Michel Gélinas

Partner

Michel Gélinas

Michel Gélinas

Partner

Clients have described Michel as being exceptionally responsive, very experienced, practical and thoughtful.

Michel focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and corporate finance transactions. Michel regularly represents U.S., European and other international clients investing in Canada through M&A, joint ventures and greenfield operations, as well as Canadian clients investing abroad.

Earlier in his career, Michel practised corporate and securities law in New York.

Michel Gélinas

Partner

Clients have described Michel as being exceptionally responsive, very experienced, practical and thoughtful.

Michel focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and corporate finance transactions. Michel regularly represents U.S., European and other international clients investing in Canada through M&A, joint ventures and greenfield operations, as well as Canadian clients investing abroad.

Earlier in his career, Michel practised corporate and securities law in New York.

Speaking Engagement

Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting, “Coming To America – European M&A Deal Trends are Increasingly Found in U.S. Deals”; Washington, D.C.

Sept. 13, 2019

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Minority Exit Rights by Private Equity Investors in Privately Held Companies”; Vancouver, BC

Mar. 28, 2019

Article

Will Canada Finally End Up with a Securities and Exchange Commission?, co-author

Jan. 01, 2019 - State Regulation of Securities Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association)

Article

Private Equity in Canada: Market and Regulatory Overview, co-author

June 01, 2017 - Practical Law (Thomson Reuters)

Article

Venture Capital Investment in Canada: Market and Regulatory Overview, co-author

June 01, 2017 - Practical Law (Thomson Reuters)

Speaking Engagement

The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Annual Convention of Florida Bar, “International Business Expansion from the United States”; Orlando, FL

Feb. 01, 2017

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Spring Meeting, “Expanding Abroad From the United States - What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Business”; Montréal, QC

Apr. 08, 2016

Article

A Primer on Canadian Foreign Investment Rules including Recent Developments, co-author

Apr. 01, 2016 - Business Law Today (American Bar Association)

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Annual Meeting, “Managing Legal Risks in Multijurisdictional M&A Transactions”; Chicago, IL

Sept. 19, 2015

Article

Important Recent Amendments to Canadian Foreign Investment Rules

Aug. 01, 2015 - Middle Market Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association)

IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law

Who’s Who Legal: Corporate—M&A and Governance

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Agribusiness (Notable Practitioner)

Martindale-Hubbell—Distinguished rating for high professional achievement

Bar Admissions

Quebec, 1992

Education

University of Montreal, LLB, 1991
McGill University, MBA (Finance & International Business), 1994
University of Ottawa, BComm (Finance) (Cum Laude & Dean’s List), 1988

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Quebec MBA Association

Board Memberships

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, International Expansion and Cross-Border Transactions Subcommittee, co-chair
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Publications Board, former member

Clients have described Michel as being exceptionally responsive, very experienced, practical and thoughtful.

Michel focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital and corporate finance transactions. Michel regularly represents U.S., European and other international clients investing in Canada through M&A, joint ventures and greenfield operations, as well as Canadian clients investing abroad.

Earlier in his career, Michel practised corporate and securities law in New York.

Speaking Engagement

Chair, American Bar Association, Business Law Section Annual Meeting, “Coming To America – European M&A Deal Trends are Increasingly Found in U.S. Deals”; Washington, D.C.

Sept. 13, 2019

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, “Minority Exit Rights by Private Equity Investors in Privately Held Companies”; Vancouver, BC

Mar. 28, 2019

Article

Will Canada Finally End Up with a Securities and Exchange Commission?, co-author

Jan. 01, 2019 - State Regulation of Securities Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association)

Article

Private Equity in Canada: Market and Regulatory Overview, co-author

June 01, 2017 - Practical Law (Thomson Reuters)

Article

Venture Capital Investment in Canada: Market and Regulatory Overview, co-author

June 01, 2017 - Practical Law (Thomson Reuters)

Speaking Engagement

The Florida Bar, International Law Section, Annual Convention of Florida Bar, “International Business Expansion from the United States”; Orlando, FL

Feb. 01, 2017

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Spring Meeting, “Expanding Abroad From the United States - What You Don't Know May Hurt Your Business”; Montréal, QC

Apr. 08, 2016

Article

A Primer on Canadian Foreign Investment Rules including Recent Developments, co-author

Apr. 01, 2016 - Business Law Today (American Bar Association)

Speaking Engagement

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Annual Meeting, “Managing Legal Risks in Multijurisdictional M&A Transactions”; Chicago, IL

Sept. 19, 2015

Article

Important Recent Amendments to Canadian Foreign Investment Rules

Aug. 01, 2015 - Middle Market Committee Newsletter (American Bar Association)

IFLR1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Mergers and Acquisitions

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Corporate Lawyers

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, Mergers & Acquisitions

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Commercial Law; Corporate Mid-Market; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Law; Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity; Mergers and Acquisitions Law; Venture Capital Law

Who’s Who Legal: Corporate—M&A and Governance

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Agribusiness (Notable Practitioner)

Martindale-Hubbell—Distinguished rating for high professional achievement

Bar Admissions

Quebec, 1992

Education

University of Montreal, LLB, 1991
McGill University, MBA (Finance & International Business), 1994
University of Ottawa, BComm (Finance) (Cum Laude & Dean’s List), 1988

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
Quebec MBA Association

Board Memberships

American Bar Association, Business Law Section, International Expansion and Cross-Border Transactions Subcommittee, co-chair
American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Publications Board, former member