Jean M. Gagné specializes in commercial and business law, specifically in mergers, acquisitions, as well as public and private financings in the mining industry. In addition to this, he negotiates major commercial contracts related to this field.
He has extensive experience in business transactions in the mining industry. Over the course of his 35-year career, he has participated in the finalization of financings and major transactions in this sector, and has played a key role in negotiating a number of sizable projects in Québec and elsewhere, including several cooperation agreements with First Nations. He possesses a thorough knowledge of legal regimes, especially the environmental legislation that applies in the territories that are covered by the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, as well as in those that are not. He also helped set up the complete legal framework for the construction of important mining projects both within and outside Canada. In the course of his practice, he has developed expertise in corporate governance. Finally, he has vast experience in the field of not-for-profit organizations, having represented many organizations in their restructuring and transaction projects.
Jean’s expertise is recognized domestically and internationally. He appears in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 editions of the directory Best Lawyers in Canada, in the natural resources category. He was also nominated as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the international directory Who's Who in Mining (2011, 2012 and 2013 editions).
Since 2014, Jean has been a member of the board of directors of Minalliance and became president of this board in 2014.