Ranked first in the Top 10 Québec Regional Firms by Canadian Lawyer (2020–2021) and named Regional Law Firm of the Year in Canada by Chambers & Partners (2021), Langlois Lawyers is a full-service firm at the cutting edge of the law, focused on what is truly essential: legal services of the highest quality, passion for the profession, and superlative client service. It is one of the leading law firms in Québec, with over 150 professionals working in Montréal, Québec City and Laval. The firm’s teams offer a complete range of highly regarded legal services in civil and commercial litigation, business law, employment & labour law, insurance law, financial institutions & services, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions, construction & infrastructure, governance and ethics, insolvency & restructuring, tax law, administrative law, and maritime law.
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
Litigation: Litigation is the firm’s primary area of expertise, and our Litigation group is one of the largest in Québec. Our professionals specialize in virtually every type of legal dispute that companies and organizations may encounter, whether as plaintiffs or as defendants.
Business Law: We cover all legal aspects relating to the activities of small, medium, and large businesses in the private, public and parapublic sectors, including the organization, dissolution and liquidation of corporations, mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, public offerings of securities, and international business transactions. The firm has expertise in financial restructuring and insolvency related matters.
Employment & Labour Law: Our team of nearly30 professionals is the largest employment & labour law group in Québec and is active in all aspects of this area of the law, including employment contracts, collective bargaining, dismissals and disciplinary measures, occupational health & safety, pensions & benefits, and labour disputes.
Insurance Law: The members of the Langlois Lawyers Insurance Law practice group have considerable expertise in the insurance, civil liability, and professional liability sectors. Our team favours a rational approach to cases that considers both the financial value of and the clients’ goals. Our clients include insurers, insurance funds, mutual associations, brokers, and risk managers.
Capital Markets: Langlois Lawyers has been working and innovating in the field of capital markets and securities. We are one of Canada’s leading law firms in the specialized small-cap sector. As such, we are familiar with capital market trends, rules and legislative developments. Our professionals advise Canadian issuers on specific transactions and ongoing obligations such as disclosure, filing, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.
Mergers and Acquisition: We represent both major international players in complex transactions and smaller companies in transactions that, although more modest in monetary terms, involve tailor-made legal strategies and remain significant for them. Teamwork is one of the keys to Langlois Lawyers’ success. The firm’s lawyers work closely with the client and with accountants, financial intermediaries, and other transaction advisors, where appropriate.
Taxation Law: Langlois Lawyers can handle all aspects of Canadian and international tax planning for all types of businesses, from private companies to multinational corporations. With their many years of experience in large-scale transactions around the world, our tax lawyers aim to find practical, creative, and value-added solutions for our clients. The Langlois Lawyers’ tax team works closely with other colleagues at the firm to provide a team-based approach that is personalized to each client, whether private or public. Other law firms and accounting firms regularly seek out our tax expertise to serve their own clients more effectively.
Maritime Law: We have 80 years’ experience in this field, including ship acquisition, operation and financing, hull and P&I insurance, collision, salvage, general average, and virtually all other aspects of admiralty law. We have also been involved in marine environmental issues and in the energy sector, including the supply and marine transportation of oil and gas.
Education Law: For many years, our team has provided guidance to managers in academia who work in both public and private systems at every level of instruction (school boards, private colleges, CÉGEPS and universities). Our professionals are involved in providing legal counsel to our clients as well as representing them before arbitration boards, administrative tribunals, and courts of law.
Administrative Law: We provide representation before civil and administrative tribunals as well as public service boards in matters involving the Canadian and Québec human rights charters, judicial review of administrative action, and legal and constitutional challenges to laws and regulations, injunctions and writs of mandamus.