TORONTO (February 4, 2019) — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), one of Canada’s leading business law firms, is pleased to announce that Hubert T. Lacroix, former president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, has joined Blakes as Strategic Counsel. Mr. Lacroix will work from the Firm’s Montréal office.
After a decade with CBC/Radio-Canada, Mr. Lacroix returns to private practice where he gained over 20 years of experience serving various Quebec Inc., Canadian and international clients, particularly in the areas of governance, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.
“The experience that Hubert has acquired in recent years, combined with his private practice, make him an invaluable asset to our clients. As evidenced from the unprecedented, coast-to-coast digital transformation that he oversaw at CBC/Radio-Canada, it’s clear that Mr. Lacroix is a one-of-a-kind resource,” stated Robert Torralbo, Managing Partner of the Montréal office of Blakes.
At Blakes, Mr. Lacroix will take on the new role of Strategic Counsel and will assist clients with the development of business strategies, governance, long-term planning, and major deals.
“I had been considering the idea of joining Blakes for a while, as the Firm offers seamless service across practices and industries in a fully integrated way, a model that I myself applied at CBC/Radio-Canada,” Mr. Lacroix explains.
“At Blakes, we make it a priority to understand our clients as well as their industries, challenges and cultures. Hubert has led major operations across the country. Having him on our team will allow us to be even closer to the reality of our clients and business partners,” said Brock Gibson, Chair of Blakes.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Lacroix has served on the boards of numerous companies and non-profit organizations. He is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1977 and holds an MBA from McGill University. Mr. Lacroix was among the first in Canada to obtain the certified designation of ICD.D. from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
At Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes), we serve a diverse national and international client base, and our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Blakes has offices across Canada and in New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing. Thanks to our clients, in 2018, Blakes was named the leading law firm brand for the fourth time and third year running in Acritas’ Canadian Law Firm Brand Index. We were also awarded Canada Law Firm of the Year by Who’s Who Legal for the 10th consecutive year and received the highest number of ranked lawyers of any Canadian law firm for the second year in a row in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition, many of our lawyers are continuously recognized as leaders in their respective fields in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Canada’s leading guide to lawyers.
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