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André Vautour

André Vautour



  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate and Business Integrity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Commercial

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Lavery Lawyers
Quebec, Canada

WSG Leadership

WSG Boad of Directors
Director 2021/ 2022
WSG Regional Council
Past Member
DealMaker Group
WSG in North America Group
WSG Main Group
WSG Membership Development Committee
WSG Technology & Innovation Committee
IBA Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Private Equity Group


André Vautour practices in the fields of corporate and commercial law and is particularly interested in corporate governance, strategic alliances, joint ventures, investment funds and mergers and acquisitions of private corporations. He also serves as honorary consul of Denmark in Montreal and was Lavery?s chair of the board of Directors from 2012 to 2016.

Mr. Vautour practises in the field of technology law (drafting technology development and transfer agreements, licensing agreements, distribution agreements, outsourcing agreements, and e-commerce agreements).

He has had the opportunity to work regularly with companies in the financial, printing, pharmaceutical, railway, computer and energy sectors.

Mr. Vautour has given many lectures on subjects related to his fields of expertise. He has also written numerous articles on various aspects of business law. 



  • MBA, McGill University, 1990 
  • LL.L. (summa cum laude), University of Ottawa, 1982
Areas of Practice

Commercial | Commercial Law | Corporate and Business Integrity | Corporate Governance | Infrastructure | Mergers and Acquisitions | Private equity, venture capital and investment management | Technology and Entertainment | Technology, Entertainment and Intellectual Property | Transportation and Infrastructure | Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association
Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada)
Association des MBA du Quebec (AMBAQ)

Professional Activities and Experience

  • Best Lawyer 2016
  • Best Lawyer of the year 2016
  • Lexpert 2016
  • Best Lawyer 2017
  • Acritas Stars survey 2017
  • Best Lawyers 2018
  • Lawyers of the Year 2018
  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • Best Lawyer of the Year 2021
  • 2021 CLLD
  • Best Lawyers 2022


E-commerce: Some Laws and Rules You Should Be Aware of
Lavery Lawyers, May 2020

E-commerce can take different forms, but for the purposes of this article, we will refer to e-commerce where the contract of sale or of supply of services is concluded by electronic means...

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  • Infrastructure Insider: What essential news and transactions occurred in the infrastructure market?
  • What are the Duties and Responsibilities of Corporate Directors during the COVID-19 Crisis?
  • E-commerce: Some Laws and Rules You Should Be Aware of
  • Transportation infrastructure: A pillar of economic recovery

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