Joanna Myszka
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-5093

Joanna focuses primarily on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, share and asset sale transactions, and general corporate matters. She takes part in several aspects of managing the M&A process, from due diligence to transaction closing, including drafting and negotiating the purchase agreement and other transaction documents.

In addition, Joanna advises companies on a wide range of commercial transactions involving information technology and intellectual property, including relating to the acquisition, licensing, development and disposition of intellectual property assets. She assists companies in the drafting and negotiating of license agreements, development agreements, implementation agreements and other technology-related agreements.

Joanna also has an active life sciences practice and has worked for some of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies on a wide array of operational matters, including the drafting and negotiation of clinical trial agreements, product listing agreements and consulting and advisory board agreements as well as the establishment of patient support programs, among others.

Joanna is fluent in French and English.


Matters on which Joanna has acted include representing:

  • Audax Capital in connection with its acquisition of Altasciences Company, a Quebec-based clinical research organization

  • A global independent safety science company in connection with its purchase of a Quebec-based provider of building envelope testing services

  • A global defence company in relation to the sale of its commercial flight training unit to CAE Inc.

  • A global leading consumer goods company in connection with its acquisition of a Quebec-based distributor of food service products

  • A Canadian-based leading publisher of assessments in connection with its purchase of a complimentary business

  • A Quebec-based private equity firm in connection with its purchase of a home fashion business

  • Gemcom Software International Inc. in connection with its purchase by Dassault Systèmes S.A.

  • Informatica Corporation in its acquisition of Sand Technology Corporation's Nearline software division

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company in its acquisitions of a variety of complimentary Canadian-based businesses

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company in its acquisition of all of the assets of a TSX-listed income trust

  • A large privately held group of technology companies on the disposition of substantially all of their Canadian and foreign assets