Louise Patry

Partner

Louise Patry

Louise Patry

Partner

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 1981

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.

Louise Patry

Partner

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.

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Sobeys Inc.

Acted for Sobeys Inc. in the acquisition of a majority interest in Ricardo Media Inc. and in connection with the related shareholders, use of intellectual property and employment arrangements.

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Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its pulp and paper mill located in Thorold, Ontario, to Bioveld Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc. 

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The Jordan Company, L.P.

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Jordan Company, L.P. in its acquisition of the Performance Materials business of PQ Group Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, materials and chemicals and services.

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Glanbia plc

Acted for Glanbia plc, a global nutrition group, in its acquisition of Foodarom Group, a Québec-based specialist flavours solutions business.

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Brand Industrial Services, Inc.

Acted for Brand Industrial Services, Inc., a global leader providing a broad range of solutions to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets, in its acquisition of Québec-based AGF Access Group, Inc.

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Teneo

Acted for Teneo in its acquisition of Hatley Strategy Advisors, a leading strategic communications and corporate advisory firm based in Montréal, Canada.

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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.

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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.

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The Aldo Group Inc.

Acting as counsel to The Aldo Group Inc. for all its employment matters.

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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 a Québec-based company in the hair care industry.

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Canada: Q&A - Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Policies, co-author

May 26, 2021 - World Law Group
Read this article.

Bulletin
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COVID-19 and the Workplace in Québec: What Employers Need to Know and Do

Mar. 23, 2020 - UPDATED: Employers need to respond quickly to COVID-19 measures decreed by governments. Acting fast with the right response will help employers mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their workforce, their clients and, ultimately, their businesses. In addition to what might be ordered by the...

Speaking Engagement
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Practising Law Institute, Cross-Border Employment Law 2019, “Technology, Privacy and Employee Monitoring”; New York, NY

June 05, 2019

Bulletin
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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 Policy Employers are encouraged to adopt or amend their substance and drug use policies to...

Speaking Engagement
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Practising Law Institute, Cross-Border Employment Law 2018, “Global Diversity and Pay Equity”; New York, NY

June 06, 2018

Speaking Engagement
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International Bar Association, Annual Employment and Discrimination Conference, “Strategies for when a top executive is accused of harassment”; Montréal, QC

May 03, 2018

Speaking Engagement
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Practising Law Institute, conference, “International Employment Law”; 2012 to present

June 17, 2017

Guide
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Seconded Employee/Managing Expatriates on Assignment

Dec. 31, 2014 - International Employment Law (Practising Law Institute)

Speaking Engagement
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Premières en affaires, Conseils d’experts WebTV series, “Mobilité Internationale”

Jan. 01, 2013

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Labour and Employment Law

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Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Labour, Employment and Benefits; Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment and Benefits

Bar Admissions
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Québec, 1981

Education
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Université de Montréal, Labour Law Dipl., 1988
Université de Sherbrooke, BCL, 1980

Professional Affiliations
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Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec

Board Memberships
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Beaconsfield Golf Club, member and president
Fédération de Golf du Québec, member, secretary and Governance Committee, chair
National Arts Centre Foundation, member and Governance and Nominating Committee, former president

Community Involvement
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Artistri Sud, adviser
Golf Canada, Provincial Council, member; Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, member; Human Resources Committee, member
Y des Femmes de Montréal et Fondation Y des Femmes de Montréal, former president

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.

Sobeys Inc.

Acted for Sobeys Inc. in the acquisition of a majority interest in Ricardo Media Inc. and in connection with the related shareholders, use of intellectual property and employment arrangements.

Resolute FP Canada Inc.

Acted for Resolute FP Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Resolute Forest Products Inc., in the sale of its pulp and paper mill located in Thorold, Ontario, to Bioveld Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Riversedge Developments Inc. 

The Jordan Company, L.P.

Acted as Canadian counsel to The Jordan Company, L.P. in its acquisition of the Performance Materials business of PQ Group Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of specialty catalysts, materials and chemicals and services.

Glanbia plc

Acted for Glanbia plc, a global nutrition group, in its acquisition of Foodarom Group, a Québec-based specialist flavours solutions business.

Brand Industrial Services, Inc.

Acted for Brand Industrial Services, Inc., a global leader providing a broad range of solutions to the industrial, commercial and infrastructure markets, in its acquisition of Québec-based AGF Access Group, Inc.

Teneo

Acted for Teneo in its acquisition of Hatley Strategy Advisors, a leading strategic communications and corporate advisory firm based in Montréal, Canada.

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.

The Aldo Group Inc.

Acting as counsel to The Aldo Group Inc. for all its employment matters.

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 a Québec-based company in the hair care industry.

Article

Canada: Q&A - Employer COVID-19 Vaccination Policies, co-author

May 26, 2021 - World Law Group
Read this article.

Bulletin

COVID-19 and the Workplace in Québec: What Employers Need to Know and Do

Mar. 23, 2020 - UPDATED: Employers need to respond quickly to COVID-19 measures decreed by governments. Acting fast with the right response will help employers mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on their workforce, their clients and, ultimately, their businesses. In addition to what might be ordered by the...

Speaking Engagement

Practising Law Institute, Cross-Border Employment Law 2019, “Technology, Privacy and Employee Monitoring”; New York, NY

June 05, 2019

Bulletin

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 Policy Employers are encouraged to adopt or amend their substance and drug use policies to...

Speaking Engagement

Practising Law Institute, Cross-Border Employment Law 2018, “Global Diversity and Pay Equity”; New York, NY

June 06, 2018

Speaking Engagement

International Bar Association, Annual Employment and Discrimination Conference, “Strategies for when a top executive is accused of harassment”; Montréal, QC

May 03, 2018

Speaking Engagement

Practising Law Institute, conference, “International Employment Law”; 2012 to present

June 17, 2017

Guide

Seconded Employee/Managing Expatriates on Assignment

Dec. 31, 2014 - International Employment Law (Practising Law Institute)

Speaking Engagement

Premières en affaires, Conseils d’experts WebTV series, “Mobilité Internationale”

Jan. 01, 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Labour and Employment Law

Who’s Who Legal: Canada—Labour, Employment and Benefits; Who’s Who Legal: Labour, Employment and Benefits

Bar Admissions

Québec, 1981

Education

Université de Montréal, Labour Law Dipl., 1988
Université de Sherbrooke, BCL, 1980

Professional Affiliations

Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec

Board Memberships

Beaconsfield Golf Club, member and president
Fédération de Golf du Québec, member, secretary and Governance Committee, chair
National Arts Centre Foundation, member and Governance and Nominating Committee, former president

Community Involvement

Artistri Sud, adviser
Golf Canada, Provincial Council, member; Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, member; Human Resources Committee, member
Y des Femmes de Montréal et Fondation Y des Femmes de Montréal, former president