Diane Bertrand primarily practices business law, more particularly in mergers and acquisition of private companies and business assets. She has worked with food processing and food distribution businesses, software companies, manufacturing enterprises, as well as in the forestry, finance, insurance, engineering and in the accommodation and health care sectors.
Diane has years of experience with cooperatives and is therefore familiar with issues that are specific to their operations, including their governance. She has worked on significant equity financings of major Québec cooperatives by institutional investors and on multi-jurisdictional mergers of cooperatives.
Diane accompanies growing businesses and institutional investors in the implementation of debt and equity financings. In that respect, she was recently involved in many initiatives supporting female entrepreneurship.
Diane is an active member of the International Bar Association as officer of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee. She regularly represents foreign investors coming to Canada, and has implemented complex corporate restructurings affecting many jurisdictions simultaneously.
Within the firm, Diane Bertrand spearheads the group of lawyers specializing in private transactions in Québec and coordinates the firm’s national efforts involving cooperatives and mutuals.