Bernard Blouin practises business law and is Miller Thomson’s Practice Group Chair, Business Law. He was the Managing Partner of the firm’s Montréal office from 2015 to 2016. With more than 20 years of experience in corporate finance, venture capital, and commercial law, Bernard’s practice focuses on public sector debt financing, securities, venture capital financing and mergers and acquisitions.
He regularly represents debt issuers in their transactions on various markets worldwide. He also has extensive experience advising banks and financial institutions regarding various financing deals.
As part of his practice, Bernard has been an advisor to several technology companies on takeover bids and mergers and acquisitions in the United States and Canada. Furthermore, he represents many fast-growing high-tech companies.
Professional achievements & leadership
- Best Lawyers in Canada – Securities Law, 2018
- Transfer of a Business: How to Prepare for the Inevitable, Miller Thomson Business Law Conference, October 25, 2016
- Quebec’s Contribution to Canada’s G20 Commitments – New Rules Concerning Derivatives, Miller Thomson LLP, 2013
- Miller Thomson’s Practice Group Chair, Business Law and member of the National Executive Committee
Bar admissions & education
- Québec Bar, 1993
- B.C.L., LL.B., McGill University, 1992
- M.A., The Johns Hopkins University (School of Advanced International Studies), 1988
- International Diploma, Economics and Comparative Politics, The University of London (London School of Economics), 1985
- B.A., University of the South, Sewanee, 1984
Astronaut Julie Payette in conversation with Miller Thomson’s Kent Davidson
Miller Thomson had the privilege of welcoming renowned Canadian astronaut Julie Payette for a conversation with Chair Kent Davidson on Tuesday, March 10 as part of the firm’s International Women’s Day recognition. In an extraordinary gathering of staff and lawyers...
Miller Thomson lawyers participate at Startup Weekend Montreal
Miller Thomson is a premier sponsor at Startup Weekend Montreal. This event takes place at Concordia University from July 12 – 14, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://montreal.startupweekend.org
Normand D’Amour et Bernard Blouin agiront à titre de modérateurs lors d’une conférence sur les PPP le 14 mai prochain
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Bernard Blouin featured on Droit-Inc.com
Bernard Blouin, managing partner of Miller Thomson’s Montreal office, is interviewed by Dominique Tardif of Droit-Inc.com in an article entitled “Repenser les modèles de facturation.” In it, he discusses why he chose a career in law, what he would change...
Quebec’s Contribution to Canada’s G20 Commitments – New Rules Concerning Derivatives
Miller Thomson LLP
On November 14, 2013, the Quebec Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) published the final version of Regulation 91-506 respecting derivatives determination (Regulation 91-506) dealing with product determination and Regulation 91-507 respecting trade repositories and derivatives data reporting (Regulation 91-507) dealing with...
Arbec and co-developers begin construction of Quebec biocrude production facility with $76.5 million in government funding
Counsel to Arbec Forest Products Inc.
Caisse de dépôt invests $18 million in Moment Factory
Counsel to Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec