New York (1990)
- McGill University, LL.B.
- McGill University, B.C.L.
English, French, Arabic
Shahir is the firm's national Co-Chair and a member of the firm’s Partnership Board. He was Managing Partner of the Montréal office for 7 years prior to becoming national Co-Chair. He has over 25 years of experience. He is a leading M&A, private equity and corporate finance lawyer in the Canadian market. His private equity and venture capital experience includes advising funds on their domestic and cross-border portfolio investments and divestitures and on their fund formations. He acts for a number of the country’s most successful technology and biotechnology companies. He is among the most recognized individuals in the fields in which he practices.
Shahir is on the Board of Directors of the Business Development Bank of Canada and the board of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal. He also 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.
Shahir has received significant industry recognition, including Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016-2017, where he is recognized in the area of Corporate/Commercial (Québec). He has also received top rankings in eight categories of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (including M&A, corporate finance, private equity, corporate mid-market, corporate commercial, technology, computer & IT law and biotechnology), and Lawyer of the Year honours in biotechnology by The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2017. Shahir is also recognized by IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2016-2017, in the area of Investment Funds. He was also named Montreal Technology Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2015.