Jean-Philippe Bertrand

Jean-Philippe is an associate in our Montreal office and is a member of the firm’s Business Law Department. He has been listed as a One to Watch - Mergers and Acquisitions in Best Lawyers in Canada. Jean-Philippe practices corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. He has experience acting for private and public issuers, financial institutions, investment funds and investment banks, as well as for industry leaders in a range of sectors, including technology, retail, gaming, cannabis, energy and gas, life sciences, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.


Representative Work

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

    Behaviour Interactive Inc. in its acquisition of SockMonkey Studios Ltd.

  • Neptune Wellness Solutions

    Neptune Wellness Solutions in the $5.15M sale of its cannabis business to PurCann Pharma

  • Québecor

    Québecor and its wholly-owned subsidiary Videotron Ltd. in their $2.85 billion acquisition of Freedom Mobile Inc. from Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

    Behaviour Interactive Inc. in its equity financing with NetEase and Haveli

  • The sellers

    Quatro Air Technologies in its acquisition by Absolent Air Care Group

  • Advanced Personnel Management

    Advanced Personnel Management in their A$972 million IPO and listing on the ASX

  • LIFT Digital Inc.

    LIFT Digital in its acquisition by LifeSpeak

  • Haivision Systems Inc.

    Haivision Systems Inc. in its acquisition of CineMassive Displays, LLC

  • The Underwriters

    The underwriters in D-BOX Technologies’ $5.75 million bought deal public offering

  • The Underwriters

    The underwriters in connection with Calian Group’s $79.7 million bought deal public offering of common shares.

  • Textron Inc.

    Textron Inc. in its sale of TRU Simulation Inc + Training Inc., to CAE Inc. for US$40 million

  • Haivision Systems Inc.

    Haivision Systems Inc. in its Initial Public Offering

  • PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

    PyroGenesis Canada Inc. in its $12 million bought deal and graduation to the TSX

  • Madison Dearborn Partners

    Madison Dearborn Partners in its acquisition of the APM Group International

  • Abacus Health Products Inc.

    Abacus Health Products in its acquisition by Charlotte’s Web

  • The Stars Group Inc.

    The Stars Group Inc. in its US$15 billion business combination with Flutter Entertainment plc

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

    Behaviour Interactive Inc. in its strategic partnership agreement with NetEase Games

  • Abacus Health Products Inc.

    Abacus Health Products in its $34 million financing

  • CAE Inc.

    CAE Inc. in its acquisition of Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Training (BAT) business for US$645 million

  • Abacus Health Products, Inc.

    Abacus Health Products in its going public transaction by way of a reverse takeover, US$15 million concurrent financing and listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange


Community Involvement

  • Member of the management and development committee of the non-profit organization Les Carabins (downhill skiing)

Credentials

Education

  • University of Montreal, LL.B.
  • China University of Political Science and Law

Languages

  • French
  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Young Bar Association of Montréal
  • Canadian Bar Association