Lavery, de Billy has two new Avocats émérites (Ad.E.)

The law firm of Lavery, de Billy is pleased to announce that lawyers Raymond Doray and Louis Payette have been named Avocats émérites (Ad.E.) following a decision by the General Council of the Bar of Quebec.

The title of Avocat émérite was created in 2007 to recognize the exceptional contribution of certain lawyers to the advancement of the profession or the work of the Bar.

Raymond Doray heads the information law practice and, more particularly, is involved in issues pertaining to access to information, privacy and defamation, as well as the application of the Canadian and Quebec charters of rights and freedoms. He also specializes in administrative and constitutional law. He represents several public and private corporations as well as media organizations in matters relating to the confidentiality of documents, the validity of certain government decisions and the right to one’s reputation and privacy. He is legal counsel for a number of major corporations, professional orders, public bodies and media organizations in matters relating to administrative and constitutional law.

In 2002, Mr. Doray published a 2,000-page treatise on access to information rights and the protection of personal information with Éditions Yvon Blais/Carswell and wrote a chapter of the book entitled Droit du commerce électronique published by Les Éditions Thémis. On June 1st, 2004, he was awarded the Quebec Bar Foundation's Prix Répertoire for his book Accès à l'information – Loi annotée, jurisprudence, analyse, commentaires. He is also the author of the chapters on professional confidentiality and conflicts of interest in a guide published by the Quebec Bar of which he is the Vice-President.

Mr. Doray is listed in The Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory in the field of public law litigation.

Louis Payette practises commercial law, particularly in the areas of secured transactions (mortgage financing, equipment financing, structured finance) and loan syndications, real estate trusts and other commercial trusts, and implementation of securitization programs in Quebec for pools of loans and receivables.

In recent years, he served on the Canadian delegation to the Organization of American States in connection with the preparation of a model Personal Property Security Act for the Latin American states and recently participated in the implementation of mortgage financing programs in countries in Africa and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Payette taught at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Montréal for many years and prepared the proficiency course on the subject of several transactions for judges and legal practitioners in Quebec in connection with the coming into force of the Quebec Civil Code in 1994. These courses resulted in the publication of a book entitled Les sûretés réelles dans le Code civil du Québec (Walter Owen Book Prize 1996 and 2002) which is now in its third edition and is a reference book widely used by both practitioners and all levels of courts

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Media Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada and The Best Lawyers in Canada list Mr. Payette as a leading practitioner in the field of banking law. In 2007, he received the Canadian Bar Association’s Paul André Crépeau Medal awarded to a jurist who has contributed to the advancement of the international aspects of private law and commercial law in Canada.

The firm already had five Avocats émérites—attorneys Odette Jobin-Laberge, Pierre Bourque, J.-Vincent O’Donnell, Jean Saint-Onge and Michel Yergeau.

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