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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

Guy Lavoie

Guy LavoiePartner

Guy Lemay

Guy LemayPartner

Ian Rose

Ian RosePartner

Sophie Roy

Sophie RoyAvocate

Linguistic Services

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



Artificial intelligence: Contractual Obligations Beyond The Buzzwords
Lavery, de Billy, March 2017

Can computers learn and reason? If so, what are the limitations of the tasks that they can be given? These questions have been the subject of countless debate as far back as 1937, when Alan Turing published his work on computable numbers1. Many researchers have devoted themselves to developing methods that would allow computers to interact more easily with human beings and integrate processes used to learn from the situations encountered. Generally speaking, the aim was to have computers think and react like a human being would...

Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement - Imminent Provisional Entry Into Force
Lavery, de Billy, March 2017

On the eve of the provisional entry into force of the Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement, understanding its implications should be a top priority for any company wishing to expand its activities over the course of the next few years. The vote held on February 15th at the European Parliament in favour of the ratification of the Agreement makes its entry into force imminent. The Agreement will open the door to the vast European market for Canadian businesses, a market representing on average thousands of billions of dollars per year with a population of 500 million...

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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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