Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe

Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe



Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe is a corporate and securities transactional lawyer. Her practice spans all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on equity financings (including private and public financings, initial public offering readiness, regulatory compliance and cross-border matters), and mergers and acquisitions (public and private).

Brigitte represents the full spectrum of businesses, from emerging to public companies, as well as venture capital, private equity, underwriters and other investors. She has been involved in transactions in various industry sectors, in particular technology, life sciences and renewables. She also advises private, public and not-for-profit entities on a broad range of corporate governance matters, and serves as corporate secretary for the Canadian Internet Registration Authority.

Brigitte is qualified as a lawyer in Ontario and New York, and is fluently bilingual in French and English. She previously practised corporate law in New York City. Brigitte is chair of the NRFC Ottawa Student Committee.  After completing law school, Brigitte clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Thomas Cromwell.  

Professional experience

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LL.B., University of Ottawa, 2008
B. Mgt., University of Lethbridge, 2005

  • Ontario 2009
  • New York 2009

Public Company Financings & Corporate Work

  • Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. - US$87.5 million private placement of common shares and warrants, and related transactions
  • Marathon Gold Corporation - plan of arrangement whereby Calibre Mining Corp. acquired all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Marathon
  • VerticalScope Holdings Inc. - initial public offering and listing on the TSX, as well as ongoing day-to-day corporate law matters
  • Quarterhill Inc. - bought deal public offering of convertible debentures, base shelf prospectus and issuer bid

Venture Capital Financings

  • TZP Group - investment in Knix Wear's Series B round
  • Various investments by a life science venture capital fund in innovative biotech, pharmaceutical, and medtech companies in Europe, Canada and the United States
  • Multiple seed to late-stage investments by US-based venture capital funds in Canadian tech companies, and Series A investment by a Canadian-based venture capital fund in a US tech company 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. - acquisition of the Lac Guéret Uatnan mining project from Mason Resources Inc. 
  • Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. - acquisition of a 100% interest in the 60 MW Sault Ste. Marie solar portfolio from Fengate Asset Management 
  • VerticalScope Holdings Inc. - various acquisitions


  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2023-2024: recommended in Corporate Commercial Law; 2024: recommended in Technology Transactions; 2023: recommended in Corporate Finance & Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate secretary, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
  • English
  • French