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Francois Tremblay

François Tremblay


François Tremblay has a diversified legal practice, focusing primarily on commercial ‎and corporate law, but also covering matters of privacy, data protection, business ‎integrity and compliance, and international economic sanctions and trade controls.‎

François acts for Canadian and international clients in the context of mergers, ‎acquisitions, and financing matters. He also supports clients in the negotiation and ‎drafting of commercial agreements and leases, and by providing advice on matters ‎of regulatory compliance. He also advises clients on matters of public procurement.‎

François has developed a specialized expertise in matters of business integrity, ‎compliance, and corporate governance. He has assisted clients in reviewing, ‎updating and drafting integrity compliance programs as well as in conducting ‎internal investigations. He has had the opportunity to participate in internal ‎investigations for important mandates which led him to travel to ‎Africa, the Middle East, and Japan. He has also advised Canadian public and private ‎sector clients on matters of business integrity.‎

In addition to commercial and corporate matters, an important part of François’ ‎practice revolves around matters of privacy and data protection law. He has ‎developed a specialized expertise in these matters, which allows him to support ‎Canadian, American and international clients to ensure that their business ‎activities are compliant with Québec’s privacy regime, generally considered to be ‎the most complex and stringent of its kind in Canada.‎

François also has a keen interest in matters of international trade and economic ‎sanctions. As part of his sanctions practice, he regularly advises local and ‎international clients on complex matters involving the Special Economic Measures ‎Act and export controls to assist them in understanding their obligations under ‎these complex regulatory regimes in order to devise effective, practical risk ‎mitigation strategies.‎

François has also represented clients in matters of civil and commercial litigation ‎at all levels of court in the province of Quebec.‎

In addition to French and English, François is fluent in Japanese, which has allowed ‎him to act on several internal investigation mandates involving large Japanese ‎multi-nationals.‎

Bar admissionsQuebec, 2016
  • English
  • French
  • Japanese
  • LL.B, (Dean’s List) Université Laval, 2015
  • B.A., Université Laval, 2006


  • Co-Author, "Lorsque le temps est l'ennemi de la justice : les fondements et les origines de la prescription extinctive des droits personnels", Revue de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke, Volume 47, No. 3, pp. 575-608, 2016.

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer work as referee and interpreter in events held by the Canadian Kendo Federation and International Kendo Federation, 2016-present
  • Board member of the JET Programme Alumni Association Quebec-Atlantic, 2017-2018

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Barreau du Québec