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Clémentine Sallée

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National Experience

Representative matters include representing:

  • The winning consortium for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor Care Homes project in Newfoundland and Labrador

  • The winning consortium with respect to aspects of the construction and operation and maintenance subcontracts for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project

  • One of the proponents in connection with the Library and Archives Canada Gatineau 2 project

  • A metropolitan transportation agency and a federal Crown railway corporation in connection with their calls for tenders for service providers for operation, mainteance and other related services and transportation equipment suppliers

  • A public pension fund and public entities with respect to specific public procurement matters

  • Owners and contractors in connection with renewable energy projects, including with respect to the purchase and sale of interests

  • Quebec’s Ministry of Culture and Communications with respect to the construction, financing and operation of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra’s new concert hall

  • The winning consortium regarding the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the new Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) and its research centre

International Experience

Representative matters include:

  • Providing legal advice regarding new legislation on public-private-partnerships in a Caribbean country

  • Providing legal advice on a waste management project financed by a multilateral development bank, including a comparative analysis of various contracting models

  • Representing a Quebec Crown corporation with respect to analyzing potential energy project opportunities in Mexico

Awards & Recognition

Clémentine is recognized for her expertise by the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 (Public Procurement)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 (Public Procurement Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2018-2019: Infrastructure Law; 2017: Leading Lawyers to Watch – Infrastructure Law)

  • The 2017 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Lawyers to Watch)

Professional Activities

Clémentine is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Infrastructure and Construction National Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association. She also speaks at conferences and seminars and writes on issues affecting her practice areas.

Clémentine launched the Montréal chapter of the Women’s Infrastructure Network in 2015. She presides its steering committee and is a member of its governance and outreach committees. She is also a director of the Association des consommateurs pour la qualité dans la construction (Consumer Association for Quality in Construction) and a member of the international outreach committee of the Montréal Bar Association.

Clémentine is involved in various human rights and international justice issues. She is a member of Lawyers Without Borders Canada, through which she took part in an international legal cooperation mission in Guatemala. She is a former fellow of the Canadian Centre for International Justice. She also volunteered for the Université du Québec à Montréal’s International Legal Clinic for the Defence of Human Rights.

Prior to joining Blakes, Clémentine worked as a researcher and lecturer in bioethics.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Speaker: Main Features of, and Common Issues in Public Procurement in Canada
    Infrastructure Seminar, Italian Chamber of Commerce and Italian Trade Agency, Rome, Italy, June 20, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Better communication to mitigate commercial and contractual risks in projects (Mieux communiquer pour mitiger les risques commerciaux et contractuels dans les projets)
    Association of Corporate Counsel, Mini MBA, May 29, 2019.
  • Moderator: Montréal IT Hub Seminar - Investing in Montreal: Know the Opportunities, Trade competitively
    Mexico, April 30, 2019.
  • Moderator: The Future of Mobility (Le futur de la mobilité)
    Women’s Infrastructure Network – Quebec/Montréal Chapter, November 1, 2018.
Education
Training in Civil and Commercial Mediation, Université de Sherbrooke - 2018
Admitted to the Quebec Bar - 2006
B.C.L., Université de Montréal - 2005
LL.M., McGill University - 2002
LL.M., Université Paris I & Paris II (Panthéon-Sorbonne/Panthéon-Assas) (France) - 2000
LL.B., University of Liverpool (U.K.) - 1999
Bachelor in European and Comparative Law, Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV (France) - 1999
Certificate in Criminal Law and Criminal Science, Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV (France) - 1998
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