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Chantier Davie

Quebec City, March 26, 2024 - GBV Avocats proudly acknowledges the signing of Chantier Davie’s new contract for the design of six new modern icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard.

This is the first contract awarded to Davie Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) partnership with Canada. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Public Services and Procurement made the announcement today.


Led by Me Charles-Francis Roy and Me Marc-André Gravel, our team worked intensively in close collaboration with Chantier Davie's team to complete the negotiations involving the Canadian authorities, with a view to finalizing this NSS launch contract for the Lévis-based company. Since 2019, the GBV team has been intricately involved in every facet of Chantier Davie's engagement in the NSS, culminating in the finalization of this contract.

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Photo : Canadian Coast Gard

" I'm very proud of our team's work and of the conclusion of this significant milestone for Davie, as well as for Quebec and Canada. I warmly thank and congratulate all those who have collaborated on this project. For several years now, we have been accompanying Davie, this cornerstone of Quebec's industry, with the utmost of our legal and strategic expertise to ensure its deployment both in Québec and globally. We are proud to celebrate each of its successes ! "- Marc-André Gravel, CEO of GBV Lawyers.


Chantier Davie was selected in 2023 to be part of the NSS.  In addition to the design and construction of the six program icebreakers, its contribution to the Canadian government's needs under the Strategy will include the design and construction of a polar icebreaker for the Coast Guard and ferries for Transport Canada.

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Founded in Quebec in 1998 by Me Marc-André Gravel, GBV Lawyers is a Quebec leader in the legal field. The firm offers cutting-edge legal services, particularly in the areas of contract negotiation and transnational trade. He also offers strategic advisory services during negotiations and representations involving the State and its components. GBV Avocats serves business clients, both locally and internationally, from its offices in Quebec and Montreal.

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