After working in private practice in France for 10 years, Mrs. Fabienne Candeago was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 2002.
Since her admission to the Bar, Mrs. Candeago practices commercial law with a specialization in franchising law, civil and commercial litigation, law of new technologies and intellectual propriety.
She advises and assists entrepreneurs in the creation of companies, particularly in the start-up phase. Her expertise also include the drafting of commercial contracts, shareholders agreements or mergers and acquisitions.
In 2005, she became a Canadian Registered Trade-mark agent. She assists her clients in registering their trademarks with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). Mrs. Candéago joined Dupuis Paquin in January 2014
Mrs. Candeago holds a Master’s Degree in private law and a DEES in Private Litigation from the Rennes’ Faculty of Law in France. She is impassioned by the legal challenges to be found in evolving technologies, and obtained her Master’s Degree with a thesis in Information Technology Law at the Université de Montréal in 2009, under the tutelage of professor Vincent Gautrais. Her thesis focused on the nature and particularities of the software contract. Her research, regarding the rules and procedures of ICANN, was published in the review Lex Electronica.
Mrs. Candeago is, above all, involved in the community. She was one of the animators of the very first Emerging Franchisors Circle, created under the initiative of the Conseil Québécois de la Franchise and has served on numerous administrative boards for Community-based organizations. Mrs. Candeago offers her services pro bono to business start-ups through the Juri conseil aux entreprises program, introduced by the Young Bar of Montreal. She regularly gives conferences focusing on business start-ups in order to help newcomers to Canada go into business for themselves.