Bernard Roy

Lawyer, Partner - Quebec City

Québec Bar 1987
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Bernard Roy is a partner in the Quebec City office of Langlois lawyers. He focuses his practice in the areas of taxation, business law as well as the protection and transmission of estates and assets.

Bernard’s primary areas of activity include representation before the courts, negotiation of notices of assessment and draft assessments with tax authorities, tax and estate planning, estate settlement, testamentary and inter vivos trusts as well as providing income tax advice.  

He began his career in 1987 with the legislative branch of Revenu Québec. Since 1991, he has worked in private practice in taxation.

Representative Work

  • 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!



Other Publications

1996 à 2013 – Participant in drafting many of the summaries of provincial budgets for the APFF

2001 – “Canadian consideration with the repatriation of incomes generated in United States”, Florida-Quebec Forum, Florida Bar International Law Section and Quebec Bar Association

2000 – “Faire affaire en France : introduction à la fiscalité française” (Doing business in France: introduction to French taxation), French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canada – Quebec City



2016 – “Les modifications législatives relatives à la déduction pour petites entreprises” (Legislative amendments regarding the deduction for small businesses), Association de planification fiscale et financière

2016 – “Les méthodes alternatives de cotisation” (Alternative assessment methods), luncheon of the Association de planification fiscale et financière 

2015 – “Les règles fiscales applicables aux chercheurs postdoctoraux étrangers” (Taxation rules applicable to post-doctoral foreign researchers), Symposium on labour mobility, Association de planification fiscal et financière

2014 – “La rectification de transactions au Québec depuis les décisions AES et Riopel de la Cour suprême du Canada” (Rectifying transactions in Quebec following the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in AES and Riopel), as part of the business luncheon series of the Association de planification fiscal et financière

2014 – “L’administration fiduciaire n’est pas une mince affaire” (Administering a trust is no easy task), Symposium on trusts, Association de planification fiscale et financière

2013 – “Jurisprudence récente” (Recent case law), Estate-planning symposium: Successions viewed through the looking glass of a multi-disciplinary team, Association de planification fiscale et financière

2004 – “Les fiducies de protection d’actifs” (Asset Protection Trusts), Association de planification fiscale et financière


2010 to 2013 – Member of the board of directors of Enfants d’Orient et d’Occident

2010 to 2013 – Chair of the Conseil d’établissement des écoles Saint-Louis-de-France-Saint-Yves

2006 to 2013 – Member of the Conseil d’établissement des écoles Saint-Louis-de-France-Saint-Yves 

Professional Associations

Since 1998 – Member of the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF)
– Chair of the Quebec City region morning seminars committee
– Organizing member of tax seminars in the Quebec City region

Since 1996 – Member of the Canadian Tax Foundation

1996 to 2004 / Since 2016 – Member of the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Française au Canada – Québec

2013 to 2015 – Member of the Court of Quebec committee

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