Spotlight on Québec law
Organizations doing business in Québec need to stay on top of legal developments in the province to be able to mitigate risks in all aspects of their operations. In our Spotlight on Québec law video series, lawyers from our Montréal office cover the latest developments in corporate law, consumer protection and privacy and discuss new trends in litigation and class actions.

Featured video: French language requirements for investment contracts

Under Québec’s new French Language Charter provisions, a party must first be given the opportunity to review a French standard form contract (known in Québec as a contract of adhesion) before signing an English version of the agreement.

In this video, Guillaume Lavoie and Ana-Ioana Ioanas explain how these new requirements apply to contracts in the context of a Québec securities offering. They discuss:

  • What constitutes a contract of adhesion
  • Investment contracts that are exempt
  • Consequences of non-compliance

Click here for a transcript.

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