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, real estate, lobbying, administrative and regulatory law, environmental law, shareholders' disputes, international trade, insurance and other 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, notably with the Canada Border Services Agency. 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.
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
Patrick is recognized as a leading lawyer in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada – 2022–2023 (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).
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).
- Co-author : Transportation Electrification: Lobbyisme Québec’s Target Group for 2022-2023
Blakes Bulletin on Public Sector Crisis & Compliance, November 22, 2022.
- Co-author : Transparency and Accessibility in Lobbying: Implementation of a New Registry, Carrefour Lobby Québec
Blakes Bulletin on Public Sector Crisis & Compliance, October 13, 2022.
- Co-author : Quebec Elections: Vigilance Is Essential in Interactions With Government Entities and Public Office Holders
Blakes Bulletin on Public Sector Crisis & Compliance, August 24, 2022.
- Co-author : Quebec Elections: Reminders on Financing, Election Expenses and Political Advertising
Blakes Bulletin on Public Sector Crisis & Compliance, August 19, 2022.
- Co-author : The CBSA Publishes its January Audit Priorities List
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade, January 19, 2022.
- Co-author : The CBSA Publishes its July Audit Priorities List
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade, July 7, 2021.
- Co-speaker : Who Bears the Cost for Pyrrhotite? The State of Construction and Insurance Law in Quebec
Blakes Webinar on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, June 3, 2021.
Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 2014
LLB, Université de Montréal – 2013
MA (International Relations and Affairs), Université du Québec à Montréal – 2009
BA (Political Science), Université du Québec à Montréal – 2006
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