Amélie is developing a broad litigation and insolvency practice.
She has assisted clients on a range of matters, including class actions, insolvency proceedings and white collar criminal cases. Amélie has worked on cases at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Phi Centre Inc. et al.
Acted successfully for Phi Centre Inc., Phi Group Inc., Diving Horse Creations Limited and Phoebe Greenberg (collectively the Plaintiffs) as the victims of misappropriation of substantial funds (in excess of $22 million) by the Defendant, a former employee, and related parties.
Acting for various taxpayers in a tax appeal before the Court of Appeal of Québec in proceedings against Revenu Québec, concerning the qualification of a tax shelter.
The Aldo Group Inc.
Acted for The Aldo Group Inc. in its successful restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. This restructuring won Insolvency and Restructuring Deal of the Year at the 2023 Canadian Law Awards.
Reitmans (Canada) Limited
Acting for Reitmans (Canada) Limited, a TSX-listed clothing retailer with approximately 600 stores across Canada operating under five different banners (Reitmans, Penningtons, Addition Elle, Thyme Maternity and RW&CO), in its restructuring under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria
Acting on behalf of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Canadian proceedings involving the country's efforts to recover assets, including a private jet, from the key figure in the "Malabu Oil Scandal," one of Africa's biggest corruption cases.
Beauward Real Estate inc., Schokbeton Québec Inc. and Saramac
Acted successfully for Beauward Real Estate inc., Schokbeton Québec Inc. and Saramac before the Superior Court of Québec, the Court of Appeal of Québec and the Supreme Court of Canada on a challenge of search warrants and production orders issued by a judge and executed in multiple locations by the Québec Revenue Agency as part of the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit of Québec.
Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership
Acted for Claridge IC Properties, Limited Partnership in a joint venture in connection with Les Loges St-Nicolas, located in Lévis, on the south shore of Québec City. This ground-up development is expected to comprise 8 phases totalling 850 condo-style rental apartments for a development cost exceeding C$250 million.
Formula E Operations Ltd.
Successfully acted 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.
Société des casinos du Québec
Acting for the Société des casinos du Québec in connection with two class actions regarding electronic banking fees charged on certain transactions made in Loto-Québec's casinos.
Doing Business in Canada 2023, contributor
Nov. 14, 2023 - Davies’ Doing Business in Canada guide provides executives, in-house counsel and foreign investors with an overview of the legal framework governing Canadian business operations and outlines key considerations for investing and conducting business in Canada…
Québec Court Tackles Novel Issues During Approval of the Second Remediation Agreement (a.k.a. Deferred Prosecution Agreement) Under the Canadian Criminal Code
May 23, 2023 - The Superior Court of Québec recently published its reasons1 approving Canada’s second remediation agreement under the Criminal Code, Canada’s version of a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). In his reasons, Justice Marc David expanded on the principles applicable to Canada’s...
The Journalistic Sources Protection Act: How Does the Scheme of New Law Influence Search Warrant Authorization?
July 13, 2021 - In the recent decision in R v Laffont,1 the Court of Québec (CQ) quashed a number of search warrants on the basis that they had been improperly authorized under the general Criminal Code2 regime instead of under the specific regime introduced by the...
OECD Report: The Role of Corporations in Fighting White Collar Crime Enablers
Apr. 12, 2021 - The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published a report in February 2021 titled “Ending the Shell Game: Cracking Down on the Professionals Who Enable Tax and White Collar Crimes” (Report), which highlights the role that “professional enablers” play in the commission of...