André Dufour

Regional Managing Partner, Montréal

Montréal
ADufour@blg.com
514.954.2526

André practices business law with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. He advises businesses from various industries about their commercial activities and transactions of all kinds.

He has acted for Canadian and international companies in complex mergers and acquisitions.

He has also represented companies in a broad range of transactions, including:

  • corporate reorganizations
  • joint ventures
  • financing (especially venture capital and private equity transactions)
  • drafting and negotiation of various types of commercial contracts

In addition to his practice, André is the Regional Managing Partner of the Montréal office and a member of BLG’s National Management Committee.

He is also actively involved in many cultural and community organizations.

Experience

  • Shareholders of Harmonium Corporation in its sale to the Lallemand Group.
  • Aéroports de Montréal in a joint venture for the purchase and management of a major real estate portfolio.
  • Université de Montréal in an international technology marketing project.
  • JTI-MacDonald in various international corporate reorganisations.
  • Carrier (UTC) in the sale of its Dettson division.
  • Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Fondactions CSN and Desjardins in the acquisition of Groupe Atis Inc.
  • L.A.C. International in the acquisition of an agro-food business.
  • Courchesne Larose in the acquisition of companies in Canada and the United States.
  • Equifax in a project to establish a subsidiary in France.
  • Parrish & Heimbecker in the sale of a division to Exceldor.
  • Groupe Artelia (France) in a transaction involving the acquisition of a consulting engineering firm.
  • Famar Group in the acquisition of a division of a Canadian pharmaceutical company.
  • Tecalemit Group in an acquisition in the aviation industry.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Officer, International Bar Association (Co-Chair, M&A Section)
  • Member, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Acquisition Council, Hirshhorn Museum (Washington)
  • Chair of the Board, Léger Foundation
  • Board Member, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
  • Member of the Acquisition Committee (Canadian Art), Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Board Member, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation
  • Board Member, Compagnie Marie Chouinard

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2018 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Mid-Market, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2013) of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate Law). Also selected in the 2019 edition (and since 2018) (Mergers & Acquisitions Law).
  • Recognized in 2017 as "one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada" by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
  • Recognized as a 2017 Acritas Star.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 1985
  • LL.B., Université de Montréal, 1984