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About Ariane

Ariane's practice covers various aspects of civil and commercial law, with a particular focus on commercial litigation, class actions, product liability and consumer contracts. Her practice also covers shareholders' disputes, arbitration and extraordinary proceedings. She advises national and foreign clients, including pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, banks, transportation companies, and local businesses.

Ariane is fluent in French and English and has a practical knowledge of Spanish.

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  • Currently defending the interests of a major international pharmaceutical company in three class actions respecting side effects allegedly caused by some of its products

  • Currently defending a medical device manufacturer in a class action relating to alleged manufacturing and design devices defects

  • Currently defending a major Canadian major airline company in a class action relating to alleged violations of the Consumer Protection Act

  • Currently defending a bank in a series of class actions relating to alleged violations of the Consumer Protection Act

  • Part of a team that successfully brought to an early discontinuance a class action brought against hip device manufacturer in connection with alleged manufacturing defects

  • Part of a team that successfully obtained early termination of a class action brought against one of the largest software manufacturers

  • Part of a team that successfully defended Coca-Cola in connection with alleged misrepresentations as to Vitaminwater® products

  • Counsel to multinational corporations in class actions regarding consumer contracts and product liability for pharmaceuticals and other consumer products

  • Advising a multinational corporation on compliance with Canadian trade regulations

Awards & Recognition

Ariane is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) – Nationwide; Litigation: General Commercial – Québec)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – 2023-2024 (Future Star)

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2023–2024 (Dispute Resolution: Quebec)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – 2021–2024 (Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 (Class Actions, Litigation – Corporate Commercial, Litigation – Product Liability)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2023 (Up and Coming – Litigation: General Commercial – Quebec)

Professional Activities

Ariane is a member of the Bar of Montreal and the Young Bar of Montreal.

Ariane is a regular contributor to publications and conferences relating to class actions as well as drugs and medical devices.

Education

Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 2012
LLB, Université Laval – 2011

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