Laurence Cromp Lapierre begins a new chapter. La Barreau 2015 turns the page on 11 years of practice at Stikeman Elliott.
She rose through the ranks, going from student to trainee status before acquiring the title of lawyer. Over the years, she has represented public issuers, financial institutions, investment funds as well as leaders in several sectors.
In an interview with Droit-Inc., Me Cromp-Lapierre struggles to contain his excitement. “Norton Rose Fulbright offered me new challenges that corresponded 100% to my career ambitions,” she explains.
She adds that she was ready to take on this role. “It’s the corporate culture, the quality of the files, the international platform of the office as well as its reputation in securities as well as in mergers and acquisitions that convinced me. »
This is not the first time that the lawyer has done business with the Montreal firm. She worked with them over the years on different files and therefore knew a few lawyers who are now her colleagues.
An integration “that went without saying”
Officially in office since May 2, his integration is going well. “The team is extraordinary. I also work with the same kind of clientele that I had before. I was really excited to start. »
Even if it’s only been a week, Me Cromp-Lapierre already notices some differences.
“Unlike my role as a senior lawyer, the role of partner allows me to be more involved, whether in client and office development or in promoting the firm,” she says. The possibility of becoming a youth mentor also stimulates her.
His practice will remain substantially the same. She will continue to handle securities matters, as well as private and public mergers and acquisitions.
“As I have a hybrid practice, my clients are varied. I represent multinationals, large issuers and small businesses. I also like being able to work in different industries, from construction to food to energy. »
Luc Morin, managing partner of Norton Rose Fulbright in Montreal, is delighted with the firm’s new takeover. “Laurence is a leading securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer. We consider ourselves fortunate that she has decided to pursue her career with our team and are convinced that our business customers will greatly benefit from her contribution,” he said in a press release.
Looking back, Laurence Cromp-Lapierre has fond memories of her time at Stikeman Elliott. “It will always remain an office that I respect enormously. That’s where I started and it was a great school. I was blessed to have amazing mentors. She brings with her the rigor and professionalism of the firm in her new role.
You can also meet her in the halls of the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal, where she is a lecturer in Canadian business law.