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Olga Farman

Managing Partner, Québec Office

Olga Farman


T:+1 418 640 5852

Olga Farman practises corporate and commercial law, with a particular interest in life sciences and health law. 

Her business law practice focuses on contractual and corporate transactions, corporate governance and intellectual property. Her life sciences practice is related principally to negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, regulatory law and rules of good governance in the health sector. Ms. Farman has valuable experience in clinical trials, personalized medicine and the use of technology in health care. She has unique insight into the Quebec and Canadian health care ecosystems and participates frequently in international partnerships involving clinical trials, records or biobanks.

Ms. Farman is managing partner of our Québec office.

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  • Education

    LL.B., Université Laval, 2000
    M.B.A., Université Laval, 2003

  • Representative experience


    Ms. Farman’s recent mandates have included:

    • Negotiating and coordinating contractual activities pertaining to multicentre clinical trials, biobanks, records and platforms
    • Setting up a number of management companies, centres of excellence, public-private partnerships, non-profit organizations and research consortiums


  • Admissions
    • Quebec 2003
  • Rankings and recognitions
    • Best Lawyers in Canada, 2016-2017: Health Care Law
    • Woman of Distinction Award, 2012: in the Business and Professionals category at the Québec YWCA Benefit Gala, May 2012
    • Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, July 2011
    • Canadian Business “20 Young Women in Power,” August 2011
    • Lexpert’s “Top 40 under 40” Lawyers in Canada, 2010
    • Dean’s list, Faculty of Administration, Laval University, 2003
  • Speaking engagements
    • “Colloque en gouvernance d'entreprise: Enjeux contemporains de gouvernance d'entreprise: Rencontre du droit, de l'administration et de la finance,” Laval University, April, 2016.
    • “Trois PDG vous parlent : leurs attentes envers le conseil d’administration” (moderator), Institut des administrateurs de société, April 2016.
    • “Practical Legal Challenges Emerging from Personalized Medicine,” Congress of the International and Interdisciplinary Association on the Pharmaceutical Life Cycle (IIAPC), Montreal, August 2015.
    • “Laying the Bedrock for the Clinical Trial Framework,” Insight Information, April 14, 2011.
    • “Adapting to the Harmonization of Clinical Trials,” The Canadian Institute, February 2009.
    • “Clinical Trial Agreements in Canada,” Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI), October 2008.
    • Guest speaker at the seminar “The Future of Clinical Research in Canada,” organized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, June 2008.
  • Memberships and activities
    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Quebec national capital commission (Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec)
    • Quebec City convention centre (Société du Centre des congrès de Québec)
    • PSI Foundation