Awatif Lakhdar Partner, Lawyer

Bureau

  • Montréal

Phone number

514 877-3098

Fax

514 871-8977

Bar Admission

  • Québec, 2002

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Profile

Partner

Me Awatif Lakhdar is part of the Family Law department which comprises personal law and estate law. Admitted to the Bar in 2002 her principal area of practice ahs been family law and private international law. 

Me Lakhdar has developed an expertise in extraterritorial disputes involving a foreign element.  Moreover she is regularly consulted by her colleagues regarding complex cases regarding the treatment of the concept of the Islamic dowry as pertains to a divorce in Quebec, the recognition of a divorce rendered abroad in accordance with Muslim law, the legal consideration of the concept of international public order, the reciprocal execution of foreign judgements in Canada, particularly pertaining to countries from the Middle East, international lis pendens and the increased interjurisdictional remedies, assisted procreation and gestational contracts, international adoption and the application of the Hague Convention of October 25, 1980 on international child abduction.

Over the course of the past few years, Me Lakhdar has been invited to speak on various topics regarding human rights, family law and inheritances.  She has participated in several conferences and has even created many conferences offered to lawyers, notaries, accountants, and tax specialists as well as financial institutions and organizations.

In collaboration with committees headed by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in Montreal, she has sponsored several legal events aimed at the Maghreb community.

Me Lakhdar is also an accredited family mediator, as well as a civil, commercial and Small Claims Court mediator.  Over the years, Me Lakhdar has expanded her practice to “alternative dispute resolution” methods which includes mediation, and she has thus developed skills specific to this process to provide her clients with the most comprehensive principles.

She is fluent in French, English, and Arabic.

Representative mandates

  • Represents clients in provincial, national, and international cases, in particular in divorces, legal separations, child custody, establishment of spousal support (alimony), and application of matrimonial regimes;
  • She is often mandated to represent clients in international abduction cases whose country of origin is not a signatory to the Hague Convention.  She has also acted as legal advisor in matters relating to the identification of matrimonial regimes in certain Muslim countries;
  • She is regularly mandated as a jurisconsult in various trials relating to the determination of matrimonial regimes of immigrants from Muslim countries, therefore according to standardized foreign components.
  • She has developed an expertise in citizenship and immigration matters.  Therefore, in the context of divorce, nullity of marriage and foreign judgement recognition mandates she offers clients indispensable advice regarding the potential impact on their permanent residence in Canada or on the Sponsorship Contract signed with the provisional and federal immigration authorities;

Professional and community activities

  • Member of the Canada Bar Association;
  • Professor at Bar School in the area of family law;
  • Member of the Forum of Female Lawyers of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Division;
  • Member of Committee of Family Law of the Quebec Bar Association;
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Wills, Estates and Trusts Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Quebec Division;
  • Association of Family Law Lawyers in Quebec
  • Governor of the Foundation of the Quebec Bar Association
  • Association of Family Law Lawyers of  Quebec
  • Chambre de commence et d’industrie Al Maghreb au Canada
  • Volunteer with the Legal Duty Counsel Services (LDCS)

Lectures

  • "L’État du droit au Québec et au Canada 30 ans après Tremblay c. Daigne", 2020
  • "L’ABC de la pratique en droit de la famille", 2019 and 2020
  • "La triparentalité au Québec:  Où en sont nos tribunaux en 2018 ?", November 2018 and February 2019
  • "L’enrichissement injustifié entre conjoints de fait, formation donnée aux avocats", November 2018
  • "La demande conjointe en divorce : défis, étapes et outils pratiques", Notarial Development Course – 90th session
  • "Pharmaciens-propriétaires en 2016 : soyez à l’affût des meilleures pratiques pour la gestion de votre patrimoine"
  • "Regard sur L’enrichissement injustifié entre conjoints de fait, formation donnée aux avocats", October 28th , November 6th 2015, February 12th 2016, February 23th et 26th 2016
  • "Colloque Liquidation de successions en 2016", 3e edition - Éditions Yvon Blais
  • Lectures with Desjardins in 2016: "Succession et testaments : un suivi des règles de base"
  • "Forum des avocats marocains résidant à l’étranger en 2016: recours interjuridictionnels",  (Maroc-Québec)
  • "Revue jurisprudentielle 2016 en droit de la famille – Décisions marquantes et tendances jurisprudentielles", Éditions Yvon Blais
  • "L’enrichissement sans cause: Où en sont nos tribunaux en 2015 ?" in the framework of the Barreau de La Malbaie in June 2015
  • "Revues jurisprudentielles 2015 en droit de la famille - Décisions marquantes et tendances jurisprudentielles", Éditions Yvon Blais
  • "Successions et testaments : un survol des règles de base", lecture at the caisse Desjardins, March 2015
  • Validity and Weight Granted by Other Jurisdictions to Quebec Marriage Contracts – lecture at Banque Royale du Canada, June 2015

Publications

  • "La litispendance international et le droit de la famille :  où en sont nous tribunaux en 2010?" (International lis pendens and family law :  where are our Courts in 2020?), 2020 (in progress)
  • "Chevauchement des notions due droit islamique et des dispositions du C.c.Q. au sien du divorce au Québec" (Overlapping of notions of Islamic law and the provisions of the C.C.Q. regarding divorce in Quebec), 2020 (in progress)
  • "Le divorce au Québec assorti d’un paiement d’un dot selon les prescriptions de l’islam" (Divorce in Quebec with the payment of a dowry according to the prescriptions of Islam), 2020 (in progress)
  • "Comment la notion de l’ordre public international est interprétée par nos tribunaux dans le cadre de la demande de reconnaissance d’un jugement étranger" (How the notion of international public order is interpreted by our Courts in the context of the request for recognition of a foreign judgement), 2020 (in progress)
  • Comments on the decision "N.C. c. Lirette – L’obligation de moyens du notaire de vérifier la capacité du vendeur inclut celle de vérifier le jugement de divorce et son contenu " (N.C. v. Lirette – The notary’s obligations to verify the seller’s capacity includes verifying the divorce judgement and its contents)
  • Comments on the decision "Goulet c. Héritiers de Suzanne Guay – L’article 764 C.c.Q. et la révocation de plein droit après le divorce des legs faits au conjoints" (Goulet v. Heirs of Suzanne Guay – Article 764 C.C.Q. and the automatic révocation after divorce of the legacies made to the spouse
  • Comments on the decision "Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montéregie – Centre c. V.A. – La notion de dangerosité d’une personne en matière de garde en établissement à l’ère de la COVID-19 (Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montéregie – Centre v. V.A. – The notion of a person’s dangeroursness in terms of custody in an institution in the era of COVID-19), 2020
  • Comments on the decision Trachy c. BMO Nesbitt Burns inc., 2019 QCCS 213 – Les dispositions testamentaires ont-elles priorité sur le processus de dévolution prévu à la Loi sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite et au règlement sur les régimes complémentaires de retraite? (Trachy v. BMO Nesbitt Burns inc., 2019 QCCS 213 – Do testamentary dispositions take priority over the devolution process provided for in the Supplemental Pension Plans Act and the Supplemental Pension Plans Regulations?), 2019
  • Comments on the decision L.R. c. Officier de la publicité des droits de la circonscription foncière de Sherbrooke, 2019 QCCS 365 : La Cour supérieure se penche pour la première fois sur la question de la confidentialité en matière familiale dans un contexte de recours hypothécaire." (L.R. c. Officier de la publicité des droits de la circonscription foncière de Sherbrooke, 2019 QCCS 365 :  The Superior Court is examining for the first time the issue of confidentiality in family matters in a context of mortgage recourse), 2019
  • "Rédactrice d’un ouvrage doctrinal portant sur le droit international privé, en voie de publication en 2019/2020" (Writer of a doctrinal work on private international law, being published in 2019/2020)
  • Comments on the decision "Droit de la famille - 172259 – La limite de la fiducie familiale opposée au créancier alimentaire dans le cadre de la détermination de ses obligations alimentaires : quoi de neuf en 2017"  (Droit de la famille – 172259 – The limit of the family trust opposed to the support creditor in the context of determining his support obligations :  What’s new in 2017 ?), 2017
  • Comments on the decision "Droit de la famille – 171644 – Quel est le statut juridique de la filiation post-mortem? : La Cour d'appel tranche pour la première fois" (Droit de la famille – 171644 – What is the legal status of a post-mortem filiation ?  The Court of Appeal decides for the first time), 2017
  • Comments on the decision "Droit de la famille – 181478 – Qu'est-ce que la Cour d'appel nous enseigne en cas de conflit de filiation lorsque la possession d'état semble être simultanée ou successive?" (Droit de la famille – 181478 – What does the Court of Appeal teach us in the event of a conflict of filiation when the possession of status seems to be simultaneous or successive?), 2018
  • Comments on the decision "S. (R.) c. R. (P.), sub nom. Droit de la famille – 161738 – Litispendance internationale en matière familiale et la constitutionnalité de l'article 3167 C.C.Q. : où en sont nos tribunaux en 2016?" (S.(R.) v. R.(P.), Droit de la famille – 161738 – International lis pendens in family matters and the constitutionality of article 3167 C.C.Q. :  Where are our Courts in 2016?), 2016
  • "L'imposition d'un terme à l’obligation sociale fondamentale» : nouvelle tendance?" (en référence à la décision Droit de la famille – 15161) (The imposition of a term on the fundamental social obligation :  new trend (with reference to the Droit de la famille – 15161 decision)), 2015
  • "Controverse en matière de procréation assistée: l’intérêt de l’enfant ou l’ordre public contractuel, qui prime? (en référence à la décision Droit de la famille – 151172 –)" (Controversy in matters of assisted reproduction :  the best interests of the child or contractual public order, which takes precedence? (with reference to Droit de la famille – 151172 decision)), 2015
  • "En présence d’une convention de gestation contractée en vertu de l’article 541 C.c.Q., l’inobservation de la condition de la bonne foi peut-elle faire échec au processus d’adoption au détriment de l’intérêt de l’enfant né après la conclusion de cette convention? (en référence à la décision Adoption – 1549 –)", (In the presence of a pregnancy agreement contracted under Article 541 C.C.Q., can failure to observe the condition of good faith frustrate the adoption process to the detriment of the interests of the child born after the conclusion of the agreement (with reference to Adoption – 1549 decision)), 2016
  • "La Cour d’appel tranche : dans un contexte où la bonne foi règne, le fait qu’une mère porteuse ne déclare pas sa filiation maternelle au Directeur de l’état civil ne constitue ni une « fraude à la loi » ni une « démarche illégale et contraire à l’ordre public. (en référence à la décision Adoption – 161)", The Court of Appeal decides :  in a context where good faith reigns, the fact that a surrogate mother does not declare her maternal affiliation of the Registrar of Civil Status does not constitute “fraud” nor “illegal” or “contrary” to public order (with reference to the Adoption – 161 decision), 2016
  • "Après l’affaire Lola c. Éric, quelles sont les tendances jurisprudentielles instaurées en matière d’enrichissement injustifié entre conjoints de fait et où en sont les tribunaux en 2016?", (After the case of Lola v. Eric, where are the trends in case law regarding unjust enrichment between de facto spouses and where are the courts in 2016?), 2016
  • "Deux principes de droit relevant des droits fondamentaux s’affrontent dont l’un milite en faveur de la publicité des débats judiciaires et l’autre assure la protection à la vie privée et à la confidentialité des débats judiciaires en matière familiale", (Two principles of law relating to fundamental rights clash, one of which militates in favour of the publicity of the court proceedings and the other ensures protection of the privacy and confidentiality of the court proceedings in family matters), 2016
  • "La Survie de l’obligation alimentaire et le sort de la résidence familiale en matière successorale : tout ce que vous devez savoir et maîtriser en tant que praticien.", (The survival of the maintenance obligation and the fate of the family residence in inheritance matters:  everything you need to know and master as a lawyer)
  • "La Cour supérieure se penche sur le degré d’interprétation de la notion de vie maritale : une approche souple, large et libérale adaptée aux réalités de 2016! (en référence à l’affaire Comité de retraite du régime de retraite du personnel de l’Université Laval c. Marois)", (The Superior Court is examining the degree of interpretation of the concept of marital life :  a flexible, broad and liberal approach adapted to the realities of 2016 ! (in reference to the case of Comité de retraite du régime de retraite du personnel de l’Université Laval c. Marois)), 2016
  • "Droit de la famille - 161738, 2016 QCCS 3357 (CanLii) sur la litispendance internationale en droit de la famille.", (On international lis pendens in family law).

Distinctions

  • The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory in the field of Family Law, 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Family Law since 2020
  • Litigator of the Year, Canadian Law Awards, since 2020.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada in Family Law, in 2021
  • Winner of the AJBM Gala « Les leaders de demain », in the category JBM Lawyer of the Year - Family Law, in 2011
  • One of the three finalists at the  Gala Trophées Femmes arabes du Québec, 2011
  • Winner of an award from the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie Al Maghreb au Canada for services rendered to the development of economic relations between Canada and Morocco, in 2016
Best Lawyers 2022 Lexpert 2022

Education

  • LL.B., Université du Québec à Montréal, 2001

Specialities

  • Certified mediator
  1. The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 recognize 67 lawyers of Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 67 of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields of expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023. The following lawyers also received the Lawyer of the Year award in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada: René Branchaud : Natural Resources Law Chantal Desjardins : Intellectual Property Law Bernard Larocque : Legal Malpractice Law Patrick A. Molinari : Health Care Law   Consult the complete list of Lavery's lawyers and their fields of expertise: Josianne Beaudry : Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Mining Law Laurence Bich-Carrière : Class Action Litigation / Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Product Liability Law Dominic Boivert : Insurance Law (Ones To Watch) Luc R. Borduas : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Daniel Bouchard : Environmental Law Laurence Bourgeois-Hatto : Workers' Compensation Law René Branchaud : Mining Law / Natural Resources Law / Securities Law Étienne Brassard : Equipment Finance Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Real Estate Law Jules Brière : Aboriginal Law / Indigenous Practice / Administrative and Public Law / Health Care Law Myriam Brixi : Class Action Litigation Benoit Brouillette : Labour and Employment Law Richard Burgos : Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Corporate Law Marie-Claude Cantin : Insurance Law / Construction Law Brittany Carson : Labour and Employment Law Eugene Czolij : Corporate and Commercial Litigation France Camille De Mers : Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Ones To Watch) Chantal Desjardins : Intellectual Property Law Jean-Sébastien Desroches : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Raymond Doray : Privacy and Data Security Law / Administrative and Public Law / Defamation and Media Law Christian Dumoulin : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Alain Y. Dussault : Intellectual Property Law Isabelle Duval : Family Law Chloé Fauchon : Municipal Law (Ones To Watch) Philippe Frère : Administrative and Public Law Simon Gagné : Labour and Employment Law Nicolas Gagnon : Construction Law Richard Gaudreault : Labour and Employment Law Danielle Gauthier : Labour and Employment Law Julie Gauvreau : Intellectual Property Law Michel Gélinas : Labour and Employment Law Caroline Harnois : Family Law / Family Law Mediation / Trusts and Estates Marie-Josée Hétu : Labour and Employment Law Alain Heyne : Banking and Finance Law Édith Jacques : Energy Law / Corporate Law Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad. E.  : International Arbitration Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur : Labour and Employment Law Isabelle Jomphe : Intellectual Property Law Guillaume Laberge : Administrative and Public Law Jonathan Lacoste-Jobin : Insurance Law Awatif Lakhdar : Family Law Bernard Larocque : Professional Malpractice Law / Class Action Litigation / Insurance Law / Legal Malpractice Law Myriam Lavallée : Labour and Employment Law Guy Lavoie : Labour and Employment Law / Workers' Compensation Law Jean Legault : Banking and Finance Law / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Carl Lessard : Workers' Compensation Law / Labour and Employment Law Josiane L'Heureux : Labour and Employment Law Despina Mandilaras : Construction Law / Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Ones To Watch) Hugh Mansfield : Intellectual Property Law Zeïneb Mellouli : Labour and Employment Law Patrick A. Molinari : Health Care Law André Paquette : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Luc Pariseau : Tax Law Ariane Pasquier : Labour and Employment Law Jacques Paul-Hus : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Hubert Pepin : Labour and Employment Law Martin Pichette : Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Élisabeth Pinard : Family Law François Renaud : Banking and Finance Law / Structured Finance Law Judith Rochette : Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Ian Rose FCIArb : Director and Officer Liability Practice / Insurance Law Chantal Saint-Onge : Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Ones To Watch) Éric Thibaudeau : Workers' Compensation Law André Vautour : Corporate Governance Practice / Corporate Law / Information Technology Law / Intellectual Property Law / Technology Law Bruno Verdon : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Sébastien Vézina : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Yanick Vlasak : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jonathan Warin : Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law These recognitions are further demonstration of the expertise and quality of legal services that characterize Lavery’s professionals.

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  2. The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 recognize 68 lawyers of Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 68 of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields of expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022. Lawyer of the Year   The following lawyers also received the Lawyer of the Year award in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada: Caroline Harnois: Family Law Mediation Bernard Larocque: Professional Malpractice Law   Consult the complete list of Lavery's lawyers and their fields of expertise: Josianne Beaudry : Mining Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Dominique Bélisle : Energy Law Laurence Bich-Carrière : Class Action Litigation René Branchaud : Mining Law / Natural Resources Law / Securities Law Étienne Brassard : Mergers and Acquisitions Law / Real Estate Law / Equipment Finance Law Dominic Boisvert: Insurance Law (Ones To Watch) Luc R. Borduas : Corporate Law Daniel Bouchard : Environmental Law Jules Brière : Administrative and Public Law / Health Care Law Myriam Brixi : Class Action Litigation Benoit Brouillette : Labour and Employment Law Richard Burgos : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Marie-Claude Cantin : Construction Law / Insurance Law Charles Ceelen-Brasseur : Corporate Law (Ones To Watch) Eugène Czolij : Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Chantal Desjardins : Intellectual Property Law Jean-Sébastien Desroches : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Michel Desrosiers : Labour and Employment Law Raymond Doray, Ad. E : Administrative and Public Law / Defamation and Media Law / Privacy and Data Security Law Christian Dumoulin : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Alain Y. Dussault : Intellectual Property Law Isabelle Duval : Family Law Chloé Fauchon: Municipal Law (Ones To Watch) Philippe Frère : Administrative and Public Law Simon Gagné : Labour and Employment Law Nicolas Gagnon : Construction Law Richard Gaudreault : Labour and Employment Law Danielle Gauthier : Labour and Employment Law Julie Gauvreau : Intellectual Property Law Michel Gélinas : Labour and Employment Law Caroline Harnois : Family Law / Family Law Mediation / Trusts and Estates Marie-Josée Hétu : Labour and Employment Law Alain Heyne : Banking and Finance Law Édith Jacques : Corporate Law / Energy Law Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad. E., G.O.Q., MSRC : International Arbitration Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur : Labour and Employment Law Isabelle Jomphe : Intellectual Property Law Guillaume Laberge: Administrative and Public Law Jonathan Lacoste-Jobin: Insurance Law Awatif Lakhdar: Family Law Bernard Larocque: Class Action Litigation / Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Myriam Lavallée: Labour and Employment Law Guy Lavoie: Labour and Employment Law / Workers’ Compensation Law Jean Legault: Banking and Finance Law / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Carl Lessard: Labour and Employment Law / Workers' Compensation Law Josiane L'Heureux: Labour and Employment Law Hugh Mansfield : Intellectual Property Law Zeïneb Mellouli : Labour and Employment Law Patrick A. Molinari, Ad.E., MSRC : Health Care Law André Paquette: Mergers and Acquisitions Law Luc Pariseau : Tax Law Jacques Paul-Hus : Mergers & Acquisitions Law Ariane Pasquier : Labour and Employment Law Hubert Pepin : Labour and Employment Law Martin Pichette : Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Élisabeth Pinard : Family Law François Renaud : Banking and Finance Law Marc Rochefort : Securities Law Judith Rochette : Professional Malpractice Law Ian Rose : Director and Officer Liability Practice / Insurance Law Éric Thibaudeau: Workers' Compensation Law Philippe Tremblay : Construction Law / Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jean-Philippe Turgeon : Franchise Law André Vautour : Corporate Law / Energy Law / Information Technology Law / Intellectual Property Law / Private Funds Law / Technology Law Bruno Verdon : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Sébastien Vézina : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Yanick Vlasak : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jonathan Warin : Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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  3. The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 recognize 64 lawyers of Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to announce that 64 of its lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective fields of expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021. The following lawyers also received the Lawyer of the Year award in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada: René Branchaud : Natural Resources Law Raymond Doray, Ad. E : Administrative and Public Law  Édith Jacques : Energy Law André Vautour : Technology Law Consult the complete list of Lavery's lawyers and their fields of expertise : Pierre-L. Baribeau : Labour and Employment Law Josianne Beaudry : Mining Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Dominique Bélisle : Energy Law Laurence Bich-Carrière : Class Action Litigation René Branchaud : Mining Law / Natural Resources Law / Securities Law Étienne Brassard : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Luc R. Borduas : Corporate Law Daniel Bouchard : Environmental Law Jules Brière : Administrative and Public Law / Health Care Law Myriam Brixi : Class Action Litigation Benoit Brouillette : Labour and Employment Law Richard Burgos : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Marie-Claude Cantin : Construction Law / Insurance Law Louis Charette : Aviation Law / Insurance Law / Product Liability Law / Transportation Law Eugène Czolij : Corporate and Commercial Litigation / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Chantal Desjardins : Intellectual Property Law Jean-Sébastien Desroches : Corporate Law / Mergers and Acquisitions Law Michel Desrosiers : Labour and Employment Law Raymond Doray, Ad. E : Administrative and Public Law / Defamation and Media Law / Privacy and Data Security Law Christian Dumoulin : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Alain Y. Dussault : Intellectual Property Law Philippe Frère : Administrative and Public Law Nicolas Gagnon : Construction Law Richard Gaudreault : Labour and Employment Law Danielle Gauthier : Labour and Employment Law Julie Gauvreau : Intellectual Property Law Michel Gélinas : Labour and Employment Law Caroline Harnois : Family Law / Family Law Mediation / Trusts and Estates Jean Hébert : Insurance Law Alain Heyne : Banking and Finance Law Édith Jacques : Corporate Law / Energy Law Pierre Marc Johnson, Ad. E., G.O.Q., MSRC : International Arbitration Marie-Hélène Jolicoeur : Labour and Employment Law Isabelle Jomphe : Intellectual Property Law Jonathan Lacoste-Jobin : Insurance Law Awatif Lakhdar : Family Law Bernard Larocque : Class Action Litigation / Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Guy Lavoie, CRIA : Labour and Employment Law / Workers’ Compensation Law Jean Legault : Banking and Finance Law / Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law Guy Lemay, CRIA : Class Action Litigation / Labour and Employment Law Carl Lessard : Labour and Employment Law / Workers' Compensation Law Hugh Mansfield : Intellectual Property Law Zeïneb Mellouli : Labour and Employment Law Patrick A. Molinari, Ad.E., MSRC : Health Care Law Luc Pariseau : Tax Law Jacques Paul-Hus : Mergers & Acquisitions Law Ariane Pasquier : Labour and Employment Law Louis Payette, Ad. E. : Banking and Finance Law Hubert Pepin : Labour and Employment Law Martin Pichette : Insurance Law / Professional Malpractice Law Élisabeth Pinard : Family Law François Renaud : Banking and Finance Law Marc Rochefort : Securities Law Judith Rochette : Professional Malpractice Law Ian Rose : Director and Officer Liability Practice / Insurance Law Raphaël H. Schachter , c.r., Ad. E. : Criminal Defence Gerald Stotland : Family Law / Family Law Mediation Philippe Tremblay : Construction Law / Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jean-Philippe Turgeon : Franchise Law André Vautour : Corporate Law / Energy Law / Information Technology Law / Intellectual Property Law / Private Funds Law / Technology Law Bruno Verdon : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Sébastien Vézina : Mergers and Acquisitions Law Yanick Vlasak : Corporate and Commercial Litigation Jonathan Warin : Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law

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  4. Nominations for Lavery in three categories of the Canadian Law Awards 2020

    We are honoured to be finalists in three categories of the first Canadian Law Awards, presented by Lexpert. Our firm is one of four finalists in the category Quebec Law Firm of the Year. Our Chief Executive Officer, Anik Trudel, is in the running for Managing Partner of the Year and our partner Awatif Lakhdar is nominated for Litigator of the Year. These nominations confirm our leading position in the Quebec legal services industry.

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