71 Legal

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End to end.

A boutique law firm specialized in business and labor law, based in Montreal.

Your external
legal department.

We have one goal: to be part of your team. Our diversified business expertise and flexible, transparent pricing means we're never far away.

Accessible and within reach, we stand ready to jump in with little formality.

Beyond hourly rates.

We understand, as you do, how crucial to sustained growth is cost control.

Our à la carte and hour-bank pricing aims to limit trade-offs between your legal needs and business needs, while maintaining visibility of cash flows via reasonable and tailored monthly payments.

Areas of Practice


Support and advice regarding the rights, obligations and governance of legal persons, companies, organizations and businesses.


Help and support in making sense and streamlining your commercial relationships, whether for the sale or procurement of goods or services.

Labor and
Employment Law

Complete services to employers: strategic advice, training, labor relations management support, representation and negotiation before courts, psychological harassment investigations.

Financing Rounds
and Investments

Advisory and negotiation support regarding the venture capital or other debt or equity financing needs of your business.

and Privacy

Development and implementation of strategies to scale, protect and use information technologies in compliance with privacy laws.


Helping you market products in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


Support and advice regarding the rights, obligations and governance of not-for-profit corporations and other non-profit organizations.

and New Ventures

Help with launching your business or start-up, from incorporation to adopting a shareholder agreement.

Occupational Health
and Safety

Advice on prevention and inspection, professional injury case management, personalized financing guidance, and employer representation before the CNESST and the Tribunal administratif du travail.

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Our Team

Mehdi Hanahem


Mehdi’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on the venture capital, restructuring and operational needs of high growth emerging companies. His hands-on advice and entrepreneurial approach help our clients build sustainable businesses in diversified sectors such as food & beverage, technology, consumer products and B2B services.

Member, Québec Bar (




Ottawa University (2014) - LL.L cum laude

Honours and awards

Philippe-Olivier Daniel


Philippe advises and supports companies and founders with respect to their needs in corporate and commercial law. He regularly helps our clients navigate critical negotiations with investors and business partners. His making simple sense of complex legal issues, principled conflict management style and finance background contribute to our firm’s people-centered and business edge.

Member, Québec Bar (




Université de Sherbrooke (2012) - LL.B

HEC Montréal (2009) - B.A.A. (finance)

Harvard Law School (2017) - Program on Negotiation

CFA Institute (2014) - Candidate to the Level III Exam

Honours and awards

Judith Séguin


Judith specializes in employment law for employers. She advises and trains them in all aspects of labor relations: employment contracts, disciplinary measures, disability and employment injuries, prevention of psychological harassment, health and safety, etc. She also represents our clients before administrative and common law tribunals. She also represents our clients' interests before administrative and common law tribunals. She is active in the community, serving as Governor of Fondation Émergence and President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Member, Québec Bar (




Master's degree in biotechnology with a focus on law, Université de Sherbrooke (2014)

Effet A Training (2016)

Honours and awards

Best lawyers in Canada - Ones to watch 2024 - Employment and labour law

Charlotte Andrieux


Charlotte practices in labor law. After first working for the CNESST and representing workers, she now provides employers with her expertise in health and safety, individual and collective labour relations, and harassment prevention.

Member, Québec Bar (




Master's degree in Art History, Université Paris-Sorbonne (2015)

Master's degree in taxation and business law, Université Paris-Sorbonne and Descartes (2016-2018)

Equivalences in law, Université de Montréal (2020)

Honours and awards

Alexandru Dimitriu


Alexandru accompanies businesses and their leaders on various corporate and commercial matters. Notably, his practice encompasses the ever-evolving Quebec or Canadian privacy laws and the stringent obligations imposed therewith. He is regularly called upon to counsel clients regarding contractual business agreements and to conduct various corporate operations. His detail-oriented approach and organizational prowess allows him to navigate complex matters in an efficient, client-oriented manner.

Member, Québec Bar (




Université de Montréal (2022) - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

Université de Montréal (2018) – LL.B

Honours and awards


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