Davies Welcomes Michel Gélinas

Davies is pleased to announce that Michel Gélinas has joined the firm as a partner in our Montréal office. Michel’s practice focuses on advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and corporate finance, both in Canada and internationally.

“Michel’s reputation as a leading practitioner providing exceptional business-focused advice to his Canadian, U.S. and international clients strengthens our firm’s ability to counsel clients on cross-border and international transactions,” said Philippe Johnson, Managing Partner, Montréal.

“I am excited by the opportunity to bring my cross-border experience to Davies and to grow my practice in a firm known for, among other things, its client-centric approach to the delivery of the highest quality legal services,” said Michel.

Well-recognized as a pre-eminent practitioner in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and corporate law, Michel is consistently ranked in a number of publications, including Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Martindale-Hubbell.


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