Associé Principal

For more than 30 years, Mtre Jacques Bouchard has acted as an advisor to major corporations in the pursuit of their projects. He has been involved in some of the largest contracts in Canada, particularly in the aerospace, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Mtre Bouchard is a specialist in international government relations, and he has successfully assisted companies in securing deals in South America, Asia and Africa.

Mtre Bouchard has also advised many governments and state corporations looking to divest assets or trying to modernize their legal and regulatory framework. For example, Mtre Bouchard has led reforms in Algeria, Angola, Bulgaria, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Djibouti, Egypt, Morocco, Niger, Philippines, Senegal, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

Possessing an exceptional reputation and recognized for his achievements in major projects, Mtre Bouchard been named on multiple occasions in the “Who’s who of Mining Lawyers”, published by Who’s who legal, as well as in the “Best Lawyers in Canada” and in the “International Who’s who of Professionals”. He has also been selected by Lexology as Client Award Choice Winner for Canadian Mining Lawyer.

Mtre Bouchard was a Lecturer at the faculty of law of McGill University for many years and is currently a Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation. He sat on the Board of numerous public and private companies as well as on the Board of many charitable organizations, such as Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and l’Accueil Bonneau.

  • Winner of the Client Award Choice, Mining Lawyer (Canada), Lexology, 2024, 2023, 2022
  • Winner of Who’s Who Legal – National Leader, Mining Law, 2022
  • Selected by Who’s Who Legal – National Leader, Mining Law, 2021
  • Nominated by Best Lawyers in Canada – Mining Law, 2025, 2023
  • Nominated by Lawyer Monthly – Mining Law, 2023
  • Nominated by Lawyers of Distinction – Mining Law, 2024, 2023
  • “Cutting Up the Pie: Sharing the Profits in DRC”, July/September 2022 Issue, African Mining Market Magazine. p.40-41
  • Governor of the Quebec Bar Foundation (2007-2012)
  • Honorary Consul for the Republic of Rwanda and for the Republic of Angola
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council on Africa, the Canada-Algeria Business Alliance, the Canadian Circle for the Development of Senegal and the Canada- Congo Business Council.




Areas of Practice


  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), McGill University


  • Member of the Barreau du Québec
  • Governor Emeritus – Barreau du Québec
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • Member of Lawyers of Distinction