David Masse

David is an experienced corporate, commercial and securities lawyer, called to the Bar in both Ontario and Québec, with over thirty years of experience providing advice to multi-national clients in a variety of industries.

Former firms & in-house roles:

CGI Group Inc., BCE Inc., Bell Canada, de Grandpré Chait

David is an experienced corporate, commercial and securities lawyer with over thirty years of experience providing advice to multi-national clients in a variety of industries.

David’s work has an emphasis on risk management and legal and regulatory compliance. He has drafted agreements, memoranda, letters, policies, and procedures, as well as prepared and provided legal opinions, and offered guidance across all business units.

He has assessed, designed, and implemented compliance processes and procedures aligned with internal and external business and legal requirements related to risk management and legal and regulatory compliance. He has been a key interface with senior management and boards of directors in relation to risk management issues and corporate governance.

David has led securities law compliance for publicly traded companies, meeting all necessary compliance obligations for multi-nationals listed on several exchanges.

EDUCATION

  • McGill University, LL.B. (1979)
  • McGill University, B.C.L. (1978)
  • Concordia University, (1975)

Advising clients in relation to compliance with continuous disclosure and insider reporting requirements under securities laws, marketing and licensing agreements, employment agreements, professional services agreements, bank guarantees, real estate joint ventures, insurance policies, e-commerce policies, digital compliance processes including electronic evidence and signatures, compliance of contracts with Quebec law and related compliance obligations based on presence and operations in Quebec, the assignment of contract rights with a third party, corporate matters related to Board of Directors and standing committee management processes including corporate governance practices and records management requirements, By-law amendments, election of directors and staggered Boards, winding up and surrenders of charter, and advising early stage entrepreneurs to assist them in the establishment of their businesses including business structure considerations and liability mitigation.

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