Mr. Pierre Legrand

Admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1957, Pierre Legrand practiced corporate and securities law until his retirement in 2003. He was a pioneer in this field among French-speaking attorneys, making an outstanding contribution to the success of Québec Inc.

Enjoying an excellent reputation all across Canada, he put his skills to the service of the major Québec companies.  Mr. Legrand was a member of the Board of Directors of Bombardier for some thirty years and of Quebecor for ten, in addition to having been a co-founder and first Chair of the Legal Advisory Committee of the Québec Securities Commission, now the Autorité des marchés financiers.

He led the business law group at Ogilvy Renault and was a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, in both cases for many years.

It is to pay tribute to the role that this specialist in business law has played in Québec society and his immeasurable contribution to the reputation of the profession that the General Council, with the consent of the Conference of Former Presidents, has decided present him with the highest distinction awarded by the Bar of Montreal.