Nicolas Faucher is co-president of the Corporate/Commercial section.
He practises commercial law, mainly in the areas of financial institutions, financial services and technology. He has also developed a particular expertise in professional services companies. Before joining Fasken Martineau, Mr. Faucher first worked as a legal advisor at the two largest financial institutions based in Québec, and from 2001 onwards was a member of a major business law firm in Montréal.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Faucher has advised Canadian banks, credit unions and savings banks, insurance companies, financial product distributors and other participants in the financial services sector on the implementation of legislation in their businesses, on matters of regulatory compliance and in the negotiation of commercial agreements to their benefit. These agreements include supplier agreements as well as those related to technology, mergers and acquisitions, establishing strategic alliances and commercial partnerships for financial products distribution and outsourcing business functions.
Mr. Faucher has also developed a special expertise in innovative payment methods as well as in the operations management of credit and debit card issuers and acquirers, processors, gift/prepaid/stored-value card issuers, ISOs and other payment industry players such as software developers and technology outsourcers. He has provided strategic and legal advice to both Canadian and foreign clients in these fields and assists them regularly in implementing their business models. Mr. Faucher has played a leading role in card and merchant portfolio acquisitions, payment software licensing agreements, merchant agreements, processor-supplier/acquirer partnerships, network membership agreements, co-branded and private-label card program agreements, sponsorship agreements and BIN rental agreements. He has also provided advice on AML, codes of conduct and consumer protection legislation issues. Mr. Faucher works closely with clients in both the payment industry and the technology and telecommunication industry in developing card, mobile and other innovative payment products. He has spoken on payments and cards legal topics at client seminars and industry conferences.
Mtre Faucher also advises businesses and companies operating in the technology and professional services sectors.