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Pierre-Jérôme Bouchard opens Bentham IMF’s new Montreal office

August 15, 2018

Bentham IMF is delighted to announce the opening of their new office in Montreal this week, to be headed by former McCarthy Tétrault partner, Pierre-Jérôme (PJ) Bouchard as Investment Manager and Legal Counsel. PJ will oversee Bentham’s efforts to provide financing solutions for the Quebec business and legal community. He will also be assisting in evaluating opportunities across the country and internationally as needed.

PJ has more than a dozen years of experience litigating commercial litigation and intellectual property matters on behalf of leading law firms Cravath, Swaine & Moore (2007-2010) and McCarthy Tétrault (2010-2018). He worked on a wide variety of cases at both firms, including product liability, securities fraud, intellectual property, breach of contract and antitrust matters, bankruptcy proceedings, regulatory investigations and arbitrations.

PJ is a frequent contributor to various publications and blogs including the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, a quarterly publication by LexisNexis, and a member of its board of editors. He also served as co-executive director of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, which provides advocacy advice to lawyers scheduled to appear in Supreme Court of Canada appeals.

He received his law degree from the Université Laval in 2003 and his Master of Law degree from Columbia University in 2005. Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honourable Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada. PJ was called to the Québec Bar in 2006 and to the New York Bar in 2007. He is fluent in French and English.

PJ can be reached at

Bentham IMF

Bentham IMF is the Canadian arm of publicly listed IMF Bentham Limited (ASX: IMF), one of the leading funding companies in the world, with a portfolio that has a total claim size value of AUD $5.6 billion. Together, the companies have 14 offices throughout Canada, the US, UK, Australia and Asia and provide funding to clients in jurisdictions including Canada, the US, UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. We have reviewed thousands of commercial cases in the past 16 years, funding to completion 166 cases and generating $2.1 billion AUD in recoveries. We have achieved a 90% success rate, with clients utilizing our funding retaining an average of 62% of all case proceeds.

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Pierre-Jérôme Bouchard

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