Nathalie  Beauregard

Nathalie Beauregard, Partner, Corporate

Contact Information

  • tel: 514.904.8121
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Bar Admission

Québec, 1989 ; New York, 1989

Education

  • HEC (Paris) and New York University (Stern), M.B.A.
  • McGill University, B.C.L., LL.B.

Office

Montréal

Language(s)

English, French

Biography

Nathalie is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Her practice focuses on financings, mergers and acquisitions transactions and strategic commercial matters. She acts for a broad spectrum of companies including businesses established to commercialize newly acquired technologies. Her practice also includes negotiating and advising in respect of national and international strategic alliances, joint ventures, licensing, distribution, development research, government contracts, procurement, franchising and other similar commercial arrangements. She regularly helps businesses create employment arrangements for their employees and senior executives and advises companies and boards of directors on their executive hires and terminations.

As an adviser to many venture capital funds, Nathalie has been involved in numerous cross-border private financings and mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Nathalie is also a founding member of Réseau Anges Québec.

Notable Matters

  • Publicis Group in the purchase of an interest in Le Groupe BCP Ltd.
  • SCL ElementsInc. in its sale to Schneider Electric Buildings, LLC.
  • Teraxion Inc. in the purchase of assets of Cogo Optronics Group Inc.
  • Lipso Systems Inc. in its sale to Transcontinental Inc.
  • Topigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. in its sale to Pharmaxis Ltd. of Australia and its concurrent financing.
  • Victhom Human Bionics Inc. in its transfer of all of its assets of Neurobionix division to a newly created joint venture with a concurrent total equity investment by Otto Bock of $30 million in the joint venture and the negotiation of its distribution agreement with Otto Bock.
  • Resonant Medical Inc. in its sale to Elekta AB (publ) in its financing, licensing and distribution agreements as well as all corporate or employment and labour matters.
  • Accélération de création d’entreprises technologiques Inc. and Anges Québec, in the creation of their funds.
  • Régie municipale de l’énergie Gaspésie – Iles-de-la-Madeleine in relation to the formation of a limited partnership in order to operate wind farms in Québec and in its commercial matters.
  • Accedian Networks Inc., AngioChem Inc., Calevia Inc., Inocucor Technologies Inc., Kaneq Pharma Inc., Leap Medical Inc., Leap Medical Lab Inc., Resonant Medical Inc., Yotta Yotta Inc. and Ywire Technologies Inc., in its canadians and crossborders financing.
  • Caxton Advantage Life Sciences Fund LP, Rho Capital Ventures Inc.,Braemar Energy Inc., Cycle Capital Inc., Fonds de solidarité du Québec, Real Ventures and Fondaction CSN, in its private financing.
  • metix inc., Ambrilia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Laboratoires Casen Fleet S.L.U., Argex Titane Inc., Bausch & Lomb Inc., Landis+Gyr, Milestone Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Leap Medical Lab Inc., Behaviour Interactive Inc., KapCharge Inc. and Beyond the Rack Inc., in its commercial agreements.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Association of Québec Women in Financial, member of the Development and professional advancement committee from 2005 to 2011
  • Association of MBA of Québec
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Canadian Information Technologies Law Association

Industry Recognition

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Technology and Biotechnology Transactions

Publications/Events/Education

  • Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, volume 14, no. 11, March 2014 : « Can you carry out Bitcoins activities in Canada without legal risks? »
  • Osler Insights: A Blog on Technology, Innovation and Outsourcing, December 17, 2013 – “Can you carry out Bitcoins activities in Canada without legal risks ”.
  • Nathalie gave on November 5, 2013 a conference - on “Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions : The Perspective of a Venture Capital Investor " organized by Osler/ACC.
  • Osler Review – Franchise Review, October 1, 2013. “Francising in Courts – 9150 Québec Inc. c. Franchises Cora Inc. : Developments on Disclosure Obligations in Québec ”.
  • Health Law in Canada, volume 33 no. 1, August 2012. Proposed changes to pharmacy act will clarify the scope of activities that can be performed by pharmacists”, written in collaboration with Carine Bouzaglou and Timour Breslavski.
  • Osler Review – Franchise Review, May 2011.Gift Card Legislation Introduced in Québec ”.
  • Nathalie gave on February 21, 2011 a conference at the University of Sherbrooke (MBA / Entrepreneurship) , on “ Cours introductif sur le droit des compagnies ” and was speaker at “  Journées d’études fiscales “ organized by the Canadian Tax Foundation, McGill University and the Canadian Bar Association in June 2010on “ Les conventions entre actionnaires, aspects corporatifs et fiscaux “ . The text of the conference has been published by the Canadian Tax Foundation in TaxFind Online.
  • Osler Review – Franchise Review, May 2010. ”Amendments to the consumer protection legislation”.
  • Osler Review– Franchise Review, November 12, 2009. “National Assembly introduces Integrity in Public Contracts Act ”.
  • Osler Review – Franchise Review, October 2009. “The Charter of the French language and websites ”.
  • Nathalie regularly gives workshops on term sheets for group of investors.

Pro Bono/Community Work

  • Nathalie has been a member of the board of directors of Réseau Anges Québec from 2008 to 2012.
  • Nathalie is a member of the board of directors of Accélérateur de création d'entreprises technologiques ("ACET"), since 2010 and of the board of directors of Galerie d’art d'Outremont since 2011.
  • Nathalie is an ambassador of Arion Baroque Orchestra and was a member of the board of directors of the Arion Baroque Orchestra Foundation from 2007 to 2010.
  • Nathalie seats on advisory committees of several start-up companies.
  • Nathalie is Governor of the "Fondation du Barreau du Québec" and of the "Fondation de recherche en administration de l’Université de Sherbrooke".
  • Nathalie has been and is a member of the organizational committee of the " Fête Champêtre 2013 and 2014 " of the “Fondation Armand-Frappier”.
  • Mentor at McGill Faculty of Law Alumni Mentor.
  • Nathalie has been doing pro bono work with Club de ski de compétition Bromont since the beginning of 2013.