Daniel Marion, B.A., B.C.L. joins Thales as the Vice President of Legal & Contracts. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Marion was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Thales Canada prior to that assignment he was acting in the role as Director of Thales' Corporate Transaction Department in Paris, where he worked on and managed Mergers & Acquisitions and strategic investment files for the Company world-wide.
Mr. Marion joined Thales in 2001. His previous positions include Senior Legal Counsel, Corporate Transaction at Thales’ head office in Paris, and Vice President and Legal Director for Thales Canada and its Avionics business in Montreal. Daniel has been involved in Export Control since 2003, where he was at the heart of the QRS11 issue with State Department and the entire Aerospace industry. Mr. Marion studied Political Science and Economics at Concordia University.
He was a staff member for a federal cabinet minister from 1980 to 1984. He then studied law at McGill University and has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 1988. Mr. Marion has worked in private practice in Montreal, specializing in business law litigation, and has lectured in business law at University du Quebec in Montréal and at the University Paris Dauphine.