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McCarthy Tétrault Leaders Lunch

Tech firms: Global trends and impact on trade




  • Jean Charest is a Partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Montréal office. He provides invaluable expertise to the firm’s clients with his in-depth knowledge and experience with public policy, corporate Canada and international matters. As a strategic advisor with a unique perspective, he supports the firm’s clients on complex transactions, projects and international mandates, as they navigate the global business environment. Jean Charest was Premier of Québec from 2003 to 2012. He was the first leader in 50 years to win three consecutive elections. As Premier of Québec, he played a major role in convincing Canada and the European Union to negotiate a broad economic partnership. 
  • Me Charles Morgan is the national leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Information Technology Law Group and co-leader of the firm’s national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group. He is also a member of the Financial Technology Group (FinTech). His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial transactions in the tech sector. More specifically, he has expertise in mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, cloud computing, financial technologies, licensing, e-commerce, data protection and telecommunications. He is ranked as a leading Canadian technology lawyer in the latest edition of Chambers Canada and in all editions since 2010 of Chambers Global

  • Patrick Lauzière is Vice-President, Technology & Development, of Orange Traffic. After beginning his career with Honeywell and travelling the world, he started up and sold a fleet management company, and then joined Orange Traffic as a partner and VP. An engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for technology, he dedicates himself to improving the lives of city dwellers through the creation of intelligent, innovative infrastructure. He is the brain behind the Intersect platform, which includes a distributed operating system and a full partners ecosystem to speed up deployment of new technologies, including connected and autonomous vehicles using existing urban infrastructure.