Mr Philippe Couture, lawyer
CRG founder Philippe Couture previously held the following positions:
Chief Compliance Officer of an IIROC dealer member and Senior legal advisor for its parent company, an European Investment Bank.
Senior Director of the Legal Affairs & Compliance Department of an important Canadian asset management firm.
Executive assistant, successively of the Executive Director, Legal Affairs and Enforcement Branch and of the Superintendent of the capital markets at the Autorité des marchés financiers.
Lawyer in business law for a Canadian law firm.
Mr Pierre-Yves Châtillon, lawyer
Pierre-Yves Châtillon practises in the areas of corporate, commercial and securities law, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, investment funds and asset management.
During his practice with several large Montréal law firms, Pierre-Yves advised on securities transactions and regulation, public and private financings, M&A transactions (including takeover bids), reorganizations and joint ventures with foreign companies. In that capacity, he also advised clients in respect of various operations involving MFDA members and assisted various clients in joining IIROC.
His practice now targets mainly registration and regulatory compliance of dealers and advisors, as well as advising on and monitoring public and private investment funds, hedge funds and venture capital funds. He has also been involved with the start-up, renewal, pooling, management and termination of funds on behalf of public and private fund families; and has advised on the acquisition and disposition of fund families and their managers, funds of funds and the use of derivatives in alternative products.
Pierre-Yves has also commented on multiple registration and regulatory compliance and projects, and has advised the Canadian Securities Administrators in drafting regulations on fund matters.
He is recognized as one of Canada’s top mutual fund lawyers in the 2010 to 2018 editions of Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada. He is also ranked in the 2018, 2010, 2008 and 2006 editions of the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory as a repeatedly recommended investment funds and asset management lawyer.
As a lecturer, he gives presentations on topics related to public financing, investment funds and compliance for registered dealers and advisors.