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About Pascal

Pascal has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. He focuses on capital markets, venture capital, growth equity and private equity.

Pascal specializes in business law. He advises clients on private placements, fund formation, joint ventures, public offerings, going-private transactions, plans of arrangement, take-over bids, private M&A transactions and ESG. He frequently acts for issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange, as well as underwriters, emerging companies and investors.

Pascal has advised clients from a wide range of sectors, including technology, telecommunications, entertainment, life sciences, retail, energy and natural resources.

Clients recognize Pascal for his clear, efficient and focused approach.

Before joining Blakes, Pascal practised law at another national law firm.

He is fluent in both English and French.

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Pascal recently advised:

  • Desjardins Group on the close of a C$25-million Series B by Brim, a Canadian next-generation Fintech company and certified credit card issuer. The deal was co-led with US-based EPIC Ventures with strong participation from Canadian and US based investors

  • Investissement Québec in a C$150-million investment in Olymel L.P., a food company, to support its development and strengthen its competitiveness

  • Savaria Corporation in connection with its Canadian financing raised in support of its SEK2.9-billion (C$452-million) cash bid for Handicare Group AB; Savaria raised a total of approximately C$191-million in equity through a combination of a "bought deal" private placement of subscription receipts through a syndicate of underwriters led by National Bank Financial Inc., Desjardins Capital Markets, Scotiabank and TD Securities Inc., and a concurrent non-brokered private placement of subscription receipts with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, as shareholder of H20 Innovation Inc., in H20's going-private transaction with Ember SPV I Purchaser Inc.

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Investissement Québec and other participants on their investment in Inovia Capital's C$450-million backing of domestic tech champions

  • Allied Universal Security Services LLC on its US$5.3-billion take-over of G4S plc

  • Power Sustainable Capital Inc., a principal shareholder, in connection with the U.S. initial public offering through a special purpose acquisition company of Lion Electric Company, which listed on the NYSE and TSX

  • New Millennium Iron Corp. in connection with the completion of the reorganization of its relationship with TS Global Minerals Holdings Pte. Ltd., Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd. and TSMUK LTD

  • New Millennium Iron Corp. on the reverse take-over of Abaxx Technologies Inc., which subsequently started trading on the Neo Exchange Inc. in Canada in December 2020

  • Private Debt Partners Inc. in connection with the formation of a Senior Opportunities Debt Fund

Awards & Recognition

Pascal has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business – 2022–2024 (Corporate/Commercial)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2023–2024 (Capital Markets)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2024: Environment, Social & Governance (ESG), Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining; 2023–2024: Corporate Mid-Market, Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities, Private Equity)

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2024

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Mining 2023

  • IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial and Corporate Law Firms 2023 (Capital Markets: Equity, Private Equity, M&A)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Venture Capital Law)

  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada – 2022–2023 (Capital Markets)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Lexpert Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining – 2017–2019

Professional Activities

Pascal is a member of the Canadian Venture Capital Association's (CVCA) Private Capital Model Committee and Fund Formation Model Committee. He was also a member of the Advisory Committee of Quebec's Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), as well as of Quebec's 2010 Strategic Focus' advisory committee on the next generation of business leaders.

Pascal sits on the board of the Fondation du Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, as well as that of the Canadian Club of Montréal, of which he is also the president.


DESS (North American Common Law), Université de Montréal – 2004
Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 2000
LLB, Université de Montréal – 1999

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