On February 20th, 2017, the McGill Law Journal hosted a conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Law.
The conference, moderated by Professor Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse, explored the critical legal issues (local, provincial, national, international) currently faced by young businesses in Montreal, as well as the challenges and opportunities they present for lawyers.
“Today’s emerging companies are the corporations of tomorrow! Montréal’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is expanding with the emergence of multiple businesses and the creation of innovation centers. More and more lawyers and firms are adjusting their services and are themselves becoming innovators by offering legal services tailored to the needs of emerging companies. Will Montreal be the next Silicon Valley? What role could lawyers play in the growth and development of innovation in Montréal? “
Our panelists included: Me Mona-Lisa Prosper, Partner, Propulsio Business Advisors 360o LLP; Me Nathalie Beauregard, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, N.C.R.L./s.r.l.; Mr. Davide Pisanu, General Manager, Cirque du Soleil.