Manon Gauthier

Manon Gauthier  


Executive Summary

Manon Gauthier is a partner in our business and commercial group. She focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and health and life sciences.

Manon acts as lead lawyer in acquisitions and sales of private corporations, capital investments and joint ventures, and has led or participated in transactions in several industry sectors, such as health and pharmaceutical, biotechnology, telecommunications, information technology, energy, transportation, engineering and food.

Manon also acts as counsel for public healthcare establishments, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies, private corporations involved in the healthcare sector and healthcare professionals.

Representative Work

  • Advises public healthcare establishments on the regulatory and commercial aspects of their operations.
  • Advises research institutes with respect to their clinical research projects.
  • Participated in transactions in the field of dentistry and veterinary medicine.
  • Advises senior residences' owners and operators with respect to the development and acquisition of seniors' housing residences.
  • Involved in the acquisition by Famar Group of a division of a Canadian pharmaceutical company.
  • Involved in the acquisition of a 50% undivided interest in Montreal's 2.6 million square foot Quartier DIX30 South Shore Retail Centre, Canada's second largest shopping centre, including assumptions of existing financings.
  • Involved in the sale by the shareholders of Harmonium Corporation to the Lallemand Group.  
  • Lead counsel for venture capital funds, including BDC Capital Inc. and the Fonds de solidarité FTQ in several venture capital transactions.
  • Assisted Bell Canada in the acquisition of Le Groupe Créatech.
  • Assisted Bell Canada and the managers of the Bell Nordiq Income Fund with the Fund's $326-million initial public offering.
  • Involved in the sale of La Ronde by the City of Montreal to the US corporation Six Flags.
  • Advised pharmaceutical companies in major commercial projects involving health professionals.
  • Involved in developing the corporate structure of and concluding commercial agreements relating to hydroelectric and wind farm projects.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker on directors' and officers' liability at the training program offered by the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.
  • Speaker at various conferences for business lawyers and BLG colleagues on subjects such as mergers and acquisitions and legal due diligence.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2017, 2016 and 2015 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Private Equity).
  • Recognized in the 2012 edition of PLC Which Lawyer (Life Sciences: Corporate and Commercial law).