François Fontaine

François Fontaine , AdE

(514) 847-4413
(514) 286-5474
1 Place Ville Marie, Suite 2500, Montréal, QC
Year called to bar: 1985 (QC)
Fran├žois Fontaine appeared before all Quebec courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before various administrative tribunals. He is also representing clients before the judicial courts on white collar cases in the context of criminal and penal charges against corporations and individual directors or executives, as well as in the context of general corporate and commercial litigation, class actions, and administrative proceedings (including injunctions and judicial review). He has led several investigations, including cross-border investigations involving multiple jurisdictions, in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption conducting interviews and examinations, investigating the facts, providing legal opinions, and advising clients on legal and reputational risks related to compliance matters, and particularly on the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, AML, and financial sanctions. He counsels clients on, and has significant experience in matters involving misappropriation of confidential information, fraudulent financial transactions, and tracing and recovery of stolen funds.
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