A drink leads to the cancellation of a trial

Thomas Meehan. Source: YouTube A man convicted of murder has just had his conviction quashed, as the friendship between the trial judge and the crown attorney cast a shadow over the fairness of the proceedings. Convicted of murder in 2017, Andrew Cowan has just won his case before the Ontario Court of Appeal, which overturned … Read more

Canadian Law Awards: Quebecers rewarded

Montreal partners Alexandre Forest and Francois Viau as well as lawyer Ilias Hmimas. Source: Gowling WLG website Awarded by Lexpert, the prizes Canadian Law Awards annually celebrate the best in the profession. They highlight the work of law firms, in-house legal teams and lawyers across the country, as well as their landmark transactions over the … Read more

Court axes BLG fees

Judge Karen M. Rogers. Source: Langlois website The Superior Court considered that the firm had failed in its obligation to inform its client and awarded him only a fraction of the amount claimed. Because the fees were billed without regard to the actual value of the work performed, and without the client knowing what to … Read more

ImmunoPrecise Antibodies acquires BioStrand

Selena Lu, Eric Lavallée, Serge Shahinian, Sébastien Vézina, Catherine Méthot, Marie-Claude Côté, Mylène Vallières, Siddhartha Borissov-Beausoleil and Jean-Paul Timothée. Source: Lavery website Immune Precise Antibodies, a biotherapeutics company based in Victoria, British Columbia, confirmed last month the acquisition of BioStrand BV, BioKey BV, and BioClue BV (together, BioStrand), a recognized group of Belgian entities in … Read more

Hair-raising lawyers | Law Inc.

Sophie Melchers. Source: Norton Rose Fulbright website Three Quebec lawyers were honored at the awards ceremony 2022 Canadian Benchmark Litigation Awardsheld on May 5 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Me Sophie Melchers, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, received the award for litigator of the year in Quebec. Me Marie-Helene Jette, a partner … Read more

Lawyers’ favorite Montreal restaurant turns 35

Leonardo Iacono and his daughter Josie When lawyers, judges and magistrates who frequent the Montreal courthouse are asked which restaurant they prefer to frequent, their answer is almost invariably “Le Muscadin”. And this, for 35 years! Such unwavering loyalty to an establishment in Old Montreal, which is full of restaurants, seems surprising at first glance. … Read more

A new partner and several lawyers for Dunton Rainville

The litigant Me Alex Lévesque thus accedes to the association of the firm with a hundred lawyers. A 2013 law graduate from UQAM, Me Lévesque practices in construction, municipal and commercial law, as well as in civil and commercial litigation. He represents entrepreneurs and municipalities. Among the skills that allow him to improve his practice, … Read more

Lawyers in the Metaverse

Aaron Grinhaus. Source: LinkedIn Founded in 2020, Decentraland’s virtual universe is gradually increasing its appeal to the legal world. This is normal, this virtual country now has nearly a million inhabitants registered to walk around and carry out transactions in cryptocurrency. You can take up residence there, open a business… and practice law. This is … Read more

A litigation boutique elected law firm of the year!

Me Louis Sévéno. Source: Woods Montreal-based litigation boutique Woods was awarded Best Firm of the Year in Quebec at the awards Benchmark Litigation Awards 2022 of Canada, held in front of 160 guests on May 5 at the Fairmont Royal York, in the Queen City. “It’s the prize we coveted the most,” says Me Louis … Read more

From Stikeman to Norton Rose Fulbright

Me Laurence Cromp-Lapierre. Source: nortonrosefulbright.com Laurence Cromp Lapierre begins a new chapter. La Barreau 2015 turns the page on 11 years of practice at Stikeman Elliott. She rose through the ranks, going from student to trainee status before acquiring the title of lawyer. Over the years, she has represented public issuers, financial institutions, investment funds … Read more