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Jean-Marc Fortier

Telephone : (514) 393-7400

Fax : (514) 878-1865

Email : jmfortier@rsslex.com


Jean-Marc Fortier’s activity focuses on counseling and coaching business managers for mergers and acquisitions, investment, private equity and public financing, especially in the mining, aeronautics and telecommunications sectors. For the past three decades, he was involved in the development and financing of major telecommunications infrastructure projects in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia (especially China). He also advises numerous private investors from Europe and Asia seeking to acquire businesses in Canada.

Jean-Marc defines himself as an experienced manager who has worked as an executive and director of major Canadian companies with international operations. Throughout his career, he has sat and is still involved with the directors of companies in the telecommunications, insurance and financial services sectors. He provides guidance to businesses and their managers on their duty to develop and implement risk management systems and best governance practices.

His experience in the aeronautics field caused him to be selected twice as a member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada that has jurisdiction over the Aeronautics Act and regulations and policies on air transportation in Canada.

Representative Matters

Representing A.J. Walter Aviation Limited, the world’s leading independent provider of integrated aviation services in the acquisition of the assets of the former component repair business of Aveos Fleet Performance Inc.

Implementing several capital pool companies (e.g. Hubble Capital) and raising the capital required to have them listed on the TSX and TSX-Venture

Numerous public financings of mining companies through flow-through shares, over 25 years

Numerous aircraft and satellites financings for private aerospace companies


Who’s Who Legal — Transport – Aviation

Rated “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell, for his ethical standards and legal ability


International Law Association, Canadian Branch (former treasurer and president)

Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University

Publications and Conferences

“Les pouvoirs de Transports Canada: vos droits et responsabilité en tant qu’exploitant”, presented at the 2018 annual convention of the Association québécoise du transport aérien, March 2018

Jean-Marc has also presented seminars on private equity and regularly speaks on business financing, mergers and acquisitions and project financing at conferences for entrepreneurs and business professionals.

He has published papers on private investment capital and on aeronautics in professional journals, including “Air Carrier Ownership and Control Rules and New Traffic Rights: Realistic Options for a Liberalized Canadian Aviation Industry” (2006) 31 Annals of Air and Space Law 85.


English, French


Master of Space Law, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, 1980

MBA, Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, 1973

Licentiate in law, University of Montréal, 1970

Bachelor of arts (Sciences), University of Montréal, 1967

Call to Bar

Quebec, 1971