Richard LaRue is a Quebec, Canada lawyer who has been practicing law both in Europe, from a Brussels base, as well as in Quebec, Canada and the U.S. He was admitted to the practice of law in Quebec in 1983 and was admitted as an Associate Member of the Brussels Bar in 1994.
Richard LaRue has worked extensively with biotech and software companies, including start-ups, for all aspects of their business, including their constitution, the negotiation and drafting of international agreements and their equity and debt financing. As Canada and Europe are gearing up for the application of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), he looks forward to helping you out with this also.
Richard LaRue began his practice in Montreal, Canada with a top-tier Canadian law firm and then traveled to Brussels in 1992 to reinforce another reputable Canadian firm’s Brussels workforce heading into the European Single Market.
He offers a full range of services to individuals and others interested in or already involved with Quebec or Canada. Richard LaRue is also a Chartered Administrator since 1982 and has been recognized by the International Bar Association and the College of Law of England and Wales (now known as the University of Law) as a fellow in the Practice of International Law.
He is a long-time Member and Director of the CanCham BeLux, which is the Canada-Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Brussels.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Finance – Université Laval, Québec (CA), 1980
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law – Université Laval, Québec (CA), 1982
- Common Law/Civil Law Exchange Program – Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec (CA) and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (CA), 1982
- Canadian Securities Course, IDA, 1983
- Master’s in Corporate Law (courses completed), Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec (CA), 1984-1986
- Belgian Civil Law Diploma Equivalency – Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE), 1994
- Practice Diplomas in International Law, IBA and College of Law of England and Wales, 2005-2009/Fellow in the International Practice of Law (Jointly awarded by the College of Law of England and Wales and the International Bar Association), 2008
- International Business Organisations, International Mergers and Acquisitions, International Competition Law, International Joint Ventures, International Arbitration Law, International Commercial Law, International Intellectual Property Law, International Capital Markets and Loans, International Human Rights and Practice, International Human Rights and Criminal Procedure
- Institute for European Studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles – regular seminars and conferences on various EU subjects and developments in EU Law
Membership and Activities
- Member of the Canadian Bar Association, since 1982
- Member of the International Bar Association, since 2006
- Associate Member of the American Bar Association, since 2006
- Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, since 2011