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Marc-Alexandre Hudon

OFFICE

Montreal

DIRECT LINE

514-397-5642

E-MAIL

[email protected]

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LAW SCHOOL

McGill University

BAR ADMISSION

Québec, 2007




Biography

Marc-Alexandre Hudon practices in the Litigation and Business Law Groups of McCarthy Tétrault in Montréal. Mr. Hudon’s practice encompasses aboriginal law, commercial litigation, internal investigations and business integrity. He acts on behalf of clients in litigation, investigations and transactions relating to various industries, including the natural resource and infrastructure industries. He is also actively involved in the firm’s Africa Group.

Internal Investigations and Business Integrity

Mr. Hudon often represents companies in investigations relating to competition law (collusion, cartels), frauds and corruption.

Mr. Hudon has leading edge expertise in anti-corruption legislation, both at the national and international level. In this regard, he frequently acts as counsel to corporations and their boards of directors in developing strategies and policies to preserve the integrity of their business processes, including with respect to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

He has considerable experience regarding the rules pertaining to public procurement, including the Act 1, the Act Respecting Contracting with Public Bodies, the Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act and the Contract Management Policy of the City of Montréal. Mr. Hudon has advised numerous corporations in their efforts to obtain authorization from the Autorité des marchés financiers, Québec’s financial markets regulator. He has also acted as counsel in several litigations in connection with public procurement rules.

Examples of Mr. Hudon’s mandates include:

  • Acting for businesses from the transportation and infrastructure industries in the context of cartel allegations;
  • Acting for businesses in relation to internal investigations relating to allegations of fraud, anticompetitive conducts and corruption;
  • Acting for businesses in the context of search warrants executed by federal and provincial investigative authorities;
  • Strategic advice to officers and board of directors on policies to safeguard business integrity including updating codes of ethics;
  • Design of conformity programs and employee and officer training on competition law and the prevention of corruption for the pharmaceutical, natural resource and infrastructure industries;
  • Strategic advice to businesses on the integrity of business processes and the prevention of corruption, including the application of the Corruption of Foreign Officials Act in the negotiation of commercial agreements with foreign partners;
  • Conception and drafting of a framework to ensure the integrity of a procurement process managed by an Aboriginal economic development corporation;
  • Strategic advice to businesses on the procurement regime governing the establishment of commercial relationships with municipalities and public bodies in Québec and Canada;
  • Acting for businesses from the banking, energy, IT, infrastructure and real estate industries in their efforts to obtain authorization from the Autorité des marchés financiers to contract with municipalities and public bodies;

Aboriginal Law

Mr. Hudon advises Canadian and international clients on all aspects of Canadian aboriginal law, either in connection with business transactions, litigation, consultation and accommodation processes, treaties and the Indian Act. He also has experience creating and implementing co-ventures and other partnerships that qualify as Aboriginal businesses with First Nations in Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan and, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mr. Hudon has authored numerous articles and lectures on aboriginal law, energy law and natural resource law, in particular the following:

  • M.-A. Hudon, "Oil & Gas Development and Partnerships with Aboriginals", lecture presented at the conference " Business Partnerships with Aboriginal Communities", Canadian Institute, Montréal, February 11, 2015.
  • Quoted in "Ripples on the Land" par Kerry Banks, Listed: The Magazine for Canadian Listed Companies, vol. 6, no 1, February 2015.
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia : Comments and Perspectives", Québec Mining Association, Québec, December 10, 2014.
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Aboriginal Law 101: Understanding the Main Aboriginal Issues in light of the Judgment in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia", McCarthy Tétrault, Montréal, December 4, 2014.
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Building Efficient Partnerships with First Nations", Annual Conference of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Montréal, October 28, 2014;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "The Supreme Court of Canada Recognized the Existence of an Aboriginal Title!", Le Point: Natural Resources, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 2014;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 – Thoughts and Perspectives", Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, Montréal, September 15, 2014;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "The Sustainable Forest Development Act: some thoughts about the Consultation of Native Communities on the Occasion of its 1st Anniversary of Entry into Force", Le Point: Natural Resources, Vol. 2, No. 2, April 2014;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Building First Nation Economic Capacity Through Partnerships – Wind Power Case Study", Aboriginal Lands and Natural Resources forum, Insight, Toronto, April 28, 2014;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Negotiating Effective Partnerships with Aboriginals", McCarthy Tétrault, Montréal, December 5, 2013;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Infrastructure Financing Models with Aboriginal Partnership for Resource Development Projects", lecture presented at the Aboriginal Lands and Natural Resources Forum: From Debt Management to Wealth Management, Ottawa, May 29, 2013;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Injunctions in an Aboriginal Law Context", McCarthy Tétrault, Montréal, November 9, 2012;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "The Rights of Aboriginal Peoples and Economic Development Rationale", lecture presented at the 7th Aboriginal Forum, Montréal, September 29, 2011;
  • R. Morin and M.-A. Hudon, "New Issues in Aboriginal Law Addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada in the fields of Environment and Consultation Processes", lecture presented at the 6th Aboriginal Forum, Montréal, September 27, 2010;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "Consultation and Best Practices", lecture presented at a symposium entitled "Aboriginal Law: Consultation and Other Emerging Issues", Toronto, October 6, 2009;
  • A. Bigué and M.-A. Hudon, "Recent Judicial Developments Relating to Aboriginal Rights in the Context of Ontario’s Mining Act and its Reform", Lexology, 2008;
  • A. Bigué and M.-A. Hudon, "Protest Against Mining Exploration Lands Native Leaders in Jail", The Lawyers Weekly, April 18, 2008.

Commercial Litigation

Mr. Hudon regularly acts on behalf of clients in commercial litigation, specifically injunctions and complex proceedings. He has pleaded before the major courts in Québec, including the Superior Court, the Court of Québec and the Tribunal administratif du Québec.

Examples of mandates in which Mr. Hudon was involved include:

  • Acting for a tech business in the context of a $200 million class-action with respect to alleged fraudulent market manipulations;
  • Acting for banking institutions victims of fraud of various nature;
  • Acting for banking institutions with respect to complex injunction proceedings;
  • Acting for a forestry business in connection with an injunction to prevent an Aboriginal group from disrupting its timber harvesting activities;
  • Acting for a tech business with respect to a motion seeking the issuance of a search warrant under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act;
  • Acting for an infrastructure business with respect to injunction proceedings raising issues with respect to the Contract Management Policy of the City of Montréal;
  • Acting for businesses in litigation involving issues about the attribution of public contracts, including calls to tender;
  • Acting for owners in the context of construction law litigation.

Mr. Hudon has written numerous articles, several of which have been cited by the courts, including:

  • M.-A. Hudon, "Toward a Theory about Cross-Evidence Law in Québec Civil Law ", Preuve et procédure civile en bref, No. 3, September 2012;
  • M.-A. Hudon, "The Application of Sections 54.1 C.C.P. and Following in the Field of Professional and Medical Liability", Repères, February 2011, EYB2011REP1004;
  • M.-A. Hudon and F. Pérodeau, "The Prevention of Abusive Actions before Courts (Sections 54.1 and ss. of the Code of Civil Procedure)", Développements récents et tendances en procédure civile, Vol. 320, 2010;
  • J-.F. Lehoux and M.-A. Hudon, "Liability and Class Actions: a Difficult Coexistence? Cinquième colloque sur les recours collectifs – Actes de la formation juridique permanente 2010, Vol. 7, 2010.

Mr. Hudon holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance (BAA) from HEC Montréal, a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) and a Bachelor of Common Law (LLB) from McGill University. During his law studies, he was awarded several prizes in commercial law. He also holds two Master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science, one in International Employment Relations and Human Resources Management, the other in European Management. His Master’s thesis on the management of professional firms received the highest grade in his program. Mr. Hudon has also completed, with distinction, the Canadian Securities Course (CSC).

Mr. Hudon was called to the Québec Bar in 2007. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the HEC Montréal alumni association, the Academy of Management (International Management and Organizational Behaviour divisions) and the Young Bar Association of Montréal. He is also the treasurer and sits on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Canadian Music Centre (Québec).

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