Agnès specializes in various aspects of public law as well as municipal law.
Her practice focuses on urban planning, public tenders, expropriation and municipal taxation. She regularly advises clients on compliance and regulatory matters, particularly on issues involving zoning, land-use planning and urban planning. Prior to joining our team, Agnès practised at a mid-sized law firm in Montréal, at a boutique firm specializing in municipal law and in the City of Montréal’s legal department.
Formula E Operations Ltd.
Acting for Formula E Operations Ltd. (FEO) in connection with its claims arising from the City of Montréal's decision to cancel the Montréal ePrix. This includes asserting FEO's claims against the City of Montréal and in the bankruptcy proceedings of Montréal C'est Électrique, a non-profit corporation set up by the City for the purposes of acting as promoter of the Montréal ePrix.
National Bank of Canada
Acted for National Bank of Canada with its $100-million acquisition of an undeveloped 135,000 square foot property in downtown Montréal.
Groupe Montoni / VSL Logistics Hub Limited Partnership
Acted for Groupe Montoni, in partnership with Montez Corporation and Lotus Real Estate Group, in the acquisition, from Sears Canada, of its distribution centre in the borough of Saint-Laurent, in Montréal, and the leaseback to Sears of a 1.6-million sq. ft. portion of the property.
Jesta Capital Corp.
Acting for Jesta Capital Corp. in connection with the redevelopment of Gare Viger, a historical site in Old Montréal. It is a $300-million project for a fully integrated mixed-use development comprising a 20-floor residential tower; a worldwide branded hotel with over 175 rooms and suites; retail premises on the ground floor; a 10 floor office tower; and an important underground parking facility
The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited
Acted for The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited with respect to the establishment of a joint venture by a consortium comprised of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, Canderel, the Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ and the Club de hockey Canadien. Representing the joint venture, Tour des Canadiens 2 S.E.C., in connection with the development of Tour des Canadiens 2, a new 49 storey residential condominium building to be located across from the Bell Centre in the heart of downtown Montréal.
Moderator, Urban Development Institute of Québec, “L’impact du 20-20-20 : conversation avec des experts de l’industrie”; Montréal, QC
July 04, 2019
City of Montréal Publishes Bylaw 20-20-20 on Social, Affordable and Family Housing
June 13, 2019 - The City of Montréal has published a bylaw known as “20-20-20” aimed at promoting the construction of social, affordable and family housing as part of real estate development projects. The terms of this bylaw were eagerly awaited by the real estate industry. The proposed By-law to improve the...
Annual Convention of the Canadian Association of Paralegals, “Actualité du droit municipal — Les impacts en matière de développement immobilier”; Montréal, QC
June 13, 2019
Autorité des marchés publics Has New Powers to Oversee Public Contracts
May 24, 2019 - The provisions respecting the processing of complaints, communication of information and disclosure of wrongdoing to the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) came into force on May 25, 2019. An interested person or partnership wishing to file a complaint with the AMP or provide information to the AMP...
Draft Legislation Confirms Exemptions from Transfer Duties for Partnerships
Feb. 27, 2019 - The Québec government recently provided greater certainty for situations in which a partnership (a limited partnership, general partnership or undeclared partnership) is involved in the transfer of an immovable in Québec. On February 26, 2019, Bill 13, An Act to amend the Taxation Act, the Act...
Disclosure of Details About Purchasers of Real Property in Québec
Feb. 14, 2019 - The Québec government plans to require disclosure of the country of residence, citizenship and other information about purchasers of real property in Québec. On February 13, 2019 the draft Regulation respecting the form for presenting an application for registration of a transfer of an...
City of Montréalʼs Right of First Refusal: Designation of Affected Sectors
Oct. 23, 2018 - The City of Montréal (City) now has the power to exercise a right of first refusal to purchase property within the sectors it has previously determined by bylaw, after the seller has accepted an offer to purchase. This power, which is under Schedule C of its Charter (CQLR, c C-11.4),...
Québec Issues Compensation Regime for Adverse Effects on Wetlands and Bodies of Water
Sept. 26, 2018 - The Regulation respecting compensation for adverse effects on wetlands and bodies of water (Regulation), enacted on August 17, 2018, was published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on September 5, 2018. It came into force on September 20, 2018, except for certain rules...
Repeal of Minimum Parking Ratios in Downtown Montréal
Sept. 12, 2018 - Given the substantial increase in real estate development costs in large Canadian cities over the past few years, developers will welcome with some relief the proposed repeal of minimum parking ratios in downtown Montréal (Ville-Marie Borough). On September 11, 2018, the council for the City of...
New Rules on Short-Term Rentals in the Borough of Ville-Marie
June 14, 2018 - The council of the Borough of Ville-Marie in the City of Montréal (Borough) adopted on June 12, 2018, the final version of the Règlement modifiant le Règlement d’urbanisme de l’arrondissement de Ville-Marie (01-282) afin de modifier les conditions d’autorisation de l’usage conditionnel «...