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.
Faubourg Boisbriand Shopping Centre L.P.
Acting for Faubourg Boisbriand Shopping Centre L.P. and other entities in defence of a claim brought by the owner of a vacant land neighbouring a lifestyle shopping centre on the north shore of Montréal who seeks the cancellation of a non-construction servitude and the payment of damages in the amount of $12 million.
U-Haul Co. (Canada) Ltd.
Acting for U-Haul Co. (Canada) Ltd. in a construction litigation against the general contractor who performed work to redevelop a property in order to allow for truck rentals, self-storage and sale of moving supplies facilities serving the Gatineau area.
Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.
Acted for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. and related entities in defence of multiple actions brought by the neighbour of a mixed-use development project in downtown Montréal that features luxury condos, a Four Seasons luxury hotel, and approximately 25,000 sq.ft. of commercial space. These claims were all defeated and the last one was found to be abusive at the preliminary stage. They were instituted during the construction of the project and included a claim for the acquisition by prescription of a strip of land, a claim for the recognition of a servitude of view encompassing a servitude of non-construction, and a claim for the demolition of the building. We were successful in our defense of all of these claims.
InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust
Acted for InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust and related entities in defense of a $3.5-million lawsuit brought by the purchasers of the former Delta Centre Ville Hotel in Montréal in respect of alleged water infiltration.
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.
Carbonleo Real Estate Inc.
Acted for Carbonleo Real Estate Inc. and related entities in a litigation related to the termination of a forward sale agreement and the alleged refusal of the purchasers to proceed with the intermediate closing of the Cité Dix30 development, adjacent to Quartier Dix30, a mega retail centre located in Brossard on Montréal's South Shore.
Acted for Manulife in a litigation against a commercial tenant to obtain the judicial termination of the lease, the eviction of the tenant, and the payment rent arrears and rents owing during the proceeding.
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.
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.
Country Perspective: Canada, co-author
Dec. 16, 2019 - Perspectives in Practice of the UNIDROIT Principles 2016: Views of the IBA Working Group on the Practice of the UNIDROIT Principles 2016 (International Bar Association)
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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 French L’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...