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Marie-Josée Neveu Associée/Partner Montréal

Marie-Josée Neveu

Partner Fasken
Pressure on boards of directors will not diminish in this era of major disruptions… to the contrary. I thrive when I advise boards of directors in a M&A context or during a crisis. It is at the heart of my practice in governance.
Jurisdiction Quebec, 1994
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Marie-Josée Neveu specializes in corporate and securities law. Her practice is focused on public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing and corporate governance.

Marie-Josée handles friendly and contested transactions of all kinds, including public offerings, private mergers and acquisitions and statutory arrangements. She represents pubic companies, underwriters and investors in relation to public offerings or private placements.


Marie-Josée has specific expertise in hostile takeovers and represents large corporations in high-profile complex transactions.


She also advises boards of directors, special committees, executives and major shareholders on various transactions and matters involving disclosure, shareholder proposals, proxy contests, corporate governance and other corporate issues in general.

She often delivers training seminars and presentations on subjects falling within her areas of practice.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • LL.L. University of Ottawa

Community involvement

  • Member of the board of directors and Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Institute of Corporate Directors [Québec Chapter] (since 2015)
  • Member of the board of directors, Tourisme Montréal (since 2018)   
  • Member of the board of directors, Centraide of Greater Montreal (since 2018)
  • Member of the jury, Prix Femmes d’affaires du Québec (2014)
  • Member of the Board, Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau (2015-2018
  • Member of the board of directors of the Montreal YWCA (2009–2014) 
  • Member of the board of directors of Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (2012–2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Québec Bar
  • Member of the Bar of Montréal
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association


Fasken Institute


Speaking Engagements

Stratégie de lancement et de défense aux offres d'achat hostiles - Développement récents et études de cas Lecturer at the Insight "5e édition, Fusions et acquisitions" conference location location Montréal Montréal
L'OPA non-sollicitée sur Cossette : les leçons tirées Lecturer at the 2e Symposium Fasken Martineau location location Montréal Centre Mont-Royal, Montréal


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