Olga Farman

Managing Partner, Québec Office
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

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The managing partner of our Quebec office, 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 mainly to negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, regulatory law and rules of good governance in the health sector. Olga has valuable experience in clinical trials, personalized medicine and the use of technology in healthcare. She has unique insight into the Quebec and Canadian healthcare ecosystems and participates frequently in international partnerships involving clinical trials, records or biobanks.


Professional experience

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

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



  • Advocatus Emeritus, Quebec Bar, 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Health care law, 2016-2022
  • WXN Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner - Professionals category, 2019
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2018-2021: recommended in Biotechnology; 2019-2021: recommended in Corporate Commercial 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
  • “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.
  • "Virtual Lunch and Learn – Women in Leadership" (moderator), presented by the Association des MBA du Québec, June 8, 2021

  • "Femme d'influence : entretien avec Sophie Brochu," presented by Norton Rose Fulbright, March 8, 2021

  • "Parité : la priorité pour inventer demain," presented by l'effet A, June 2, 2020

  • "Décodez les nouvelles réalités juridiques à l'ère de l'innovation technologique en santé" (presenter), workshop presented by Norton Rose Fulbright at the Forum de l'industrie de la santé de Québec, December 4, 2019

  • "Learn to navigate the new legal realities in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector" (presenter), workshop presented by Norton Rose Fulbright at the Forum de l'industrie de la santé de Québec, December 5, 2018

  • Presenter and discussion with the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney as part of "Vision 2018 – An outlook on what matters," a forum presented by Norton Rose Fulbright, May 2, 2018

  • "La conduite d'essais cliniques à l'ère numérique," workshop presented by Norton Rose Fulbright at the Forum de l'industrie de la santé, December 5,  2017

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the board of directors of Beneva, mutuelle d'assurance
  • Member of the board of directors of the Festival d'été de Québec
  • Member of the board of directors of the Musée de la civilisation de Québec
  • Member of the firm of the Jeunes Musiciens du Monde campaign
  • Co-chair of the Forum des gens d'affaires sur l'emploi et l'immigration de la Ville de Québec
  • Co-chair of the Centraide (United Way) campaign for Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches

  • Leader, L'Effet A, Quebec City
  • Leader, L'Effet A, Montreal
  • Quebec City convention centre (Société du Centre des congrès de Québec)