A determined and skilled litigator, Jean-Philippe acts for a highly diversified range of clients from both the private and public sectors.
Jean-Philippe dedicates a significant portion of his practice to defending clients in class action suits and white collar crime prosecutions, and to launching judicial reviews. He has an excellent track record of success at all level of courts across a range of issues, including alleged breach of consumer protection legislation and constitutional challenges.
Jean-Philippe is a member of the board of directors of Health and Education Now!, an organization involved in community development in Benin and Cameroon. He is also a member of our Montréal Student Committee and Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Brault & Martineau Inc., Corbeil Électrique Inc. and Sears Canada Inc.
Acting for Brault & Martineau Inc., Corbeil Électrique Inc. and Sears Canada Inc. in defence of various class actions instituted on behalf of consumers alleging that the sale of additional warranties breaches the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act.
Brault & Martineau Inc.
Acted successfully for Brault & Martineau Inc. in defence of a class action instituted on behalf of consumers who purchased goods with financing that was alleged to breach the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act.
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.
McInnis Cement Inc.
Acted for McInnis Cement Inc. in defence of a motion to quash a permit issued by the Minister of Environment allowing McInnis to move forward with its project to build a $1 billion state-of-the-art cement plant in Port-Daniel, Gaspésie.
Acted successfully for Concordia University in the Bisaillon v. Concordia University case before the Supreme Court of Canada. Davies argued that the Superior Court had no jurisdiction to entertain a class action initiated by Bisaillon claiming the payment by Concordia of well over $100 million to the pension fund of its employees.
Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Acted successfully for the Société de transport de Montréal in a dispute with Bombardier Transport Canada Inc. and Alstom Canada Inc. concerning the $1.2-billion contract for the renewal of the cars of the Montréal subway. The Superior Court granted the STM's motion to dismiss the motion for declaratory judgement instituted by the subway car manufacturers.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Acted for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as intervener in S.L. v. Commission scolaire des Chênes, in which the Supreme Court of Canada had to decide the circumstances under which parents may request that their children be excused from attending mandatory classes on the basis that they interfere with their freedom of religion.
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Acted for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association as intervener in Loyola High School v. Attorney General of Quebec, 2015 SCC 12, where the Supreme Court of Canada had to determine, in the context of a mandatory pedagogical program, the proper balance between the objectives of promoting tolerance and respect for difference, on the one hand, and the religious freedom of the members of a particular community, on the other hand. The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously adopted the position advocated by the CCLA on the collective aspects of freedom of religion.
Talisman Energy Inc.
Acted for Talisman Energy Inc. representing its interests in dealings with governmental authorities in connection with the legislative, regulatory and tax framework for shale gas exploration and exploitation.
Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires
Acting for the Association québécoise des pharmaciens propriétaires as an intervener in a litigation with the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec on the constitutionality of section 22.6 of the Health Insurance Act.
Québec Superior Court Enforces Right to Collective Bargaining of State Employees
Oct. 08, 2019 - The Québec Superior Court (QSC) recently struck down as unconstitutional back-to-work legislation (Bill 1271) aimed at the Québec government’s advocates and notaries. The decision, released on September 18, 2019, builds on the recent case law of the Supreme Court of Canada which declared that the...
Québec Court of Appeal Says Current Civil Jurisdiction of the Court of Québec Is Unconstitutional
Sept. 17, 2019 - A seven-member panel of the Québec Court of Appeal (QCA) recently rendered an important decision regarding the civil and administrative jurisdiction of the Court of Québec (CQ), a provincial court. The decision follows a reference submitted to the QCA by the Québec government in the wake of a legal...
“Les honoraires en demande en matière d’actions collectives : comment éviter de jouer à l’apprenti-sorcier en vue de moduler le comportement des avocats”, co-author
May 03, 2019 - Recent Developments in Québec, Canada and the United States, Vol. 455 (National Conference on Class Actions)
Read this article (in French).
Osgoode Professional Development, 16th National Symposium on Class Actions, “Case Study: The Biggest Case You’ve Never Heard Of”; Toronto, ON
Apr. 04, 2019
Barreau du Québec, National Conference on Class Actions, “Legal Issues Related to Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions”; Montréal, QC
Mar. 22, 2019
Amendments to English Signage Requirements in Québec
Dec. 01, 2016 - On November 24, 2016, the Regulation to amend the Regulation respecting the language of commerce and business (Rules) came into force. The Rules come in the wake of Québec (Procureure générale) v Magasins Best Buy ltée. In Best Buy, the Québec Court of Appeal ruled that...
Appeal from a Judgment Authorizing a Class Action: The Door Is Unlocked, But Difficult to Open
Nov. 23, 2016 - On January 1, 2016, the new Code of Civil Procedure (New CCP) of Québec came into force. The New CCP contains a number of new provisions governing class actions, which were originally called “recours collectifs” in the French text and are now called “actions collectives. ”One of the major...
Pétroles Global: Calculating Fines Imposed on Corporations
May 04, 2015 - When an organization – including a corporation, a company or a partnership – is found guilty of a criminal offence, section 718. 21 of the Criminal Code requires a court to take a number of factors into consideration when determining the fine, including: any profits realized as a result of...
Chair, Barreau du Québec, National Conference on Class Actions, “Class Actions and Privacy”
Mar. 26, 2015
Canadian Bar Association, “The Impact of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in Imperial Oil v. Jacques on the Disclosure of Evidence”
Mar. 20, 2015
Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—General Commercial (Litigation Star)
The Legal 500 Canada—Dispute Resolution: Québec (Next Generation Lawyer)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Class Actions; Litigation: Corporate Commercial
Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40
The Best Lawyers in Canada—Class Action Litigation; Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Young Bar Association of Montréal—Civil and Commercial Litigation (Lawyer of the Year Award 2013)
ARISTA Provincial Competition—Young Professional Category (Finalist 2014)