Marie-Noël Rochon’s practice encompasses all aspects of civil and commercial litigation, particularly with respect to securities and financial services. Marie-Noël has leading-edge expertise based on an in-depth knowledge of the regulations applicable to the investment and financial services industry.
Marie-Noël holds a master’s degree from Queen’s University, where she focused her research on corporate governance and securities, particularly the duties of directors regarding the adoption of defensive measures in response to hostile takeover bids.
In addition to providing advice to registrants on the development and application of their regulatory compliance policies and procedures, Marie-Noël regularly acts on behalf of securities advisers and brokers in connection with matters ranging from disciplinary issues to civil and professional liability. She has appeared before all levels of civil courts in Quebec, and often represents her clients before regulatory tribunals and in the course of administrative inquiries carried out by professional orders or regulatory bodies.
Having a keen interest in governance issues, Marie-Noël also assists public bodies as well as private companies by reviewing their contractual practices, their internal governance, and their risk management. Her thorough yet efficient approach helps her clients improve their contractual and request for proposal processes and better manage the risks inherent in awarding contracts.
Marie-Noël is regularly invited as speaker at conferences and has written frequently on topics ranging from securities litigation issues to procedural considerations.
Updated April 2022