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Patrick Boucher is a partner in our Business Law Group in Montréal and co-head of the firm's National Capital Markets Practice. Mr. Boucher practices in the areas of securities and corporate law, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, take-over bids and public financings.

He has acted as counsel to issuers and underwriters in various public offerings (including initial public offerings) and private placements of publicly listed issuers. He has also participated in numerous take-over bids and going-private transactions of publicly listed issuers, and has acted as counsel to independent committees in connection with various transactions.

He has participated in numerous M&A transactions involving public and private companies, including many cross-border transactions.

Mr. Boucher received the 2017 Client Choice award for his leadership in general corporate in Québec from Lexology. He has been nominated by his peers as one of the world's leading practitioners in Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada in the International Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers, since the 2011 edition. He also appears in the last edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, a guide to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leading lawyer in the areas of corporate commercial law, corporate mid-market, corporate finance & securities, mergers & acquisitions and private equity, and since 2010 as a leading lawyer in the area of biotechnology. He is also listed in the current editions of The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada, and The Legal 500 - Canada.  

Mr. Boucher received his BBA (Finance) from the École des hautes études commerciales of Montréal in 1991. He successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course of the Canadian Securities Institute in 1992. He received his LLB from the Université de Montréal in 1994 and was called to the Québec bar in 1996. In March 1999, he completed a six-month articling position at the Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec, where he worked as an analyst within the capital market department.

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