CounselQUEBEC BAR 2009
Marie-Christine joined Novalex in 2020 after practising as legal counsel and having multiple management roles in ethics and compliance for major international corporations for over 10 years. She acts as a counsel at Novalex.
During her career, Marie-Christine has had legal counsel and management roles within large Quebec and global companies. She has developed strong skills in corporate governance, strategic planning, and management.
Marie-Christine has completed mandates in more than twenty countries worldwide, providing her with in-depth knowledge of various business, regulatory, economic and socio-cultural issues.
“Definitions belong to the definer, not the defined.”TONI MORRISON
- Corporate governance
- Ethics and compliance
- Crisis management
- Settlement agreement negotiation
- Strategic planning
- Corporate social responsibility
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