Lawyer Profile Detail



Frédéric Cotnoir

OFFICE

Montréal

DIRECT LINE

514-397-4407

E-MAIL

fcotnoir@mccarthy.ca

V-CARD

LAW SCHOOL

Queen's University
University of Sherbrooke

BAR ADMISSION

Québec, 1999




Biography

Mr. Cotnoir is a Partner in the firm’s Business Law Group in Montréal. His practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and the regulation of financial institutions. Mr. Cotnoir acted as counsel to issuers and underwriters in various public offerings (including initial public offerings) and private placements of publicly listed issuers. In the area of mergers and acquisitions, he participated in a variety of significant transactions, acting for both buyers and sellers of public and private companies, including numerous take-over bids and going-private transactions of publicly listed issuers. Mr. Cotnoir also advises a number of Canadian public companies on continuous disclosure obligations, governance issues and acts for a number of financial institutions in connection with their capital market activities and regulatory affairs. He was recognized by the 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in the corporate finance and securities sector. Mr. Cotnoir was also designated in 2012 as one of the Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40. In 2013, he is recognized as a leading practitioner in his area of expertise by Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 lawyers in Canada.

Mr. Cotnoir received his BA in civil law from the University of Sherbrooke in 1997 and his bachelor’s degree in common law (BCL) from Queen’s University in 1999. He also received a master’s degree (MSc) in law and accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences in 2003. While at the University of Sherbrooke and the Québec Bar School, Mr. Cotnoir was awarded the Albert Leblanc Medal and the Québec Bar Medal (Sherbrooke Centre). He is a member of the Québec Bar and a member of the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Cotnoir was called to the Québec bar in 1999.

Publications


News


Transactions & Cases


Our Firm


 
McCarthy Tétrault delivers integrated business law, tax, real property, labour and employment, and litigation services nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal, Québec City and London, UK.
Read