Patrick Lapierre
Associate | Montréal
Montréal: 514-982-4105

Patrick's practice covers various aspects of commercial and civil litigation. He advises companies and individuals in various areas of law, such as construction, energy, regulatory law, insurance, class actions, real estate and contract disputes. He advises national and foreign clients, including resorts developers and operators, banks, energy infrastructure companies, manufacturers, and other local and multinational companies.

Prior to joining Blakes, Patrick developed solid professional experience within the federal government. His academic path led him to pursue his studies in Tunisia, at the University of Tunis El Manar, as well as conduct research in Lebanon in association with the University of Balamand.

Patrick is fluent in French and in English.

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Recent representative matters include:

  • Defended the interests of a major developer and operator of destination resorts against various multimillion-dollar suits relating to alleged construction deficiencies and defects and alleged damages suffered by a guest at one of the client's resorts

  • Advised and represented the interests of a developer against various multimillion-dollar suits alleging construction deficiencies and defects

  • Defended a multinational construction material manufacturer in a multimillion-dollar claim alleging misrepresentations and product defects

  • Defended a Canadian bank against various claims from customers alleging fault in handling the commercial accounts of its clients

  • Part of the team that is advising a major energy infrastructure company in its regulatory applications before the National Energy Board and other matters before the Régie de l'énergie and the Federal Court

  • Advised a major manufacturer of chemical products in a dispute involving a municipality, an energy infrastructure company and a transportation services company regarding real estate issues

  • Advised a multinational credit card company on various legal issues involving the Quebec Consumer Protection Act