Presenting the top corporate and commercial litigation law firms in Quebec based on the results of Lexpert’s yearly peer review. The full list of the province’s leading corporate and commercial litigation lawyers and law firms can be viewed in our practice area rankings list.
The practice of corporate and commercial litigation governs virtually every type of business dispute. Our survey covers lawyers and law firms providing advice and representation by way of negotiation, civil proceedings, alternative dispute resolution, mediation or arbitration in all matters relating to the breach of or disputes regarding commercial contracts, and purchase and sale of assets, equipment or other lease agreements
The review also covers banking and financing litigation, which includes secured and unsecured enforcement and recovery, multi-party creditor disputes, asset recovery and tracing, and disputes regarding various security, financing or trade instruments. It also includes business organization disputes resulting from shareholder agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, distribution, agency and other such matters.
Year established: 1895
Number of lawyers: 20 (dispute resolution – commercial litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 8
Partners: Lucien Bouchard, Marc-André Boutin, William Brock, Cara Cameron, Guy Du Pont, Denis Ferland, Julie Girard, Jean-Philippe Groleau, Christian Lachance, Gabriel Lavery Lepage, Léon H. Moubayed, Louis-Martin O’Neill, Louise Patry, George J. Pollack, Nick Rodrigo
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (Davies) is a full-service business law firm with offices in Montréal and Toronto and an international headquarters in New York in the US. The firm specializes in high-stakes and complex litigation matters. It represents leading businesses and financial institutions in Canada and overseas. The firm advises clients in a range of practice areas, including capital markets and securities, commercial real estate, competition and foreign investment, corporate governance, dispute resolution, finance, white-collar defence, mergers and acquisitions, pensions and executive compensation, private equity and tax. Davies lawyers are internationally recognized for their technical expertise and practical ability to achieve their clients’ objectives.
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Year established: 1855
Number of lawyers: 30+ (corporate and commercial litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 5
Partners: Paul Blanchard, Martin Boodman, Élisabeth Brousseau, Marc Dufour, Marie-Eve Dufresne, Michel Gagné, Francois M. Giroux, Gabriel Querry, Andrée-Anne Labbé, Mélanie Poisson, Karine Joizil, Hugo Babos-Marchand
McCarthy Tétrault LLP is considered one of Canada’s top full-service law firms. It has offices in the country’s major commercial centres, including Montréal and Québec City, and internationally in the US and UK. The firm delivers integrated business, litigation, tax, real property, and labour and employment services to both domestic and overseas clients. Multi-disciplinary industry groups support the firm’s practice. These groups provide contextual advice across various industries including, banking and financial services, energy and infrastructure, private equity and investments, resources and extraction, retail and consumer markets, capital markets, real estate, technology and communications, and healthcare and science.
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Year established: 2012 (Canada)
Number of lawyers: 60+ (Dispute resolution and litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 14
Partners: Maya Angenot, Jean G. Bertrand, Pierre Bienvenu, Horia Bundaru, Maxime Cantin, Marie Cossette, Claudia Déry, Pierre Duquette, François Fontaine, Charles A. Foucreault, Andres C. Garin, Ian Gosselin, Julie Himo, Caroline Larouche, Eric C. Lefebvre, André Legrand, Claude Marchand, Sophie Melchers, Guillaume Michaud, Luc Morin, François-David Paré, Paul S. Prosterman, Jean-Charles René, Sylvain Rigaud, Vincent Rochette, Michel G. Sylvestre, Martin J. Valasek
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP boasts a manpower pool of more than 3,700 lawyers and legal staff based in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa. The international full-service law firm has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including Montréal, Québec City, London, Houston, New York, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg. The firm serves the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions. It has substantial experience in various industries, including finance, energy, infrastructure, and mining, transportation, technology, life sciences and healthcare. The firm also boasts a global risk advisory group, which allows it to provide clients with practical advice on various risks facing their businesses.
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Year established: 1952
Number of lawyers: 20 (Commercial litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 10
Partners: Éric Azran, Guillaume Boudreau-Simard, Marc-André Coulombe, Peter J. Cullen, Pierre-Paul Daunais, C. Jean Fontaine, Patrick Girard, Stéphanie Lapierre, Éric Mongeau, Frédéric Paré
Stikeman Elliott LLP is a full-service business law firm with clients across Canada and the world. It provides counsel and advise through its offices in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, and overseas headquarters in New York in the US, London in the UK and Sydney in Australia. The firm boasts an exceptional track record on multi-jurisdictional matters both domestically and internationally. Its primary practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, securities, litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, competition and foreign investment, tax, restructuring, energy, real estate, project development, pensions, and labour and employment.
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Year established: 1992
Number of lawyers: 30+
Number of ranked lawyers: 7
Partners: Caroline Biron, Bogdan Canatu, Marie-Louise Delisle, Stephen L. Drymer, Patrick Ouellet, Louis Sévéno, Richard Vachon, Sylvain A. Vauclair, James A. Woods, Sarah Woods
Montréal-based boutique law firm Woods LLP specializes in litigation, arbitration and insolvency cases. The firm boasts a team of lawyers who are multilingual, trained in the civil law and common law, dedicated to understanding its clients’ interests and devoted to successful advocacy. Woods acts for governments, public and private companies and individuals in all manner of corporate and commercial litigation before all levels of courts and tribunals in Canada. Its practice areas include corporate liability and governance, directors’ and officers’ liability, shareholders’ or other stakeholders’ disputes, public-private partnerships, securities litigation and matters concerning the interpretation and performance of complex commercial agreements. The firm also boasts an insolvency practice and a dedicated international arbitration practice, representing clients and serving as arbitrators in international commercial and investment arbitrations.
Year established: 1856
Number of lawyers: 8 (Litigation and dispute resolution – Corporate litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 2
Partners: Sébastien Guy, Liviu Kaufman, Claude Marseille, Francis Rouleau, Robert Torralbo
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has offices in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, and international headquarters in New York and London. It is considered as one of Canada’s leading full-service business law firms. Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity whether local or multi-jurisdictional, or practice-area specific or interdisciplinary. Its lawyers collaborate across disciplines and geographies, working closely with clients to develop thoughtful solutions and commercially actionable advice. The firm also takes pride in continuing to play a leading role in building a more inclusive legal profession.
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Year established: 1823
Number of lawyers: 24 (Commercial litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 7
Partners: François Beaudry, Karine Chênevert, Alexander De Zordo, Mathieu Lévesque, Catherine Lussier, Patrice Morin, Mathieu Piché-Messier, Patrick Plante, Guy J. Pratte
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is among the largest of Canada’s few AmLaw Global 100 firms. The bilingual full-service business law firm excels under both the common and civil law systems in Canada. BLG boasts more than 700 lawyers, intellectual property agents and legal professionals worldwide. It has offices in Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver, and an international headquarters in Beijing in China. The firm serves businesses and other institutions in a range legal matters, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, major disputes, financing, and trademark and patent registration. It is also the first law firm in North America to implement client service standards.
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Year established: 2000
Number of lawyers: 40 (Commercial litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 6
Partners: Ponora Ang, Nathalie-Anne Béliveau, Annie Bernard, Nikolas Blanchette, Noah Bodreau, Louis Carrière, Vincent Cérat Lagana, Nancy Demers, Guy C. Dion, Brandon Farber, Audrey Gagnon, Kateri-Anne Grenier, Maxime-Arnaud Keable, Yves Lacroix, Stéphanie Lavallée, Marc-André Morin, Sébastien Richemont, Alain Reindeau, Dave Robitaille, Chris Semerjian, Eric Simard
With a manpower pool of more than 700 lawyers worldwide, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is one of Canada’s largest full-service business law firms. It has domestic offices in Montréal, Québec City, Vancouver, Surrey, Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. The firm also has international headquarters in London, Johannesburg and Beijing. Fasken specializes in complex business and litigation matters. It takes pride in having a diverse and inclusive workplace, and its community involvement, pro bono work and membership in respected legal organizations globally.
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Year established: 1916
Number of lawyers: 50+ (Commercial litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 5
Partners: Vikki Andrighetti, Gerry Apostolatos, Reynald Auger, Daniel Baum, Hans Bois, Gabrielle Brochu, Antoine Brylowski, Marie-Claude Carrier, Sylvain Chouinard, Vincent de l'Étoile, Justin Dépatie, Caroline Deschênes, Isabelle Desharnais, Sandra Desjardins, Danielle Ferron, Sean Griffin, Bernard Jolin, Pierre Y. Lefebvre, Valérie Lemaire, Katherine Loranger, François Mainguy, Catherine Martel, Elisabeth Neelin, Sophie Perreault, Marianne Plamondon, Richard R. Provost, Bernard Roy, Véronique Roy, Marc-André Sansregret, Éric Savard, Jessica Syms, Tommy Tremblay, Renée-Maude Vachon, Sarto Veilleux, Jean-François Vézina
Langlois lawyers, LLP is a full-service business law firm based in Montréal and Québec City. It boasts more than 150 lawyers and legal professionals. The firm offers a complete range legal services encompassing civil and commercial litigation, business and real estate law, employment and labour law, maritime law, administrative law, environmental and energy law, and governance and ethics. Langlois’ litigation practice covers the areas of class action, competition, commercial, insurance, securities, technology, construction law and extraordinary measures.
Year established: 1862
Number of lawyers: 10+ (Corporate and commercial litigation)
Number of ranked lawyers: 2
Partners: Éric Préfontaine, Fabrice Benoît, Céline Legendre
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is a full-service business law firm with offices in Montréal, Toronto, Calgary, Ottawa, Vancouver and New York in the US. It boasts a manpower pool of more than 400 lawyers that provide expert legal services to Canadian and international clients. The firm is recognized for its extensive expertise in business law and is consistently ranked as among Canada’s top law firms. It has substantial experience in a wide range of industries, including agribusiness, clean tech, energy, fintech, food products, gaming, health, hospitality and leisure, infrastructure, life sciences, mining, real estate investment trusts, retail and venture capital.
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