Counsel for several insurers involved in the litigation concerning the application of Québec law to the worldwide professional liability insurance program of Coopers & Lybrand in the context of the Castor Holdings litigation.
Lead coverage counsel for the liability insurer of one of the main parties in litigation involving hundreds of claims totaling nearly half a billion dollars involving defective concrete.
Lead counsel for Chubb Insurance Company of Canadabefore the Quebec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada in a landmark decision concerning duties of directors and officers in Canada, Peoples Department Stores v. Wise.
Lead counsel before the Quebec Superior Court and the Quebec Court of Appeal defending a major multinational industrial products manufacturer in a multimillion dollar lawsuit involving an allegedly defective recovery boiler.
Counsel for a leading Canadian directors and officers insurer in a coverage dispute involving several million dollars in defence costs in the context of lawsuits instituted in theUSinvolving claims of hundreds of millions U.S. dollars.
Lead negotiator in achieving landmark agreement between Québec authors and book publishers leading to the formation in 1997 of the Québec copyright collective COPIBEC – Société québecoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction.
Canadian Bar Association
American Bar Association
International Bar Association
Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)
Defense Research Institute
Canadian Defence Lawyers
Arbitration and Mediation Institute of Quebec (IMAQ)
DRI Compendium Writing a Reservation of Rights (Co-author, Quebec Section).
"Statutory civil liability remedies for investors in the secondary securities markets", F.P. publication, 4th Conference on the liability of directors and officers, February 2013.
"Legal Developments for Directors and Officers in Canada" (co-authored) in Executive Risks: A Boardroom Guide 2012/13, by White Page in association with Willis Finex Global.
"Exploring Trends in D&O Liability – Certain Canadian Trends", Canadian Institute’s 12th Annual Forum of Directors’, Officers’ and Fiduciary Liability, Montreal, October 22-23, 2009.
"The Canadian ABCP Experience: The Montreal Accord of 2007 and the Metcalfe & Mansfield CCAA Plan of Arrangement" as part of the PLUS conference entitled "La crise mondiale du crédit : où en sommes-nous ? Où allons-nous?; D&O, E&O et autres types de responsabilité", PLUS Seminar, Montreal, May 6, 2009.
"Quelques réflexions sur la responsabilité du fabricant au Québec à la lumière de l’arrêt Domtar", AGRAQ, January 22, 2009.
"Directors' Duties: The Supreme Court Confirms that Directors Owe No Fiduciary Duty to the Company's Creditors", McGillUniversity, Faculty of Law,Montreal, February 8, 2006.
"Recent Developments in the Securities Class Action Field in Canada" in PLUS Magazine, February 2006
"Current Developments in D & O Litigation: What You Need to Know in Light of Peoples v. Wise and other Recent Court Decisions", Canadian Institute, October 25, 2005.
"When They Sneeze... Emerging Trends in Canadian Directors' & Officers' Claims", RIMSCanada,Montreal, September 19, 2005.
"Canada (& Quebec)" (co-authored with André Laurin& Isabelle Lamarre) in The Willis Worldwide Directory of Directors' and Officers' Liability, 3rd ed., London 2005.
"Peoples Department Stores Inc. v. Wise: Directors' Duties Defined", QRIMA, November 2004.
"The Liability of Pension Plan Administrators in theQuebecand Canadian Context", QRIMA,Montreal, February 26, 2004.
"Barbarians at the Gate? Corporate Disclosure and Securities Class Action Litigation in Canada", QRIMA, Montreal, February 15, 2001.
Professional Activities and ExperienceAccolades
- Best Lawyer 2016
- Lexpert 2016
- Best Lawyer 2017
- Best Lawyer 2018
- Best Lawyers 2019
- Best Lawyers 2020