Pierre Boivin was appointed to EDC’s Board of Directors in June 2018. He is currently National Leader of the Africa Group, Quebec Region, Leader of the Global Metals & Mining Group, and member of the Business Law Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. With a diversified legal practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and related commercial matters, he is a trusted advisor whose knowledge expands across several industries, notably mining, oil, and gas and energy on both a domestic and international scale.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Boivin’s involvement includes various boards such as FinDev Canada, NSIA Participations (Ivory Coast), as a nominee of the National Bank of Canada, Kobo Resources and the CanadaAfrica Business Chamber. Mr. Boivin is also a member of various associations, including the Canadian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Directors and has received an ESG Global Competent Boards Designation. He often acts as a moderator or speaker in numerous conferences in the fields of mining, oil, and gas and energy, notably as cofounder for over ten years at the FrancoMine Conference in Cape Town (Mining Indaba) and in Toronto (PDAC).
Mr. Boivin has been repeatedly recognized over the years as a leading Canadian lawyer in various fields and publications such as Who’s Who Legal Canada in the mining sector (Global Leader), Best Lawyers in Canada in energy law, in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in the mining, energy (electricity), oil and gas and corporate midmarket sectors, as well as in the Lexpert Special Editions of Leading Canadian Lawyers in various fields such as global mining, crossborder corporate and energy. Acritas Stars has recognized him as a standout lawyer and APL Energies has named him Personality of the year in 2019, a career achievement award in the Quebec energy sector. He is also the only Canadian lawyer repeatedly listed in Chambers Global Guide as a Leading Lawyer in the area of mining, international and crossborder, Africawide.