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Our firm acts regularly in large, complex and high-stakes litigation or arbitration, in matters of vital importance to our clients. We are there to counsel and to  represent our clients, and to defend their interests, whether before the courts of justice or arbitration tribunals, or by way of negotiation or mediation. 

Termination of employment

We have acted for numerous high-ranking executives in connection with the termination of their employment contracts, and we have provided assistance in negotiating their severance, drafting and revising their employment contracts, as well as in the context of court proceedings to obtain compensation for insufficient notice of termination.

We advise and represent employees and employers in labour disputes. Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements and matters of wrongful dismissal are part of our daily practice. Most cases settle before they even reach trial.

Khalifé v. McGill University Health Center, 2010 QCCS 5386: We represented McGill University in this claim for reinstatement of a professor.

Lessard v. Commission d’enquête sur le département de radio-oncologie de l’hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, J.E. 2004-755 (S.C.): We proved the commissioners’ bias and obtained the annulment of the parts of an internal enquiry report concerning our client.

Valeurs mobilières Desjardins inc. v. Lambert, 2009 QCCS 4278, J.E. 2009-1907; We obtained a provisional injunction and safeguard order on behalf of a securities firm against a departed advisorwho left for a competing firm.