Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe

Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe



Brigitte LeBlanc-Lapointe is a corporate and securities lawyer. Her practice spans all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on securities law (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 start-ups 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, renewables and cannabis. 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 acts as chair of the NRFC Ottawa Student Committee.

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

  • 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
  • Artis REIT - private placement of debentures

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
  • Seed investment and follow-on by a US-based venture capital fund in a Canadian tech company and Series A investment by a Canadian-based venture capital fund in a US tech company 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. - acquisition from Fengate Asset Management of a 100 percent interest in the 60 MW Sault Ste. Marie solar portfolio
  • VerticalScope Holdings Inc. - various acquisitions
  • A private equity fund - acquisition of a group of business process outsourcing companies
  • OilersNation - sale to Canadian sports media company Playmaker Capital Inc. (TSX-V: PMKR)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2023: recommended in Corporate Commercial Law, Corporate Finance & Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate secretary, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
  • English
  • French