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Douglas W. Clarke


Douglas is a partner in the firm since 2005. He acts on behalf of clients in a broad range of commercial matters including mergers & acquisitions, technology licensing, product distribution and clean technology financing.

In his business law practice, he advises both local and foreign companies on the application of the Consumer Protection Act and the Charter of the French language in Québec. He helps clients develop compliant business practices, including implementing francization programs in the workplace. When issues arise, he intervenes with the regulatory authorities on behalf of his clients.

Over the years, Douglas has developed an interest in carbon markets and the laws regulating greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2008, he has been involved in multiple transactions related to purchase and sale of GHG emission reductions, and has spoken widely on carbon market development in Canada and abroad. Prior to joining Therrien Couture, he was the regional leader of the technology law practice group and national leader of the climate law practice group for a national firm. He is the Programs Vice Chair of the Energy and Environmental Markets Finance Committee of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources of the American Bar Association.

Perfectly bilingual, Douglas is a skilled negotiator with an eclectic legal background. He is appreciated by his clients for his calm demeanour and practical outlook.

Bar admission 2000

  • Bachelor of arts, Saint Mary's University (BA)
  • Law degree, Université de Sherbrooke (LLB)
  • Law degree, Queen's University (JD)

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  • Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Climate change Law
  • Consumer protection Law
  • Internet and technology Law
  • Business Financing
  • Franchising and distribution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Franchise agreement
Douglas W. Clarke
Douglas W. Clarke
Douglas W. Clarke

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