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Chanelle Desrosiers-Stewart

Chanelle Desrosiers-Stewart
Chanelle Desrosiers-Stewart How to pronounce this name. Associate | Montréal
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Recent matters on which Chanelle has acted include advising:

  • Forbius in connection with its sale to Bristol Myers Squibb

  • Dentalcorp, the largest network of general and specialist dental clinics in Canada, on the acquisition of several dental practices and on strategic matters

  • Sagard Holdings and Fairfax Financial on their US$575-million acquisition of the business of Performance Sports Group Ltd., a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball sports equipment, as well as related apparel

  • Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. on its acquisition of Atoka Cranberries Inc. from The Bieler Group

  • Belron’s purchase of assets from Speedy Collision

  • Novacap in connection with its sale of Laces Group Inc., a major distributor and manufacturer of home fashion products in North America

  • A privately-held Canadian company operating in the vacuum sector in its acquisition of a division of a Swedish-based Stockholm Stock Exchange and NASDAQ-listed company

  • A NYSE-listed consumer products company on its acquisition of a door service company

  • A TSX-listed company operating in the entertainment sector in connection with its investment in a technology company

  • LAUAK Group on its acquisition of the piping and tubing division of Bombardier Aerostructure

Awards & Recognition

Chanelle is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada 2024 (Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
Professional Activities

Chanelle is a member of both the Montreal Bar and the Young Bar Association of Montreal. Since 2017, she has served as acting secretary of the board of directors of the Ireland-Canada Chamber of Commerce (Montréal Chapter), whose mission is to foster trade and commerce between Ireland and Canada and to promote the business interests of its members. In 2019 and 2020, she was appointed secretary.

In 2019 and 2020, Chanelle was also co-president of Young Professionals in M&A, a division of the M&A Club that brings together young professionals working in the fields of corporate finance and business transactions, be it in financing, business valuation, law, due diligence or any other aspect of the M&A transaction ecosystem. During her tenure as co-president, Chanelle worked to facilitate the development of members' skills and professional networks.


Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 2016
LLL (Magna Cum Laude), University of Ottawa – 2015
BComm (Hon., Marketing), University of Ottawa – 2010
Certificate in Chinese Law, China University of Political Science and Law – 2013

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