blue HF represented KTB Ventures, a Korean investor, in a $25 million financing of Kinova, a Canadian company that designs and manufactures robotic solutions.
After having spent many years studying and practicing law in the City of Lights (aka Paris), in technology groups of large British and American firms, moving to Montreal was an obvious career choice when my wife (a Montreal native) told me it was time to seek new adventures. After a five year ride in the business law and technology groups of McCarthy Tétrault, I became convinced that practicing in a smaller, street-smart legal environment was the way to go. I landed at blue HF in 2010 and have loved every single moment of it since. My partners and colleagues are extremely talented, professional, and we also share the same values. This makes my blue HF experience a dream come true for a lawyer who tries, on the side, to cope with the exciting (and often daunting) challenges of my beautiful family of 4 kids.
From the blue HF staff: Not only is Julien our beloved managing partner, a great tech and corporate lawyer and our resident musician, but he also serves as our CWO (Chief Wine Officer) of great talent !
|Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Paris)
|Clifford Chance (Paris)
|Latham & Watkins (Paris)
Paris XI University, LLM. in Technology Law (DESS, Droit du numérique et des nouvelles techniques)
McGill University, LL.M (Institute of Comparative Law)
Paris V University, B.C.L. magna cum laude (maîtrise en droit privé, mention bien)
Member of the Quebec bar since 2005
Member of the Paris bar (2000-2011)
I joined blue HF as an associate in 2013 after relocating to Montreal with my family. I began my legal career as an articling student and lawyer at LaBarge Weinstein LLP in Ottawa, Ontario. There my practice focused on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate/commercial law.
At blue HF I continue to work with companies at the startup stage through to SMEs, advising them on incorporation, private debt and equity financing matters, M&A transactions as well as day to day corporate issues that arise. I also have years of experience advising investment funds in their portfolio investment transactions.
When not at work you can find me passing the time with my two amazing young sons, cooking up a storm or training for 1/2 marathons.
|LaBarge Weinstein LLP
Articling Student and Lawyer
Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Ontario
Bachelor of Laws (2007)
University of Guelph, Ontario
Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing Management Major (2003)
Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) since 2008
Holder of a temporary permit from the Barreau du Québec since 2013
Descours & Cabaud announces the acquisitions of Canadian Northern Safety, a company specialized in personal protection equipment, based in Barrie, Ontario. blue HF represented Descours & Cabaud.
Canadian technology leaders TekSavvy and CloudOps announce that they have partnered to scale up cloud.ca. blue HF acted for cloud.ca.
After starting my career and having practiced commercial and corporate law for several years at Norton Rose Fulbright, a top tier International firm in Montreal, I felt the need for a new challenge, one that would allow me to work closely with clients, often with creative and entrepreneurial personalities such as myself. My move to blue HF has provided me with what I was seeking awhile allowing me to continue my professional progress by working with dynamic and highly competent lawyers in a variety of fields and throughout the lifespan of a company. Whether it be incorporation, general commercial and corporate matters, private debt and equity financing or M&A transactions, I do it all !
A huge fan of Formula 1 and most sports, I love to spend my free time cooking at home, practicing yoga, playing golf and softball and occasionally having a beer or two…
|Norton Rose Fulbright
|Norton Rose Fulbright
Trainee and Articling Student
Université de Montréal, Juris Doctor, Common Law
Université d’Ottawa, B.C.L.
John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Bcomm (marketing)
Member of the Quebec bar since 2013
Before starting up blue HF in 2005, I practiced law in the areas of financing, intellectual property, securities and mergers and acquisitions at Stikeman Elliott and Osler in Montreal (Canada). Since being admitted to the Québec Bar in 1998, I have counselled many businesses, small, medium and large, in all areas of business law, focusing on technology companies. I am the founder and now CEO of dubRise.com, a next-generation crowdsourced content company. I am also a proprietary trader in the currency, futures and North American stock markets. I have served with the Fusiliers Mont-Royal as an Army officer and platoon commander between 1992 and 1996. Most importantly, I have two beautiful kids that I cherish!
From the blue HF staff: blue HF is and will always be Fred’s first baby. As a true entrepreneur, he is passionate about it and dedicated to it, and strives to maintain the essence of one of its founding stones: to make blue HF a very special place in Montreal’s legal community
Student, Stagiaire and Junior Associate
|Canadian Armed Forces
University of Montreal, Bachelor in civil law (LL.B.)
University of Montreal, Computer Sciences - Minor in Political Science
Member of Barreau du Québec since 1998
Gymtrack raises a $2.5M seed financing from WhiteStar Capital, Real Ventures and BDC Capital. blue HF acted for the investors and Labarge (Ottawa) acted for Gymtrack
CM Labs closes a financing round led by Emerillon Capital and Desjardins - Innovatech. blue HF acted for the investors; Holmested & Associés and BCF acted for CM Labs.
I would never allow myself to be listed as a consulting attorney for a law firm, but blue HF is special. And they did not tell me to write that. I have spent my career going back and forth between law and business – I have been Vice President of a web company, practised commercial law and litigation at a Montreal firm, and been marketing manager of a high tech firm. I now put all that experience together to specialize in a wide range of internet and technology legal matters, from privacy to online contracts to intellectual property and everything in between, consulting with blue HF on a regular basis since 2014.
Someday I’ll bring my guitar to the office so Julien and I can form the blue HF band.
Attorney in Internet & Technology Law
|Robinson Sheppard Shapiro
McGill University, LL.M. (Thesis on copyright and the internet), 2010
McGill University, LL.B. and B.C.L., 2001
McGill University, MBA (Marketing and International Business), 1993
McGill University, B.A. (Industrial Relations), 1991
Member of Barreau du Québec since 2002
Before joining the blue HF team in 2012, I studied Interior Design. I started my business in Interior Design and Home Staging. The birth of my son changed everything, including my priorities. I felt that it was time for a new challenge. I went back to school, which then led me to blue HF. I am now a full time paralegal and I spend all my free time with my little family !
From the blue HF staff: Emilie really excels at what she does. And beware: she will track you down if you do not respond to her requests and follow ups !
My career path has taken me from various office jobs to recruitment positions. In 2013, I acquired my degree in Special Care Counselling, yes I know, very different career choices! After graduation, I got referred to Blue HF and landed a summer contract while looking for a job in my field. When the opportunity to become office manager arose, with a team like this, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity! I am now in charge of finances, client and supplier relations as well as various other office affairs. I am officially the ‘Jack of all trades’. In my spare time, I really enjoy kickboxing and travelling.
From the blue HF staff: Shannon is our go to person for everything at blue HF. Her good mood spreads to the rest of us. We are lucky to have someone so well organized and dedicated to make our office life better. But beware: she will make sure to track you down if you are late in paying our fees… ;-)
Maluuba, a deep-learning company helping machines think, reason and communicate with human-like intelligence, closed a Series A round of $9M. blue HF acted for Emerillon Capital, one of the investors.