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  1. Lavery's expertise recognized by Chambers Global 2024

    We are pleased to announce that Lavery has once again been recognized in the 2024 edition of Chambers Global in the following sectors: Intellectual Property (Canada) - Band 4 Intellectual Property Litigation (Canada) - Band 4 These recognitions are further demonstration of the expertise and quality of legal services that characterize Lavery’s professionals. Two lawyers have been recognized as leaders in their respective areas of practice in the 2024 edition of the Chambers Global guide. Areas of expertise in which they are recognized: René Branchaud : Mining (International & Cross-Border) - Band 5 Sébastien Vézina : Mining (International & Cross-Border) - Band 5 Since 1990, Chambers and Partners' ranks the best law firms and lawyers across 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. The lawyers and law firms profiled in Chambers are selected following through a rigorous process of research and interviews with a broad spectrum of lawyers and their clients. The final selection is based on clearly defined criteria such as the quality of client service, legal expertise, and commercial astuteness. About LaveryLavery is the leading independent law firm in Québec. Its more than 200 professionals, based in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, work every day to offer a full range of legal services to organizations doing business in Québec. Recognized by the most prestigious legal directories, Lavery professionals are at the heart of what is happening in the business world and are actively involved in their communities. The firm's expertise is frequently sought after by numerous national and international partners to provide support in cases under Québec jurisdiction.

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  2. Lavery and its Intellectual Property group recognized in the 2024 edition of the WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals

    We are pleased to announce that Lavery has been ranked in the 2024 edition of the WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Four of our members have also been recognized as leaders in their respective areas of practice. Geneviève Bergeron Partner | Lawyer - Trademark Agent Geneviève’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademarks, intellectual property transactions, copyright and domain names. Her trademark expertise also includes litigation, such as opposition and cancellation proceedings, formal notices and the negotiation of coexistence and settlement agreements, as well as the drafting, negotiation and review of commercial contracts, such as licence and assignment agreements. Chantal Desjardins - Partner | Lawyer - Trademark Agent Chantal actively assists her clients in establishing their rights in the field of intellectual property, which includes the protection and defence of trademarks, industrial designs, copyright, domain names, trade secrets and other related forms of intellectual property, in order to further their business objectives. Isabelle Jomphe - Partner | Lawyer - Trademark Agent Isabelle’s expertise includes trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights, trade secrets and technology transfers, as well as advertising law and matters related to labelling and the Charter of the French Language. Suzanne Antal - Senior Trademark Agent Suzanne focuses her practice on all aspects of trademark registration, including drafting and filing trademark applications and representing clients in trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings, both nationally and internationally.  The WTR 1000 is a guide that identifies the top trademark professionals and law firms around the globe. The lawyers and law firms featured in this guide are selected further to a rigorous process involving research and interviews with practitioners, clients and in-house counsel. About Lavery Lavery is the leading independent law firm in Québec. Its more than 200 professionals, based in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, work every day to offer a full range of legal services to organizations doing business in Québec. Recognized by the most prestigious legal directories, Lavery professionals are at the heart of what is happening in the business world and are actively involved in their communities. The firm's expertise is frequently sought after by numerous national and international partners to provide support in cases under Québec jurisdiction.

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  3. Lavery hires seven new legal professionals

    Lavery is pleased to announce that seven recently sworn-in lawyers are joining Lavery following the completion of their articling within the firm. Quebec City office: Sophie Blanchet Sophie is a member of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. "What attracted me to Lavery was their team of experienced lawyers with wide-ranging and exciting expertise. What's more, they're caring, and they believe in their young colleagues. It didn't take me long to feel at home. I had the opportunity to get involved in various cases, my opinion was valued, I was given time to learn, and, above all, I was encouraged. I'm very happy and proud to be joining the Lavery team and to have the opportunity to continue my professional development with dedicated, passionate people. " Philippe Lavoie-Paradis Philippe is a member of the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group. "Lavery is a hundred-year-strong firm with a modern and innovative vision. I'm proud to contribute to this dynamic team that puts forward a long tradition of excellence to better build tomorrow's future." Juliette St-Pierre Juliette St-Pierre is a member of the Litigation and Conflict Resolution group and practises primarily in commercial litigation and insurance law. "After being welcomed by the Lavery team in 2022, I quickly felt that collaboration was the name of the game and that my involvement in projects was valued. It was only natural for me to start my career with this team, enabling me to develop as a lawyer alongside skilled professionals who value excellence and personal achievement." Montreal office: Julie Aubin-Perron Julie is a member of the Business Law group and practices mainly in transactional and commercial law. "Working at Lavery means choosing a stimulating work environment that encourages development and initiative. It is a privilege for me to start my career with these inspiring professionals and to be part of a collaborative and caring team." Laurence Bernard Laurence is a member of our Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. Her practice focuses primarily on insurance litigation, product liability and civil liability. "Initially, what convinced me to join Lavery was that right from when I first started as a student, my team welcomed me as one of their own, involved me in a number of projects and gave me a lot of autonomy. When I began articling, it was both comforting and exciting to work with them again and continue our wonderful collaboration. On a human and professional level, I really feel that I'm part of a team that cares about my well-being and development. Along with working with lawyers who inspire me, this is what drives me to try to be the best version of myself." Radia Amina Djouaher Radia Amina Djouaher is a member of the Business Law team and practices mainly in transactional and commercial law. During her articling term, Amina had the opportunity to collaborate on multiple technology law cases and played a key role, for instance, in the due diligence process for complex deals involving global technology companies. What's more, Amina actively participated in drafting contracts involving technology. "I'm delighted to join the great Lavery family. Beyond the expertise and excellence of the firm, it was the connections I made while articling and my summers as a student that convinced me that Lavery was the ideal environment for me. The generosity of all the members of the firm, their good spirit as well as their dedication to helping others and to the development of young people are qualities that set Lavery apart and that allowed me to agree without hesitation to join the team!" Sherbrooke office: Anaïs Martini Anaïs Martini is a member of our business law group and holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and Juris Doctor from McGill University. While in this program, she participated in legal clinic activities and a copyright policy moot.

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  4. Lavery and C3E establish a strategic partnership to support the energy efficiency industry

    Lavery is pleased to announce its partnership with the Centre d’excellence en efficacité énergétique (C3E). This partnership aims to bolster support for companies in the energy efficiency industry by assisting them with business transactions and their transition to energy-efficient practices. C3E chose Lavery to represent and support its activities as it strives to modernize and adapt to new market realities surrounding the energy transition. As a law firm that shares C3E’s values and objectives, Lavery is ideally positioned to promote the interests of local businesses and partner with them in their growth. Lavery has been involved with companies in the industry for decades and has developed a keen understanding of the many issues and challenges involved in projects in this sector. Business transactions in the energy sector require the collaboration of teams specializing in several of Lavery’s areas of expertise. Thanks to our multidisciplinary approach and close connections with all stakeholders in the industry, we can assist businesses with their legal and governance-related issues. “We’re honoured that C3E chose Lavery to help speed up the energy transition across businesses, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to provide our expertise,” concluded Édith Jacques, a partner at Lavery.

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  5. A new associate joins Lavery

    Lavery is pleased to welcome Marie-Christine Lysymanko to its Montréal office. Marie-Christine joins our Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. She practises predominantly in the areas of insurance law and civil liability. As part of her practice, Marie-Christine is called upon to represent the interests of our clients before various judicial and administrative bodies, and to help settle disputes out of court. "In the legal community, Lavery is reputed for its excellence and the commitment of its team members. I'm delighted to be joining this firm, which stands out for its expertise and boldness, as well as its innovative, people-centred approach. My discussions with the lawyers I have met have reinforced my conviction that I will be able to realize my full potential in this stimulating and collaborative work environment."

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  6. Lavery celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Intellectual Property group

    We are pleased to mark the fifth anniversary of Lavery’s Intellectual Property group. Providing a broad array of services, the team has contributed to the firm’s leading position in this field of expertise. Made up of lawyers as well as patent/trademark agents, the Intellectual Property team has boosted the firm’s success and growth by leveraging its cutting-edge expertise and working closely with clients from various sectors, including the auto, aerospace, artificial intelligence, energy, entertainment, video games, life sciences, manufacturing, retail, mechanical engineering, technology and transportation industries. Major shift in Lavery’s relationship with companies in the knowledge, innovation and technology sectors Lavery has gained distinction for being one of the firms filing the largest number of applications with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Based on recent statistics, Lavery ranks second among Quebec firms in terms of the number of trademark and patent applications submitted over the past year. “Above all, we are celebrating five years of excellence and commitment via an enriching legal partnership that has evolved alongside the knowledge industries with a view to protecting our clients and promoting their bold approach.” – Isabelle Jomphe, Partner, Trademark Agent and Co-Leader of Lavery’s Intellectual Property group. Over the past five years, the Intellectual Property team members have played a key role in many major cases, providing strategic advice and safeguarding the assets of national and international clients alike. Their proactive approach and technical expertise have set the firm apart as a legal partner of choice for companies seeking to successfully navigate the complicated intellectual property landscape. “Over the past five years, our Intellectual Property team has become an essential part of Lavery, laying out an international vision and forming a local anchor point for our expertise.” – Serge Shahinian, Partner, Patent Agent and Co-Leader of Lavery’s Intellectual Property Group.

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  7. Two new members join Lavery’s ranks

    Lavery is delighted to welcome David Choinière and Maude Sirois to its Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. David Choinière David's practice focuses mainly on banking litigation, restructuring and insolvency. He also advises and represents his clients in commercial disputes of all kinds and regularly makes representations before the various Quebec courts. "I'm delighted to be joining the team at Lavery, a firm with an outstanding reputation. For me, Lavery is synonymous with expertise, competence and intellectual rigour, which is why I chose to continue my career with the firm. I'm particularly looking forward to working with experienced lawyers in the commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency team. I know that this new challenge will not only serve to put my experience and knowledge to good use, it will also spur my professional development." Maude Sirois Maude's practice focuses primarily on health and social services law. In particular, she represents institutions in hospital and professional liability proceedings. She also has expertise in consent to care. As part of her practice, Maude is also called upon to provide strategic advice on the governance of health care and social services establishments. "At Lavery, I found a health law team with cutting-edge expertise, focused on collegiality, professional development and know-how. That's what compelled me to take the plunge, but what really made Lavery the firm of choice for me was meeting my future colleagues and the warm discussions that we had."

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  8. Isabelle P. Mercure and Marie-Nancy Paquet take over as managers of the Sherbrooke office

    Lavery is pleased to announce that Isabelle P. Mercure and Marie-Nancy Paquet have been appointed to run the Sherbrooke office. Our two partners are taking over from Christian Dumoulin, who was Managing Partner for over eight years. Isabelle P. Mercure will also be joining the firm’s Management Committee. An engaging duo We are convinced that our two partners’ complementary skills will ensure that our Sherbrooke teams are fully engaged, our business grows and our firm is well-positioned in the Estrie region. Isabelle joined the firm in 2014, specializing in transactional and tax law. She focuses her practice mainly on corporate law, trusts and taxation, and has developed a sought-after expertise with a diverse clientele of healthcare professionals.   As for Marie-Nancy, she joined Lavery in 2018 and is a partner in the litigation group. She practices mainly in civil liability, health and social services law, personal insurance and contract management, in addition to leading large-scale class actions. About Lavery Lavery is the leading independent law firm in Québec. Its more than 200 professionals, based in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, work every day to offer a full range of legal services to organizations doing business in Québec. Recognized by the most prestigious legal directories, Lavery professionals are at the heart of what is happening in the business world and are actively involved in their communities. The firm’s expertise is frequently sought after by numerous national and international partners to provide support in cases under Québec jurisdiction.

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  9. Lavery welcomes two lawyers, bolstering its expertise in commercial litigation

    Lavery is delighted to welcome Marc-André Landry and Joël Larouche to its Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, who will bolster the firm's expertise in commercial litigation. Marc-André Landry is joining the team as a partner. Having solid experience in dispute resolution, he assists his clients in particular with negotiation, mediation or arbitration, or before the various courts of law.He acts for a wide range of clients in sectors as diverse as construction, real estate, renewable energy, conventional energy, new technologies, financial services and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Landry is regularly consulted in cases involving fraud or corporate data theft. Using his knowledge of extraordinary remedies (Anton Piller and Norwich orders, seizures, requests for confidentiality, among others) he is able to protect his clients' interests effectively. He also defends business people accused of violating securities laws by the Autorité des marchés financiers."Lavery's vision and the strength of its team persuaded me to join the firm—and I did the right thing. Clients already benefit from and appreciate Lavery's multiservice platform, which meets the needs of SMEs as well as those of the largest institutions," says Marc-André. Joël Larouche joins the team as Senior Associate. He focuses his practice primarily on commercial litigation issues such as insolvency and restructuring. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience with injunctions of all kinds, including Anton Piller, Norwich and Mareva injunctions, as well as those used in breaches of non-solicitation and non-competition clauses and the theft of personal and confidential information, among others. He frequently acts as an independent supervising lawyer in the context of Anton Piller order enforcement. He is sought out by clients to act in various situations, including shareholder and transactional disputes, as well as in regulatory investigations and in the resolution of corporate governance issues. His practice leads him to represent both large private and institutional corporations, in particular in the financial, technology and construction sectors. "I'm delighted to be joining the Lavery family, which has a passionate and meticulous team with a proven track record. The idea of working for a leading independent firm quickly appealed to me, but above all, I was convinced when I saw how people-centered the firm is," says Joël.The combined expertise of these two professionals consolidates Lavery's commercial litigation offer, affirming the firm's position as a leader in Quebec.

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  10. Myriam Brixi recognized as Canada’s leading litigation expert by Lexpert

    On November 23, 2023, Lexpertrecognized Myriam Brixi’s expertise in its 2023 Special Edition: Litigation. This directory ranks the leading litigators involved in Canada’s landmark litigation cases who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession by providing outstanding service to clients. Each year, the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory team analyzes the most notable cases in the country and conducts in-depth interviews with litigation lawyers to evaluate peer nominations and place the spotlight on outstanding legal professionals. As a partner in Lavery’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution group, Myriam Brixi focuses her practice primarily in the areas of class actions, product liability, consumer law and insurance law. She has participated in complex class actions raising important legal issues, including a wide range of multi-jurisdictional class actions.   Myriam adds this recognition to the one she received earlier this year as Quebec Litigator of the Year in the Emerging Talent category and another she received as one of the Top 100 Women in Canadian Litigation by Benchmark Litigation. Congratulations to Myriam for this distinction that is a testament to her talent and expertise. For more information, please go to: https://www.lexpert.ca/rankings/best-lawyer/se-lit About Lavery Lavery is the leading independent law firm in Québec. Its more than 200 professionals, based in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, work every day to offer a full range of legal services to organizations doing business in Québec. Recognized by the most prestigious legal directories, Lavery professionals are at the heart of what is happening in the business world and are actively involved in their communities. The firm’s expertise is frequently sought after by numerous national and international partners to provide support in cases under Québec jurisdiction.

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  11. Lavery’s Anik Trudel named CEO of the Year by Les Affaires in its medium-sized business category

    Lavery is proud to announce that its CEO, Anik Trudel, was named CEO of the Year 2023 by the Journal Les Affaires in its medium-sized business category. The nomination of a woman in this category is a first in the history of Les Affaires. The CEO of the Year award is presented to leaders who innovate, honour stakeholders, foster a strong corporate culture and provide the right conditions for growth. This recognition, awarded by a jury of leaders in the business community, is a testament to Anik Trudel’s leadership in ensuring the firm’s growth and progression since her arrival six years ago. “I would like to share this distinction with all the partners, lawyers, members of the Management Committee and administrative staff, without whom all our achievements would not have been possible. The entire Lavery family and I are truly honoured to receive this recognition from members of the Quebec business community. This goes to show that our shared passion for achieving our objective of partnering with key stakeholders in the Quebec economy is valued,” said Anik Trudel. When she was appointed in 2017, her profile in the legal industry was unique: a female lawyer no longer practicing law, taking the helm of a firm where she had never before been an employee, let alone a partner. Lavery chose her not only for her keen understanding of the legal practice, but also for her innovative approach to management, aiming to becoming a leader in reshaping the legal profession in Quebec. Lavery prides itself on its inclusive, collaborative and performance-driven corporate culture. As a CEO entirely dedicated to managing the firm’s operations effectively, Anik has devoted herself to building a diverse team of professionals, including some from outside the legal profession, to work alongside the partners in order to achieve the firm’s strategic objectives. Lavery is undergoing significant growth, setting itself apart with its innovative approach in the industry.

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