OUR TEAM

Counsel Louise R. Guerrette,
B.Sc. Adm., LL.B., President, Lex Scripta Inc.

Canadian Legal Counsel, Québec and New Brunswick Bars
Civil and Commercial Mediator, Certified by the Québec Bar, by IMAQ and by ADRIC

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Counsel Guerrette earned a bachelor's degree in administrative sciences (with a major in Management and a minor in the Management of Computer Networks) (1984), as well as a French Common Law Degree (1988), both from the Université de Moncton. She is a member of the Québec and New Brunswick Bars, the Canadian Bar Association since February 1989 and a civil and commercial mediator, certified by the Québec Bar and by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada ("ADRIC") and by the"Institut de médiation et d'arbitrage du Québec" ("IMAQ").

From 1989 to 1996, Mrs. Guerrette practiced as a Lawyer and Notary Public in the province of New Brunswick and was Managing Director of the French Jurists' Association of New Brunswick (AJEFNB). Throughout those years, Mrs. Guerrette also actively participated in activities aimed at standardizing Common Law in French through the Administration of Justice in Both Official Languages Program of Canada (PAJLO) and also as a member of the Linguistic Committee of the Court Challenges Program of Canada.

In 1997, Mrs. Guerrette joined Montréal's Alis Technologies Inc. as General Counsel. She was responsible for Alis' overall legal affairs and acted as the company's Corporate Secretary. Her mandate involved completing elaborate business acquisitions, contract negotiations, management of intellectual property, litigation and ensuring optimal exchanges between Alis' management and Board of Directors.

In 2005, Mrs. Guerrette is appointed Assistant Corporate Secretary, Legal Affairs at Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ), where she acted as Corporate Secretary for the parent company as well as numerous international subsidiaries. She was also responsible for ensuring Transat's corporate governance and regulatory compliance. She acted as Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel at Transat's Board of Directors, Committees, Shareholders and subsidiary Board meetings. As well, she actively assisted in negotiations leading to business acquisitions, conflict resolutions and managed related compliance issues with regulatory authorities, including security commissions and the TSX.

In June 2008, Mrs. Guerrette founded Lex Scripta and the legal firm has since partnered with other professionals, including Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) under the corporate name "CGL Lawyers & Business Professionals, Nominal Partnership", in order give Lex Scripta's clients access to a wider range of professional services.

Counsel Guerrette currently offers corporate legal, governance, compliance as well as civil and commercial mediation services. As external legal counsel, she is called to attend her clients' Board meetings, most of which are private and publicly traded companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX") or the TSX-V, as well as not-for-profit corporations, servicing various industries and the arts.

Mrs. Guerrette is a pro bono Director at the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation and a former Director of the Prix de la danse de Montréal and the Laskin Moot Court. Counsel Guerrette also defends the interests of high performance athletesin mediation and arbitration sessions at the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), which offers an innovative approach to dealing with disputes at the national level of Canada's sport system.

  

Louise R. Guerrette can be reached at Lex Scripta at:
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Telephone : 450-239-1090, Extension 203
Fax: 450-239-1296
Skype at:
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Counsel André J. Côté

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Counsel André J. Côté holds a Civil Law Licence from the Université of Montreal (1981) and a Masters in Information Technology Law (2008) from the same University.

He is a member of the Québec Bar since January 1983. From 1983 to 1986, Counsel Côté practiced as a lawyer and litigator with the firm of Émile Colas and Associates. In 1986, he continued his career at Gamache, Godin, Doyle. From 1988 to 1992, he worked at the firm of Kaufman Laramée and continued to hone his expertise in civil litigation and business law. In 1992, Mr. Côté founded his own firm and partnered with Counsel André Davignon, focusing his practice on all aspects of corporate and business law, employment law and civil litigation. In June 2011, Counsel Côté joined the firm Martin, Camirand, Pelletier, S.E.N.C.

Given his expertise and reputation, Counsel Côté manages complex civil litigation and appears before the highest Courts. He offers his services as a lawyer and litigator and collaborates with Lex Scripta on mandates relating to Québec private laws and also handles all of Lex Scripta’s litigation and civil proceedings in Québec.


 

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Counsel Mohamed Talhaoui

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Counsel Mohamed Talhaoui was admitted to the Quebec Bar and joined the Lex Scripta team in 2014. He had worked at Lex Scripta on several occasions in recent years as a paralegal and articling student.

Counsel Talhaoui also practiced law in Paris for several years as corporate in-house counsel for a French cell phone operator. He was responsible, among others duties, for the drafting of commercial agreements and regulatory compliance, as the latter relates to telecommunications and personal data protection. In addition, Counsel Talhaoui served as corporate secretary, organizing director and shareholder meetings and securing investments in the operator's share capital which was controlled by French and Moroccan investors.

Counsel Talhaoui's focus is immigration and business law, mainly securities, corporate and contractual law at international, national and provincial levels. He assists Lex Scripta's clients and Canadian investors interested in competing in international tenders, reviewing legal undertakings and ensuring compliant implementation of anti-corruption policies. Me Talhaoui also practices immigration law with an emphasis on Canadian federal as well as Québec immigration programs targeted at business persons, international students and qualified workers.

Counsel Talhaoui studied law in Morocco, France and Québec. He holds a degree in private law from the University of Rabat in Morocco, a graduate degree in French African comparative law from the Université de Perpignan in France and a Masters degree in Electronic Communications and Space Law from the Université de Paris Sud 11. Counsel Talhaoui also successfully completed a law equivalency program at the Université de Montréal before being admitted to the Québec Bar.

Counsel Talhaoui can be reached at Lex Scripta inc. at the following:

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Pseudonym Skype : mtalhaoui9
Telephone : 450-239-1090, extention 204
Fax : 450-239-1296

 


 

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Counsel Serge EFFI

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Counsel Effi holds a doctorate degree (Ph.D) from the University of Paris I-Sorbonne (1999), a Professional Lawyer’s Certificate (CAPA) from « L’école de Formation des Barreaux de Paris » (1995), a diploma from the Public Law and Business Institute EFB-IDPA (1995) and a Master’s Degree in Economic Law from the University of Paris 13 (1992).

From 1997 to 2006, Counsel Effi held various positions with renowned companies. He served as Senior Director to one of the leading financial auditing firms in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. As well, he worked in Paris for a few years as an associate lawyer in a two “boutique” firms specializing in business law.

In recent years, Counsel Effi collaborated in the implementation of large conglomerates in the Ivory Coast and worked in the legal restructuring of several groups, as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions.

During his career, Counsel Effi worked on many fiscal optimization projects and drafted many complex technical agreements. He has also worked successfully with many oil and energy sector companies and completed social audits on their behalves. Counsel Effi has also launched initial public offerings on West Africa’s Regional Stock Exchange known as « Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières ».

Counsel Effi can be reached at Lex Scripta inc. at the following:

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Pseudonym Skype : lguerrette9
Telephone : 450-239-1090
Fax : 450-239-1296

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Sandra Gomez

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Counsel Gomez holds a bachelor’s degree from the Université de Laval and has practiced law in Gatineau (Quebec). She was a member of the Quebec Bar form 2007 to 2009 and has been an active member of the Ivory Coast Bar since October 2009.

Counsel Sandra Gomez worked as a lawyer specialising in family law in Gatineau and joined the firm Effi et Associés as an Associate in 2009. She’s primarily responsible for files dealing with social rights issues but also negotiates claim recoveries and advocates before Ivory Coast courts.

She has successfully completed social audits for US based oil companies located in the Ivory Coast, registration of IP and trade names, including registration of trademarks for a British based companies working in the Ivory Coast.

Counsel Gomez also has an expertise providing assistance to mining and energy sector companies, including obtaining exploration and production permits or approvals, tendering and execution of various administrative procedures.

Counsel Gomez has also assisted in the launching of initial public offerings on West Africa’s Regional Stock Exchange known as « Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières ».

 

 

Counsel Gomez can be reached at Lex Scripta inc. at the following:

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Pseudonym Skype : lguerrette9
Telephone : 450-239-1090
Fax : 450-239-1296

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