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Practice areas

  • Corporate governance
  • Ethics and compliance
  • Crisis management
  • Investigations
  • Settlement agreement negotiation
  • Strategic planning
  • Corporate social responsibility

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Marie-Christine has notably:

REPRESENTED a large engineering firm in the context of sanctions from the World Bank, the African Development Bank and other international financing institutions;

REPRESENTED a major engineering firm in international settlement agreement negotiations;

REPRESENTED a major engineering company in the review of its entire international compliance program;

LEDthe Ethics and Compliance program of a large engineering firm in Canada;

DIRECTED AND PERFORMED investigations for a major engineering company;

ADVISED various businesses with respect to compliance with the requirements of pay equity legislation;

PARTICIPATED in the analysis of governance and responsible investing issues as well as proxy voting on behalf of large institutional investor;

ADVISED a major institutional investor on the risks of investing in emerging countries;

DIRECTED the management of money laundering regulatory obligations in Canada for a large institutional portfolio manager;

ADVISED several cases regarding operational and personal conflicts of interest.


International Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, Compliance Certification Board – 2018

Postgraduate Diploma, Management – International Business, McGill University – 2015

Canadian Securities Course, Finance, Canadian Securities Institute – 2010

LL.B., University of Montreal – 2007