A skilful and methodical litigator, Jean is entrusted with developing creative and practical solutions to complex issues.
Jean acts on a variety of matters, including real estate, contractual and transactional disputes. He also assists clients in various administrative and regulatory matters.
During his studies, he acted as executive editor of the McGill Law Journal. He also served as a clerk to Justices Michel Yergeau and François P. Duprat at the Superior Court of Québec, thereby gaining valuable insight into the adjudication process.
Koebra Development Corporation
Acted successfully for Koebra Development Corporation in response to an application by citizens requesting that municipal authorizations granted in connection with a multi-use real estate development project be revoked.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Acted for Barrick Gold Corporation in its recommended US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited. This complex and multijurisdictional transaction created an industry-leading gold company with the greatest concentration of tier one gold assets in the industry and a diversified asset portfolio positioned for growth.
Rogers Communications Inc.
Acting for Rogers Communications Inc. in connection with the appeal of an administrative decision of the Québec Privacy Commissioner that would prohibit the use by Rogers of any personal information to conduct credit verifications and fraud prevention measures in relation to consumer subscriptions for mobile telephone service.
Canadian Royalties Inc.
Acted for Canadian Royalties Inc. before the Supreme Court of Canada and the Québec Court of Appeal in a matter involving the revocation of an order homologating an arbitral award as a result of an alleged conflict of interest of the arbitrator.
La Coop fédérée
Acted for La Coop fédérée in connection with the combination of its Sonic division with Groupe Filgo for the purpose of merging their energy products distribution activities and their service stations operations.
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.
IOU Financial Inc.
Acted for IOU Financial Inc. in connection with its successful response to Qwave Capital LLC's unsolicited partial takeover bid, including in injunctive proceedings asserting a breach by Qwave of a confidentiality agreement.
The Supreme Court Rules That Acquisitive Prescription Trumps the Québec Land Register
Apr. 13, 2017 - In Ostiguy v. Allie, 2017 SCC 22, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) found that one cannot entirely rely on the entries in the Québec land register and that they do not take precedence over the rights acquired by prescription. The Supreme Court also decided on the effect of the judgment...
Supreme Court of Canada Affirms Protections for Privilege in the Face of Statutory Production Demands
Nov. 29, 2016 - On November 25, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered two decisions confirming that express, clear legislative language is required to compel production of solicitor-client- or litigation-privileged documents, and reaffirming the wide protection afforded these privileges. Alberta...
Troubles de voisinage : l’article 976 C.c.Q. et le seuil de normalité
Oct. 29, 2015 - Only available in FrenchL’article 976 C.c.Q. énonce que les voisins doivent accepter les inconvénients normaux du voisinage. La Cour suprême, dans l’arrêt Ciment du Saint-Laurent inc. c. Barrette, a confirmé que cet article établit un régime autonome fondé sur la mesure des inconvénients...