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About Julien

Julien’s practice focuses on mergers, acquisitions, corporate finance and securities law matters. He has experience advising Canadian and foreign buyers and sellers in acquisitions, public and private equity and debt securities offerings, early-stage capital investments, and corporate governance matters.

Julien has worked across various industries, acting for public and private companies, investment banks, private equity firms and institutional investors.

Before joining Blakes, he worked in the U.K. and Canadian offices of a large Canadian law firm.

Julien is fluent in English and French.

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  • A Quebec-based automotive software provider for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems in connection with its business combination with a special purpose acquisition company

  • A Canadian financial cooperative on its acquisition of the life insurance, mutual fund and investment distribution networks of a Canadian financial services company for a consideration of C$750-million

  • A Quebec-government investment agency on its financial contributions to a shipbuilding and industrial services company to support its acquisition of a Finnish shipyard's assets

  • A Quebec-based automotive software provider in its US$140-million Series D financing and combined debt facility

  • A special committee of a Canadian restaurant-chain operator on the privatization of its sports-themed restaurant chain by a consortium of investors for a total consideration of approximately C$51.25-million

  • A special committee of a telecommunications equipment company on its privatization by a corporation controlled by the company's founder and majority shareholder

  • An international engineering services firm on its C$1.4-billion acquisition of an environmental and engineering consulting firm and concurrent C$310-million private placement financing

  • A renewable energy company on its bought-deal public offering of common shares for total gross proceeds of C$201-million

  • A Canadian financial cooperative on the sale of its entire merchant portfolio serviced under a branded payment solution to a global payments technology company and on the implementation of a bail-in regime for financial services cooperatives in Canada.

  • The largest online retailer of pre-owned golf equipment in Canada on its share capital investment by a Quebec-based institutional investor

  • A venture capital firm on its C$20-million Series B funding of a health-care technology company specializing in access-to-care and patient engagement tools

  • A syndicate of agents on their C$300-million offering of unsecured debentures of a Canadian engineering and construction company

  • An underwriting syndicate on its C$880-million bought-deal offering of subscription receipts, convertible into common shares, of a Canadian engineering and construction company

Awards & Recognition

Julien is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Corporate; Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2023 (Mergers & Acquisitions)

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Finance and M&A 2023


Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 2012
LLB, Université de Montréal – 2010
International Law, Université catholique de Louvain – 2009
International Law, University of San Diego – 2009

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