John A. Coleman
Special AdvisorQUEBEC BAR 1981
John joined Novalex as Special Advisor.
John had a successful legal career at a reknown law firm where, as the firm’s National Managing Partner, he developed and led the firm’s national and international merger strategy with a London-based international firm and a U.S. firm. This firm is now one of the top-tier global law firms.
Prior to assuming the firm’s leadership, John practised in Labour and Employment law specializing in labour relations governed the federal sector representing clients across Canada, more particularly in the rail, maritime and road transportation industries, and has appeared regularly before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Federal Court of Canada and the as well the Quebec courts.
More recently, John was Québec’s Agent General (Délégué général) in London U.K. where he had responsibility for Québec’s economic, political, cultural and scientific relations with the U.K., the Republic of Ireland and Nordic countries.
John currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Irish based company, Aer Rianta International.
John has been an active member of the community through his association over the years with, inter alia, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, the Montreal Children’s Hospital, the McGill University Health Centre, Les Violons du Roy, the Montreal Irish Monument Foundation, the Centaur Theatre, as well as the selection committees for the Rhodes Scholarship and the McCall MacBain Scholarship.
« We only have what we give. »Isabel Allende
B.A., McGill University – 1975 –Rhodes Scolarship
B.A./M.A. in jurisprudence, Oxford University – 1978
B.C.L/LL.B. in law, McGill University – 1980