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Réal Forest

Réal Forest Ad. E.
Réal Forest Ad. E. Senior Counsel | Montréal
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  • Société d'énergie Foster Wheeler Ltée c. Ville de Montreal, 2008 QCCS 4670 (Qc. C.S. October 7, 2008)

  • The Queen v. Attorney General of Québec, [2008] F.C.A. 201 (June 11, 2008)

  • Henderson v. Attorney General of Québec, [2007] R.J.Q. 2174; 2007 QCCA 1138

  • Corporation Sun Media v. Société de transport de Montréal et al., leave to appeal denied by the Supreme Court of Canada, February 18, 2005, Supreme Court of Canada Bulletin of Proceedings, February 18, 2005, No. 30532

  • Foster Wheeler Power Co. c. Société intermunicipale de gestion et d'élimination des déchets (SIGED) Inc., [2004] 1 S.C.R. 456, 2004 SCC 18

Awards & Recognition

In 2012, Réal was awarded the title Lawyer Emeritus by the Barreau du Québec. Each year, this award is presented to members of the order who gain distinction as a result of their outstanding professional career, outstanding contribution to the profession or outstanding social and community standing.

Réal is recognized as one of Canada's leading litigation lawyers in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Administrative and Public Law)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 (Litigation: General Commercial – Québec)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 (Litigation - Public Law)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys - 2015 Edition (Litigation Star in Arbitration, Commercial, Competition and Securities)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 (Dispute Resolution)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011 (Litigation - Class Actions)

Professional Activities

Réal has maintained a very active role in several professional organizations, such as the Quebec Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association, where he has held leadership positions, including as president of the Constitutional Law and Civil Liberties Section of the Quebec Branch, as vice-president and joint president of the National Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section.

Réal has also been a professor at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal and an associate executive director the Quebec Justice Department's Constitutional Law Directorate.

D.E.S., Université de Droit, d'Économie et de Sciences Sociales de Paris II - 1974
M.Sc., University Panthéon - Sorbonne (Paris I) - 1973
LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science - 1972
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 1971
LL.L., Laval University - 1970
B.A., Laval University - 1967
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