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Patrick Lapierre

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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

  • Provided advice in connection with various challenges of customs related enforcement measures, including customs duties, valuation and classification, as well as seizures under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act

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

  • Part of the team that advised 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

Awards & Recognition

Patrick is recognized as a leading lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022-2023 - Ones to Watch (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).

Professional Activities

Patrick is a member of the Young Leaders Forum of The International Economic Forum of the Americas.

He is also a member of various committees of the Montréal office, including the Recruitment Committee (since 2017), the Business Development Committee (since 2017) and the Associates Committee (since 2020).

Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 2014
LL.B., Université de Montréal - 2013
M.A. (International Relations and Affairs), Université du Québec à Montréal - 2009
B.A. (Political Science), Université du Québec à Montréal - 2006
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