectual property, bank financing and professional services.
Certificate, Introduction to Chinese Law, China University of Political Science and Law (Beijing), 2006
LL.B., Laval University, 2001
Rankings & Recognitions
Fidéides Award for Business Event of the Year, Quebec City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2017
Event of the Year Prize, Quebec City Ambassadors’ Club, 2017
Personality of the Week Le Soleil / Radio-Canada, 2016
Areas of Practice
Financing – Security in Canada and the United States
Advised and represented a Canadian bank in connection with the extension of credit in the form of a $900,000 term loan to a Quebec SMB with a US subsidiary. Worked together with a Vermont law firm to obtain a $900,000 guarantee from the US subsidiary as well as a general security agreement charging all its assets.
Litigation – Seizure in Revendication
Urgent court proceeding on behalf of an unpaid vendor who no longer had access to the goods sold, in order to obtain an order of seizure-in-revendication allowing the seller to retake the goods wherever they may be.
2011 – Co-author, “Du souper de famille aux assemblées annuelles des actionnaires : les meilleures pratiques pour la gouvernance des entreprises familiales” (From Family Dinner to Annual Shareholders’ Meeting: Best Governance Practices for Family-Owned Businesses)”, Bulletin d’information juridique à l’intention des entrepreneurs et des décideurs, No. 9, June 1, 2011
2011 – Co-author, “Nouveau régime québécois des sociétés par actions” (New Regime for Quebec Business Corporations), Bulletin d’information juridique à l’intention des entrepreneurs et des décideurs, No. 4, February 1, 2011
2016 – Structures corporatives et financement : le point de vue d’un avocat sur les avantages de la société par actions (Corporate Structures and Financing: the Benefits of Incorporating from a Lawyer’s Point of View), Centre de droit économique, Faculty of Law, Laval University
2016 – Congress Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Junior Chamber International’s World Congress
2009 to 2012 – President of Jeunes Philanthropes de Québec
2008 – President of Canadian Junior Chamber