René Bissonnette Associate


Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2011 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 416-862-3647

Fax: +1 416-862-7661

Email: rene.bissonnette@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Toronto




René Bissonnette

René Bissonnette practises primarily in the areas of advertising, marketing and entertainment law. He is focused on providing his clients with practical and effective business-oriented solutions.

René's practice includes regularly advising clients on:

  • Executing compliant marketing and promotional campaigns
  • Negotiating sponsorship, talent and intellectual property licensing agreements
  • Advising clients on online behavioural advertising and privacy matters
  • Developing website terms of use and social media policies
  • Structuring compliant online consumer transactions

Fluent in English and French, René is immersed in the technological drivers that will continue to shape the industry. René recently assisted in the development of a multi-million dollar celebrity-driven social media platform. His top clients include mass media companies, global advertising agencies and digital media startups.

René is committed to building strong communities, and has volunteered with the United Way, Pro Bono Students Canada and Downtown Legal Services.

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Career & Recognition

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  • 2011

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2011
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2010

    • Education
      2010
      University of Toronto, JD
  • 2007

    • Education
      2007
      McGill University, B.Sc. with great distinction in Psychology and Biology

Prior to practising law, René was an assistant editor for the Spring 2008 edition of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review.

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