Shahir is the managing partner of the Montréal office, and formerly a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and private equity/venture capital (including in the areas of technology and life sciences). He acts for many private equity funds in their portfolio investments and divestitures and for corporations and investment banks in connection with corporate finance transactions. Shahir has extensive expertise in cross-border M&A and private equity fund formation. He is a director of the Business Development Bank of Canada and sits on the boards of several other companies and was Co-Chair of Réseau Capital (Québec’s private equity and venture capital association) between 2010 and 2013.