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Bruno Caron’s is a well-respected lawyer with a practice primarily focused on corporate law and securities, with particular emphasis on public and private financing, mergers and acquisitions as well as corporate governance.  In 2021, Best Lawyers in Canada recognized Bruno as a leading lawyer in Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

He represents a variety of clients in debt securities and share issues, initial public offerings, Capital Pool Company qualifying transactions, Canadian/American cross-border offerings, as well as private placements. He also advises clients in the negotiations of shareholders’ agreements, joint-venture agreements and other commercially related agreements. Bruno has acted in the past on transactions involving the acquisition of brokerage firms.

Bruno has a particular interest in green financing as a means to mitigate and adapt to the climate change and for the disclosure rules applicable to the risks associated with climate change. He has acted for Sovereign in connection with green bond issuances. Bruno was also nominated by the Canada Climate Law Initiative to join the list of Canadian Climate Governance experts.

Bruno has broad international experience having practiced law in New York and in Romania. He has represented many clients in matters involving the issuance of debt and equity, initial public offerings, cross-border offerings, as well as private placements under Regulation D, Rule 144A and Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933.  Bruno has been registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant in the State of New York since 2000.



Representative Matters

  • Numinus Wellness Inc. in connection to a $40 million bought deal financing
  • Canaccord Genuity Corp. in the closing of $17.25 million bought deal public offering
  • Ministère des Finances du Québec in the completion of a Euro Medium Term Notes issuance of €1.6 billion
  • The Province of Québec in all its five green bond issuances
  • Docapost SAS in its initial equity investment in Groupe Tactio Santé
  • Valener Inc. in its $1.2 billion sell to Noverco Inc.
  • SPX Corporation in its acquisition of Carmanah Technologies Corporation’s marine and other business, for USD $77 million
  • The syndicate of agents co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and PI Financial Corp.in Green Organic Dutchman’s $132 million IPO
  • Arbec Forest Products Inc. in its participation in the construction of Québec biocrude production facility with $76.5 million in government funding
  • The shareholders of BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. in its cross-border sell to FARO Technologies

Speaking Engagements

Post-Pandemic Opportunities to Finance a Sustainable Society, Canada Climate Law Initiative, webinar

June 2020

TSX/TSXV, TSX Ignite Event, Montréal, Guest Speaker

October 2016

Regulatory changes dealing with continuous disclosure of public companies, INFONEX – Legal Update on Financial Disclosure CSA/SEC 2016, The 21st Annual Financial Reporting Course, Toronto

September 2016

Survol du financement participatif au Canada et aux États-Unis, M&A Club, Montréal

May 2015

The OTC Derivatives Reform, Portfolio Management Association of Canada (PMAC) Compliance Forum, Montréal

June 2014

Les nouvelles règles obligatoires en matière de contrôle interne et d’attestation des chefs de la direction et chefs de finances, 3ième Forum avancé sur les valeurs mobilières, L’Institut Canadien, Montréal

January 2006

Le devoir de dénonciation et le devoir de secret professionnel de l’avocat : comment gérer cette tension?, Forum sur la régie d’entreprise et la dénonciation, Insight, Montréal

November 2004

News


Media Mentions

  • “Diversity disclosure obligations for Canadian firms to expand in 2020,” by Mark Coakley, Activistmonitor (December 16, 2019)

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a leading lawyer in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities Law
  • Recognized by the Best Lawyers in Canada (2021) as a leading lawyer in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Directorships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Private Capital Markets Association of Canada
  • Le Cercle finance et placement du Québec

Education & Admissions

1995
Called to the Québec bar
1993
LLBUniversité de Montréal
1990
BAMcGill University

Publications

  • “Cross-Border Corporate Finance,” in Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert / American Lawyer Media 2002, p.51.

Insights by Bruno Caron (3 Posts)

Featured Insight

The pitfalls associated with sustainability-linked bonds

Short article on the pitfalls associated with sustainability-linked bonds.

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Sep 8, 2021
Featured Insight

ICMA Green Bond Principles Undergo Minor Facelift

Legal news bulletin discussing recent changes to ICMA Green Bond Principles.

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Jun 17, 2021
Featured Insight

Taking Stock of Governance — Understanding Emerging ESG, Regulatory, and Market Trends (adapted to the Province of Québec)

Taking Stock of Governance — Understanding Emerging ESG, Regulatory, and Market Trends (adapted to the Province of Québec)

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May 26, 2021