Nathalie Beauregard

Nathalie Beauregard

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: Emerging and High Growth Companies

Key Contact: Artificial Intelligence

Contact Information

nbeauregard@osler.com

tel: 514.904.8121

Office

Montréal

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.

Language(s)

English, French

Nathalie is a partner that specializes in business law. With over 30 years of experience, Nathalie is responsible for the emerging and high growth companies group in the Montreal office. She has developed recognized expertise in technology, life sciences and green tech. Nathalie's clients benefit not only from her in-depth knowledge of these various sectors but also of the major players and stakeholders. Nathalie’s expertise has been largely recognized by the industry. She has been favourably ranked over the years in biotechnology and information technology law by renowned publications such as Lexpert. Best Lawyers has named her “Lawyer of the year” in Information Technology Law in its 2022 edition.

Nathalie’s practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financing, venture capital, government contracts, joint ventures, licensing and collaboration agreements. She also serves as de facto counsel to privately held companies in the technology sector, providing legal advice on various matters such as raising capital and financing, negotiating commercial agreements, employment law and IP. Nathalie also advises prominent international companies, including franchise systems, on many aspects of their operations.

Nathalie serves on various boards of directors including, that of the Accélérateur de création d’entreprises technologiques (ACET). Recognized for her proactivity and her commitment, and appreciated for her goal-centred vision, Nathalie is a sought-after business partner who offers tangible and focused advice geared to the market. Nathalie is also a member of the board of Réseau Capital and of Directors of the Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec (MAIN).

Nathalie has received significant industry recognition, including recognition from Best Lawyers and Lexpert, where she is listed and repeatedly recommended in the Biotechnology and Information Technology areas.

    • A number of companies in the industry of life sciences particularly in the context of their mergers, fundings, strategic alliances and other agreements related to their clinical studies and research agreements;
    • A number of companies that develop and market clean technologies as part of their financing, marketing and joint venture agreements
    • Several domestic and foreign investment funds as part of various risk capital investments in the technology and life sciences sectors;
    • Major players in the video game industry, in their negotiation of complex strategic alliances;
    • Online service providers on issues related to cross-border data on public sector clients;
    • Clients, in connection with many government procurement topics, including integration projects;
    • Clients, in connection with various online services including computer data protection and management and control tools;
    • Anges Québec and Accelerateur de création d’entreprises through the creation of their funds;
    • Intermunicipal boards of municipalities as part of tender process for the creation of limited partnerships and the creation of such partnerships for the operation of wind farms in Quebec and for the negotiation of commercial agreements;
    • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), in transactions that occurred in the context of relief measures to support start-ups impacted by the effects of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic.

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Life Sciences: Corporate/Commercial – Nationwide (Band 3)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Biotechnology; Corporate Commercial Law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Biotechnology Law; Corporate Law; Information Technology Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Technology Law; "Lawyer of the Year", Information Technology Law (2022)
  • LMG Life Sciences: Leading Lawyer (Financial & Corporate)

  • Réseau Capital, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Accélérateur de création d'entreprises technologiques (" ACET "), Board Member
  • Réseau Anges Québec, Board of Directors, 2008 to 2012
  • Galerie d’art d'Outremont; Board Member and Vice-President, 2011 to 2018
  • Arion Baroque Orchestra, Ambassador
  • Fondation du Barreau du Québec and Fondation de recherche en administration de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Governor
  • Fondation Armand-Frappier; member of the Organization Committee for 2014 and 2018 “Fête Champêtre”

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Association of Québec Women in Finance
  • Canadian Venture Capital Association
  • Canadian Information Technologies Law Association
  • Board of Directors of the Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec (MAIN)

  • Nathalie participated as moderator on January 21, 2020 for the first workshop of the "Governance" Trilogy organized by the AFFQ.
  • Nathalie participated on April 19, 2018 in a Venture Capital Panel: Four Ingredients of Success organized by JMSB Alumni & YCIF.
  • Nathalie gave on February 20, 2017 a conference on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Will Montreal be the next Silicon Valley?” organized by McGill Law Journal.
  • Nathalie gave on November 2, 2015 a conference on “Limitations of Liability Provisions” organized by Osler/ACC.
  • 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.
  • 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 2010 on “ 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, 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.