Sophie Amyot

Sophie practices in corporate law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial matters. She has extensive experience in advising buyers and sellers in local and international M&A transactions. She also acts for private equity and venture capital funds, as well as major institutional investors in connection with their portfolio investments and dispositions.

She works with emerging companies at all stages of their growth advising them on a wide variety of corporate matters, including financing, corporate reorganizations, governance and commercial matters.

Extremely dedicated to her clients, Sophie quickly understands the key issues and is focused on finding practical solutions. She is a rising star in Québec corporate law: her talent and expertise have been recognized by the Young Bar of Montreal, which named her Corporate Lawyer of the Year in 2018.

Very involved in the community, Sophie supports several causes that are close to her heart by being a member of the board of directors of foundations whose objectives are the development of low-income young single mothers, the promotion of health and the safeguarding of the environment.


Representative Work

  • 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 acquisition of Midwinter Entertainment, Inc.

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

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

  • Lattice Semiconductor

    Lattice Semiconductor in its acquisition of Mirametrix Inc.

  • Diversey

    Diversey acquires certain assets of Avmor

  • LIFT Digital Inc.

    LIFT Digital in its acquisition by LifeSpeak

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and FFL Partners agree to acquire New Look

  • Textron Inc.

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

  • Element AI

    Element AI in its acquisition by ServiceNow

  • Fresche Solutions

    Fresche Solutions in its acquisition by American Pacific Group

  • Messier, Savard & Associés Inc.

    Messier, Savard & Associés Inc. in its acquisition of Le Mirage golf club

  • ArcelorMittal

    ArcelorMittal Long Products Canada in its joint venture with Triple M Metal

  • TPG

    TPG in its submission of a stalking horse bid for Cirque du Soleil’s assets in partnership with Fosun, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Investissement Québec

  • Element AI Inc.

    Element AI in its $200 million Series B financing round

  • TeraXion Inc.

    TeraXion in its restructured share-capital and finalized succession plan with support from BDC Capital and CIBC

  • Caprion Biosciences Inc.

    Caprion Biosciences in its sale to Arsenal

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

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

  • Kersia

    Kersia, a portfolio company of French institutional investor Ardian, in its acquisition of Choisy Laboratories

  • Caprion Biosciences

    Caprion Biosciences in its acquisition of Primity Bio

  • Behaviour Interactive Inc.

    Behaviour Interactive Inc. in its strategic partnership agreement with GAEA Interactive Entertainment Co. Ltd.

  • Element AI Inc., in its USD$102 million Series A financing.
  • Caprion Biosciences Inc., in its recapitalization and acquisition by GHO Capital Partners LLP.
  • Les Studios Moment Factory Inc., in connection with loans granted by CDP Investments Inc. and from CDPQ Fixed Income II Inc. and a capital investment by CDP in a subsidiary of Moment Factory
  • TeraXion Inc., in its sale of its high-speed indium phosphide and silicium photonics technologies as well as its underlying intellectual property to Ciena Canada Inc. at a purchase price of US$32 million.
  • Radialpoint Safe Care Inc., in relation to the spin-out of Smooch Technologies Inc.
  • Radialpoint SafeCare Inc., in relation to its sale to AppDirect, Inc.
  • iNovia Capital, Real Ventures, BDC Capital, Cycle Capital, in several private equity and venture capital investments.
  • DataWind Inc., in connection with its $30 million initial public offering and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • iBwave Solutions Inc., in the sale of significant equity interest to Vicente Capital Partners, Farol Asset Management, LP and the New York State Common Retirement Fund.
  • Sphinx Resources Ltd., in relation to brokered and non-brokered private placements.
  • Richelieu Hardware Ltd., in relation to several acquisitions of the assets of Canadian corporations.
  • Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its financing and its commercial matters.

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update May 3, 2024

    BC Hydro’s request for proposals reinforces foundation for Indigenous participation in clean energy future

    We address the actions taken by power authorities across Canada to encourage Indigenous participation in new energy-generating projects.

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    BC Hydro’s request for proposals reinforces foundation for Indigenous participation in clean energy future
  • Webinar Apr 9, 2024

    Osler AI series: Key issues in M&A transactions for AI companies (part 2)

    A deep dive into large language models (LLMs) The next module in the Osler AI webinar series - key issues in M&A transactions for AI...

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    Osler AI series: Key issues in M&A transactions for AI companies (part 2)
  • Webinar Nov 23, 2023

    Osler AI series: Key issues in M&A transactions for AI companies

    Presenters Sam Ip and Sophie Amyot will consider the general AI M&A landscape and latest trends.

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    Osler AI series: Key issues in M&A transactions for AI companies

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Corporate/Commercial (Québec)
  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Corporate Law
  • Young Bar of Montreal (YBM), 2018: Named Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law.
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Youth Medal, 2012

Media Mentions

  • Osler News May 4, 2022

    Osler shortlisted for three ‘Deal of the Year’ M&A Awards 2022

    Osler is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for three “Deal of the Year” awards at the M&A Awards Gala 2022, reflecting our work...

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  • Osler News Feb 14, 2022

    Osler welcomes 17 new partners and 2 new counsel in 2022

    Osler is proud to announce the addition of 17 new partners and two new counsel across our offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa and...

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  • Osler News Feb 7, 2022

    2021 Osler Workshop: Design Sprint highlights legal innovation

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 Osler Workshop: Design Sprint!

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  • Osler News Nov 26, 2018

    Sophie Amyot named Lawyer of the Year for Corporate Law by Young Bar of Montréal

    Osler is proud to announce that Sophie Amyot was named Lawyer of the Year in the Corporate Law category at the 12th edition of the Young Bar of...

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Community Involvement

  • Foundation Mères avec pouvoir, board member
  • Foundation Prince Albert II de Monaco, board member of the Canadian branch
  • Foundation Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, board member

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 09/4/2024
Osler AI series: Key issues in M&A transactions for AI companies (part 2)
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speaker 23/11/2023
Osler AI series: Key issues in M&A transactions for AI companies
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Credentials

Education

  • Laval University, LL.B. (Dean’s Honour List, 2012)
  • University of Birmingham, Certificate in English Law

Languages

  • English
  • French

Professional Affiliations

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