As the largest independent law firm in Québec, Lavery is a respected member of Québec's legal community for more than 100 years and a leading full-service law firm with over 200 lawyers. Our approach includes finding practical and lasting solutions, as quickly as possible and at a reasonable cost, without ever compromising excellence. Integrity, quality, cost and efficiency are amongst the most important features sought by clients from their legal counsel and Lavery always puts these priorities first.
Our team is comprised of over 500 members, including Partners, Associates, Paralegals, Management, Staff and Students, in our four offices located in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, all of whom are working towards the same goal, namely to devise innovative and practical solutions to our clients' problems and needs.
Our diversified client base comes from the private, public and parapublic sectors. In the private sector, we represent small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as national and multinational companies. We are also directly involved in developing Public-Private Partnerships Structures (P3s) for major infrastructure development, assisting our domestic and international clients in taking full advantage of these opportunities.
Lavery maintains strong ties with Québec institutional investors, regulatory agencies and other entities and organizations within the Québec business and governmental community.
Lavery produces regular reports and special publications on Québec legal developments.
Our broad range of expertise is available to any Canadian and foreign law firm who choose Lavery as their Québec partner.
While we offer a complete range of business law, administrative and labour law and high-stake litigation services to an impressive domestic, cross-border and international wide variety of clients, a significant part of our practice lies in the advisory and representation services which we provide to other Canadian and foreign law firms. Lavery is proud of its excellent reputation as a provider of practical, cost-effective expert legal advice and solution, without compromising efficiency or excellence. This approach enables our clients, and ultimately your clients to meet their objectives.
Legal solutions for business challenges
- Mergers and Acquisitions / Business Transactions
- Competition and Antitrust
- Corporate Governance
- Financing, Financial Services and Real Estate
- Franchising and Distribution
- Construction, Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships Structures (P3s)
- Project Management
- Life Sciences
- Corporate and Business Integrity
- Technology, Entertainment and Intellectual Property
- Energy and Natural Resources and Plan Nord
Administrative and Labour Law
- Employment and Labour
- Government Affairs and Public Law Litigation
- Information, Privacy and Defamation
- Administrative and Regulatory Litigation
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction and Surety
- Professional Liability
- Restructuring, Insolvency and Banking
- Specialty Lines Insurance
- Transportation and Infrastructure
Lavery has one of the largest teams of legal and financial translators and editors in Québec, with experience in all areas of legal and financial translation. Several of our professionals are members of the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec and the Canadian Association of Legal Translators.
Our independence is an asset
The fact that we are an independent legal firm based in Québec provides for far greater flexibility in the work we are able to undertake for other law firms, with minimal potential for conflict of interest.
Our value in the Québec market
The Civil Code of Québec has a pervasive influence on all relationships, and specific advice should always be sought regarding any transaction with a Québec connection. Lavery will assist you and your clients in navigating the Québec legal landscape so that appropriate and timely decisions may be taken with confidence.
Moreover, several members of our team hold Common Law degrees or have been called to the Bars of other provinces. We look to put our knowledge and other resources to work for the benefit of our colleagues from other jurisdictions and their clients, in order to facilitate their access to the Québec market.
Beyond the Civil Code of Québec
The Civil Code of Québec must often be interpreted and applied in conjunction with a wide range of other legislation when contemplating any given transaction. For instance, the significant impact of the Charter of the French Language, legislation unlike any other in Canada, must always be taken into account when entering into any contractual agreement or business venture in the province of Québec. We are in a privileged position to assist you in ensuring that all Québec legal aspects of a mandate conferred upon you by your client will be addressed.