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François Amyot






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Université Laval


Québec, 1980


François Amyot is a partner in our Business Law Group in our Montréal and Québec City offices. He is also the national leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Agribusiness Group. Mr. Amyot’s practice focuses on the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and related commercial matters. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in management buy-outs, transfer of family-owned businesses, recapitalizations and corporate reorganizations involving technology and medium-sized businesses.

Mr. Amyot is a member of the firm’s Technology Group and of the firm’s Private Transaction Group, working with national and international clients in various industries. He has solid experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Amyot also provides legal services in a wide range of mandates to private and public companies in the Canadian mid-market.

Mr. Amyot is involved with a number of private equity and venture capital investors. His experience includes setting up several investment funds, as well as acting for both corporate and investors in private equity and venture capital transactions.

Mr. Amyot has a leading practice and provides advice to numerous businesses involved in the technology sector. He is a registered trade-mark agent and an officer and member of the board of directors of various companies. Mr. Amyot received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2010.

Since 2003, Mr. Amyot has been profiled in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, a comprehensive guide of leading law firms and practitioners in Canada, as a leader in corporate commercial law, private equity, corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions. He also appears as "repeatedly recommended" for technology transaction and "most frequently recommended" for corporate mid-market work, and is featured in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as one of a select group of leading lawyers in Canada in corporate mid-market. In the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, Mr. Amyot received "Lawyer of the Year" honours in the practice area of Securities Law for Montreal. He also appears as a leading lawyer in mergers & acquisitions law, securities law, structured finance law, technology law and corporate law of the same edition.

Mr. Amyot is also involved in amateur sports both as advisor to athletes and as member of board of directors of various organizations involved in sports. He is also chairman of the board of director of Carrefour International de théâtre de Québec Inc.

Mr. Amyot was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1980.



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