Agnès specializes in various aspects of public law, municipal law as well as in environmental 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 the environment. 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.
Agnès sits on the board of directors of Centre Bienvenue and Résidence Bienvenue.
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.
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 «...
Adoption of Bylaw Dealing with Transportation Dues Regarding the REM
Apr. 05, 2018 - The Minister of Transport, Sustainable Mobility and Transport Electrification adopted on April 4, 2018, the By-law respecting transportation dues regarding the Réseau express métropolitain (Bylaw) and Ministerial Order number 2018-03 (Order) concerning the zones under the jurisdiction of...
Canadian Bar Association, Municipal section, “Mixed-use real estate development projects and recent changes in municipal law”
Feb. 20, 2018
Act Respecting the Réseau Électrique Métropolitain Now Passed
Sept. 28, 2017 - Québec’s National Assembly has passed Bill 137, titled An Act respecting the Réseau électrique métropolitain (Act). The purpose of the Act, passed on September 27, 2017, is to facilitate the construction and operation of a new shared transportation infrastructure that was publicly announced...