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Lavery, de Billy

Lavery, de Billy  

Legal Services | Quebec, Canada

tel: +1 514 871 1522 | fax: +1 514 871 8977
1 Place Ville Marie | Montreal | Quebec | H3B 4M4 | Canada

Main Contacts

Anik Trudel

Anik TrudelChef de la direction

Lavery, de Billy's Overview

Lavery is a major full-service law firm of more than 200 lawyers and the leading independent law firm in Quebec. The firm provides a comprehensive range of legal services to regional, national and multinational corporations; financial institutions; and government departments, agencies, and Crown corporations. It also has an extensive practice in advising other Canadian and foreign law firms on matters of Quebec law.

Lavery has developed strong ties with law firms and other professional firms across Canada, the United States and worldwide, thereby enabling us to assist our clients to develop opportunities outside Quebec. The firm is a member of the World Services Group, a global non-profit association with membership by invitation only, consisting of large local, national and international professional services providers in over 115 countries.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1913
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 4
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 200


Areas of Practice
  • Aboriginal Law
  • Aviation Law
  • Business Immigration
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition and Antitrust Law
  • Construction
  • Corporate and Business Integrity
  • Corporate Governance
  • Criminal Law and Penal Law
  • Debt Financing and Banking
  • Distribution of Financial Products and Services
  • Education Law
  • Energy and Natural Resources and the Plan Nord
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Family Law, Personal Law and Estate Law
  • Financing and Financial Services
  • Franchising and Distribution
  • Government affairs and public law litigation
  • Health Law
  • Information, Privacy and Defamation
  • Infrastructure
  • Insurance
  • Labour and Employment
  • Land Use Planning and Development
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mining Law
  • Municipal Affairs
  • Pension and Benefits
  • Private equity, venture capital and investment management
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Protection and Transmission of Estates and Assets
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law
  • Special Risk Insurance
  • Tax Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Technology, Entertainment and Intellectual Property
  • Transportation and Infrastructure


Loïc Berdnikoff

Loïc BerdnikoffLawyer and Director of Professional Development

Shan Jiang

Shan JiangAvocate

Guy Lavoie

Guy LavoiePartner

Guy Lemay

Guy LemayPartner

Ian Rose

Ian RosePartner

Sophie Roy

Sophie RoyAvocate

Linguistic Services

Nathalie Angers

Nathalie AngersServices linguistiques

Marie-Ève Gauthier

Marie-Ève GauthierServices linguistiques

Stefan Gillian

Stefan GillianLinguistic services

Lydia Jean

Lydia JeanServices linguistiques

Jean-François Lauzon

Jean-François LauzonLinguistic services

Amélie Leroux

Amélie LerouxAvocate and Services linguistiques

Joanne Martin

Joanne MartinServices linguistiques

Nis Moller

Nis MollerLawyer and Linguistic services

Jean-Pierre Nadeau

Jean-Pierre NadeauLinguistic services

Sofie Peers

Sofie PeersServices linguistiques

Mélanie Proschek

Mélanie ProschekServices linguistiques

Legal Counsel



The New Act to Prohibit and Prevent Genetic Discrimination
Lavery, de Billy, July 2017

In recent months, the Senate passed the Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination (Genetic Non-Discrimination Act). This Act also amended the Canada Labour Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act. The new Act aims to regulate the use of genetic tests, namely, tests that analyze the DNA1, RNA2 or chromosomes of a person for predictive or monitoring purposes or for establishing a diagnosis or prognosis, mainly within a contractual framework. It prohibits anyone from requiring an individual to undergo a genetic test as a condition of providing goods or services to that individual and entering into or continuing a contract or agreement (section 3)...

Autonomous Cars Will Shortly be on the Roads in Montreal
Lavery, de Billy, April 2017

Autonomous cars have really taken off in the last few years, particularly due to the interest of both consumers and the businesses who develop and improve them. In this context, on April 5 and 10, 2017, the City of Montréal and the Government of Québec respectively announced significant investments in the electrification and intelligent transportation sector to make the Province of Québec a pioneer of that industry.Investments from the City of Montréal and the Government of QuébecThe City of Montréal intends to invest $3...

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Lavery Appoints Anik Trudel as Chief Executive Officer
Lavery, de Billy, April 2017

Lavery is proud to announce that Ms. Anik Trudel has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the firm, effective immediately. Ms. Trudel has 30 years of experience in the professional services industry, including twenty as a lawyer in a prominent Canadian law firm and ten in public relations for major international firms. Lavery will benefit from her exceptional experience related to management issues and organizational transformation. ”I am pleased to be joining the largest independent law firm in Québec. I am particularly drawn by the push for transformation that has been occurring in the profession over the last few years and the possibilities to seize in this context...

Lavery Acts on Behalf of Vert Médical Within the scope of its Acquisition by Canopy Growth Corporation
Lavery, de Billy, November 2016

On November 1, 2016, Canopy Growth Corporation acquired Vert médical, a Quebec-based producer of medical marijuana. Lavery represented Vert médical in this file. Vert médical is a company that’s currently awaiting an authorized producer permit from Health Canada that will allow it to legally grow medical marijuana in its ultramodern plant in Saint-Lucien. In return for Vert médical’s shares, Canopy Growth assumed a debt of approximately $500,000 and acquired the lease and the right of purchase on 90 acres of land and a 7,000-sq.-ft. administrative center and indoor growing plant...

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