Groupe Dupuis Paquin

Yacine Agnaou, LL.B., M.B.A.

Yacine Agnaou began his legal career as a law student at the Tax Litigation Directorate at Justice Canada. Between 2000 and 2003, he advised and represented Canada Revenue Agency regarding tax and civil disputes relating to tax collection.

Mr. Agnaou pursued his career within the Economic Crimes Team of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Between 2003 and 2009, he acted as Crown Attorney in a prosecution related to 15 federal laws regulating various fields of economic activity including income taxation, intellectual property, customs and insolvency. In the same capacity, he acted as an expert with investigators and officers from a dozen federal agencies including Canada Revenue Agency, Industry Canada, Environment Canada, Canada Border Services Agency and the RCMP.

In 2004, he obtained a Specialized Graduate Diploma in Management (DESS) from HEC Montréal with "summa cum laude".

In 2010, he obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from HEC Montréal with "summa cum laude".

"Former Crown Attorney and MBA graduate with distinction. Honest and visionary, he develops and implements creative solutions to the most complex situation."

In 2011, he laid the foundations for his consulting business specializing in the internationalization of SMEs in Québec.

In 2012, he joined DUPUIS-PAQUIN.

Awards and honors

  • Pulic Service Award of Excellence (2008)
  • Quebec Federal Council's Award of Distinction (2007)
  • Excellence scholarship, HEC Montréal (2004)
  • Excellence scholarship, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal (1998)


  • M.B.A. (with summa cum laude), 2010, HEC Montréal
  • Specialized Graduate Diploma in Management (D.E.S.S.) with summa cum laude, 2004, HEC Montréal
  • LL.B. (Honor Roll), 2001, Université de Montréal

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Québec Bar


  • Contact person for the press during the media coverage of several criminal prosecutions

Main areas of practice

  • Law
  • Economic criminal and penal law
  • Tax law
  • Business Law
  • Management
  • Development strategies
  • Internationalization of companies
  • Transformation Management