Maxime Laverdiere

Maxime Laverdière

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Maxime Laverdière is BDC’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.

In this role, Maxime leads the legal and corporate secretariat team, which provides legal advice to all BDC’s business units and corporate functions, as well as to the Board of Directors. 

Maxime is a qualified lawyer with more than 15 years of legal experience. He joined BDC in 2023 after serving as Vice President, Legal Affairs at Resolute Forest Products, where he managed a team of legal professionals covering all legal matters within the organization and conducted several large-scale mergers and acquisitions.

Maxime also previously held the position of Senior Legal Counsel at Desjardins, where he oversaw a team of lawyers supporting the Desjardins business banking sector and covering a wide range of clients from small businesses to large multinational corporations. He began his career with the national firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, where he practised banking and financial law. 

Originally from Montreal, Maxime Laverdière holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Engineering - Management Option from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Civil Law and Common Law from McGill University, and an MBA from the École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal. He is a member of the Quebec Bar.

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