Mergers & Acquisitions

The Langlois lawyers Mergers and Acquisitions team has developed specific expertise on the issues that arise in a transaction, such as during the negotiation or due diligence process. We advise clients on mergers and acquisitions in numerous industries and are entrusted with many different types of projects. We represent small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as multinational companies.

Our services focus on the following aspects:

  • Advice regarding all applicable provisions of the Charter of the French Language to ensure that businesses coming to Quebec are compliant;
  • Advice regarding board of directors governance in public or private transactions;
  • Approval process with governing authorities;
  • Assistance with public offerings and private placements;
  • Defences against takeovers;
  • Disputed transactions, including hostile takeovers and proxy fights;
  • Drafting all related agreements, such as employment agreements for executives and senior managers, options to purchase shares, and stock option plans;
  • Drafting relevant agreements and negotiation of outsourcing issues in various sectors;
  • Drafting shareholder agreements;
  • Family business transfers;
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships;
  • Management buyouts;
  • Mergers and acquisitions of private and public companies;
  • Negotiation and drafting of various agreements in restructuring, mergers, and takeovers;
  • Participation in the creation of joint ventures;
  • Public and private merger and acquisition financing;
  • Purchase and sale of assets and shares in various sectors;
  • Recapitalization;
  • Starting a business here or in another country with the intent of coming to Canada;
  • Venture capital and equity financing, and commercial loan financing.