P. Mario Charpentier

P. Mario Charpentier

Managing Partner, Lawyer, C.Dir., C.Adm.

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Mario Charpentier is one of the six founders of BCF today numbering more than 200 professionals in Quebec. He is the Managing Partner and one of five members of the firm's Executive Committee. As well as being a member of several BCF strategic teams, he is notably co-leader of the Affairs and Technology strategic team.

Mr. Charpentier represents several medium and large public and private companies whose head offices are in Quebec. His extensive experience, mainly in high-growth start-ups in the area of high-tech, has made him a sought-after professional in the field.

Mr. Charpentier has over 30 years of experience in corporate taxation related to areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing and tax and financial planning. He also assists corporations looking to go public, as well as those seeking to acquire a business or develop partnerships.

While since the beginning of his practice he devoted his expertise to young businesses in the new economy, Mr. Charpentier has long represented medium to large-sized family businesses. His expertise in this area is considerable, particularly when it comes to transfers of family businesses between generations, as well as employee incentive plans and management buy-outs.

Since 1995, Mr. Charpentier has participated in more than 250 private, public or venture capital financings related to trans-border transactions involving American and European businesses.

Mr. Charpentier's expertise is recognized by his peers. For many years, his name has appeared in annual editions of many legal practice listings published by the Canadian law magazine Lexpert Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada et le Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (published by LEXPERT / American Lawyer Media).


  • Chambers and Partners 2018, Notable practitioner - Corporate/Commercial

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Corporate Commercial Law - Technology Transactions, 2017


  • "Comment acheter une PME," Conference organized by HEC Montréal, Desjardins Group and Acquizitions.biz in collaboration with several business partners – speaker and member of the conference guide drafting team, September 27, 2007.
  • "Vendre l’entreprise aux employés," Conference on the financial and fiscal aspects of human resources/Human resources in the time of the information technology revolution, November 27, 2002.


  • Former officer of the Institut des troubles de l’apprentissage (since January 2017)

  • Life officer of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec

  • Former officer of the Knowlton Golf Club

  • Former officer of BIOQuébec

  • Former officer of the Fondation du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montréal (CHUM)

  • Former officer of the Association de planification fiscale et financière du Québec

  • Former officer of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal

  • Former officer of Export Development Canada (EDC)


  • "Les Risques d’obtenir… du capital de risque," Congrès de l’Association de planification fiscale et financière, Montreal, 1999.
  • "Étude de cas A : Premier appel public à l’épargne," Congrès de l’Association de planification fiscale et financière, Montreal, 1998.
  • "Opérations préalables au premier appel public à l’épargne," Congrès de l’Association de planification fiscale et financière, Montreal, 1997.
  • "Restrictions des pertes en capital lors d’un rachat d’actions," Colloque de l’Association de planification fiscale et financière, Montreal, December 1996.
  • "Étude de cas B : Impact des modifications apportées au paragraphe 112(3) L.I.R. sur les conventions entre actionnaires," Congrès de l’Association de planification fiscale et financière, Montreal, 1996.
  • "Réforme du Code civil en matière de droit des sociétés et des personnes morales," Congrès annuel du Barreau du Québec, Service de la formation permanente du Barreau du Québec, Montreal, 1995.


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