Robert is the managing partner of the Montréal office of Blakes and chair of the Litigation Group. He practises corporate, commercial, securities, banking, product liability, real estate litigation investigations and arbitration. He has an extensive class action defence practice, including multijurisdictional and multi-defendant class actions involving pharmaceuticals, medical devices, product liability, financial services, consumer fraud, securities, air transport and pension fund litigation. Has a wide range of experience acting for investment and securities dealers with respect to a variety of civil disputes, including malpractice litigation, and in respect of securities regulatory compliance issues. Has leading experience in shareholder litigation with emphasis on oppression disputes. Has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Québec Court of Appeal and the Québec Superior Court. Admitted to Québec Bar in 1985.