Clients turn to Louise for her expert negotiation and arbitration skills, and her practical, expedient solutions.
Companies across a broad range of industries – public and private, in Canada and internationally – choose Louise to advise on their labour and employment matters. She advises clients on employee transfers, executive compensation, downsizing and consolidations, wrongful dismissal, pay equity, workers’ compensation, health and safety issues, employment aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and pension plans. Over her 36-year career, Louise has also developed significant expertise in international employment law. She routinely advocates client interests before administrative and civil tribunals.
Louise’s experience working for the Quebec Union of Service Employees has given her a unique perspective for negotiating collective agreements and related matters on behalf of her clients.
Louise volunteers her time on pro bono matters for various charities and non-profit organizations.
Minto Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust
Acted for Minto Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in the $268-million acquisition from Rockhill Apartments Inc. of a multi-residential rental property comprising 1,004 suites in Montréal, Québec. The REIT, which co-acquired the property with Investors Real Property Fund, is the asset and property manager for the co-tenancy and is earning fees for these services.
RELX Group plc
Acted for an affiliate of Elsevier, part of the RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries, in its acquisition of Science-Metrix Inc., which specializes in research evaluation and bibliometric analysis.
Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.
Acted for Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., the world's largest distributor and retailer of professional beauty products, in its acquisition of H. Chalut Ltée, a Québec-based company in the hair care industry.
TeleTech Holdings, Inc.
Acted for TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions, in connection with its $59-million acquisition of Atelka Enterprise Inc., a Québec-based customer experience provider of services to leading Canadian telecom, logistics and entertainment companies.
DAK Americas LLC
Acted for DAK Americas LLC, a producer of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) resins, in connection with its acquisition of a controlling interest in Selenis Canada from IMG Group. Selenis Canada operates a PET plant in Montréal.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. in connection with (1) its acquisition of, by way of merger, the Texas-based gas-and-convenience-store chain CST Brands, Inc., valued at approximately US$4.4 billion; and (2) Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.'s subsequent sale of a portion of CST Brands, Inc.'s Canadian assets to Parkland Fuel Corporation for approximately US$750 million, subject to adjustments.
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
Successfully represented Hyatt Regency Montréal in a judicial review by the Québec Superior Court of an arbitration award involving the extent of employees' freedom of expression at the workplace.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
Acted for Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the leader in the Canadian convenience store industry, in connection with its $1.68-billion acquisition of 279 Esso-branded fuel and convenience sites; 229 of these sites are located in Ontario and 50 are located in Québec. The acquisition also includes land banks and dealer-operated sites, as well as a long-term supply agreement with Imperial Oil.
Acted for Newforma, Inc. and Newforma Canada ULC, a project information management (PIM) software company transforming building and infrastructure project delivery based in Manchester, New Hampshire, in connection with its acquisition of all the assets of Smart-Use Softwares Inc., the Montréal developer of an innovative, touch-friendly mobile platform for construction project collaboration. Louise was in charge of all of the Canadian labour and employment matters.
First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
Acted as Canadian counsel to First Quality Enterprises, Inc., and its affiliates in connection with the acquisition of Fempro I Inc. and related companies.
Practising Law Institute, Cross-Border Employment Law 2019, “Technology, Privacy and Employee Monitoring”; New York, NY
June 05, 2019
Legalization of Cannabis: A Guide for Employers
Oct. 19, 2018 - With the legalization of recreational cannabis as of October 17, 2018, Canadian employers must be prepared to understand their rights and responsibilities vis-à-vis their employees. Substance and Drug Use PolicyEmployers are encouraged to adopt or amend their substance and drug use policies to...
Practising Law Institute, Cross-Border Employment Law 2018, “Global Diversity and Pay Equity”; New York, NY
June 06, 2018
International Bar Association, Annual Employment and Discrimination Conference, “Strategies for when a top executive is accused of harassment”; Montréal, QC
May 03, 2018
Practising Law Institute, conference, “International Employment Law”; 2012 to present
June 17, 2017
Seconded Employee/Managing Expatriates on Assignment
Dec. 31, 2014 - International Employment Law (Practising Law Institute)
Premières en affaires, Conseils d’experts WebTV series, “Mobilité Internationale”
Jan. 01, 2013
Hiring, Disciplining and Firing: A Soup-to-Nuts Review of What You Can and Can’t Do Overseas
Dec. 31, 2012 - International Employment Law (Practising Law Institute)
Travailler à l’international ? Oui, mais attention à votre contrat !
Oct. 31, 2012 - Premières en affaires