Patrice Labonté

Associate

Patrice Labonté

Patrice Labonté

Associate

Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2018

Patrice is developing a broad litigation practice.

He acts for clients on a wide range of litigation matters and white collar compliance investigations. Patrice assists on domestic and cross-border ethics investigations. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and advises clients facing crisis situations such as data leakage and data tampering. He has also assisted on whistleblower and extradition cases.

Patrice is a world-class runner. He won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2017 Pan-American Half-Marathon Championship and was Québec’s fastest marathon runner in 2019.

Patrice Labonté

Associate

Patrice is developing a broad litigation practice.

He acts for clients on a wide range of litigation matters and white collar compliance investigations. Patrice assists on domestic and cross-border ethics investigations. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and advises clients facing crisis situations such as data leakage and data tampering. He has also assisted on whistleblower and extradition cases.

Patrice is a world-class runner. He won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2017 Pan-American Half-Marathon Championship and was Québec’s fastest marathon runner in 2019.

Confidential Client

Acted for a a confidential client in connection with a leakage of sensitive computer and commercial data.

Confidential Client

Acted for a confidential client in connection with investigations related to its potential commercial partners in order to complete due diligence on those partners' integrity.

Confidential Client

Acted for a confidential client in an internal investigation to assess allegations by a whistleblower concerning economic crimes and regulatory offences.

Whistleblower

Acted for a whistleblower, as an innocent third party, in connection with the disclosure of information to the authorities relating to alleged economic crimes that were the subject of an international criminal investigation.

Confidential Client

Acted for a confidential client in connection with a transnational criminal investigation into economic crimes.

An Athlete

Acted successfully for an athlete before the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada following an adverse analytical finding.

Diverse Clients

Acted successfully for diverse clients before the Autorité des marchés publics to obtain or renew their authorization to contract and/or to subcontract with a public body in response to a request for information or a notice of refusal.

Confidential Client

Acting for a confidential client in connection with charges under the Competition Act. Following several pre-trial motions filed on behalf of our client, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada ordered a stay of proceedings.

Confidential Clients

Acting on behalf of various confidential clients regarding investigations by the Québec Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit.

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...

Bulletin

A Penalty Under GAAR Will Cause Ineligibility for Public Contracts in Québec

Mar. 23, 2020 - The Act mainly to establish the Centre d'acquisitions gouvernementales and Infrastructures technologiques Québec (Act) was assented to on February 21, 2020, by the National Assembly of Québec. The Act incorporates new provisions in the government procurement rules to combat abusive tax...

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Search and Seizure: Authorities Can’t Keep What They Seize Indefinitely

Feb. 04, 2020 - In a recent decision, 1 the Superior Court of Québec held that an authority cannot keep copies of electronic documents seized during a search and seizure after officially notifying the person that it will not bring penal or administrative proceedings against the person. In this decision, the Court...

Bulletin

Autorité des marchés publics Has New Powers to Oversee Public Contracts

May 24, 2019 - The provisions respecting the processing of complaints, communication of information and disclosure of wrongdoing to the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) came into force on May 25, 2019. An interested person or partnership wishing to file a complaint with the AMP or provide information to the...

Bulletin

The Autorité des marchés publics Assumes Its Responsibilities

Jan. 25, 2019 - The majority of the activities of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) under the Act respecting contracting by public bodies were transferred to the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) on January 25, 2019. The AMP was created in response to the first recommendation of the Charbonneau...

Lieutenant Governor's Youth Medal (2010)

Université de Montréal—Counsel for the Faculty of Law; Pierre P. Côté Excellence Award in Business Law (2015); Writing Scholarship for the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (2017)

World University Debating Championships—Outstanding Delegate Award (Model United Nations New York, 2014, and Model United Nations McGill, 2014)

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2018

Education

ACFE, Certified Fraud Examiner Certificate, 2020
Université de Montréal, LLB (Dean’s Honour List), 2015
Université de Genève, CTL, 2015

Patrice is developing a broad litigation practice.

He acts for clients on a wide range of litigation matters and white collar compliance investigations. Patrice assists on domestic and cross-border ethics investigations. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and advises clients facing crisis situations such as data leakage and data tampering. He has also assisted on whistleblower and extradition cases.

Patrice is a world-class runner. He won a bronze medal for Canada at the 2017 Pan-American Half-Marathon Championship and was Québec’s fastest marathon runner in 2019.

Confidential Client

Acted for a a confidential client in connection with a leakage of sensitive computer and commercial data.

Confidential Client

Acted for a confidential client in connection with investigations related to its potential commercial partners in order to complete due diligence on those partners' integrity.

Confidential Client

Acted for a confidential client in an internal investigation to assess allegations by a whistleblower concerning economic crimes and regulatory offences.

Whistleblower

Acted for a whistleblower, as an innocent third party, in connection with the disclosure of information to the authorities relating to alleged economic crimes that were the subject of an international criminal investigation.

Confidential Client

Acted for a confidential client in connection with a transnational criminal investigation into economic crimes.

An Athlete

Acted successfully for an athlete before the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada following an adverse analytical finding.

Diverse Clients

Acted successfully for diverse clients before the Autorité des marchés publics to obtain or renew their authorization to contract and/or to subcontract with a public body in response to a request for information or a notice of refusal.

Confidential Client

Acting for a confidential client in connection with charges under the Competition Act. Following several pre-trial motions filed on behalf of our client, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada ordered a stay of proceedings.

Confidential Clients

Acting on behalf of various confidential clients regarding investigations by the Québec Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit.

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...

Bulletin

A Penalty Under GAAR Will Cause Ineligibility for Public Contracts in Québec

Mar. 23, 2020 - The Act mainly to establish the Centre d'acquisitions gouvernementales and Infrastructures technologiques Québec (Act) was assented to on February 21, 2020, by the National Assembly of Québec. The Act incorporates new provisions in the government procurement rules to combat abusive tax...

Bulletin

Search and Seizure: Authorities Can’t Keep What They Seize Indefinitely

Feb. 04, 2020 - In a recent decision, 1 the Superior Court of Québec held that an authority cannot keep copies of electronic documents seized during a search and seizure after officially notifying the person that it will not bring penal or administrative proceedings against the person. In this decision, the Court...

Bulletin

Autorité des marchés publics Has New Powers to Oversee Public Contracts

May 24, 2019 - The provisions respecting the processing of complaints, communication of information and disclosure of wrongdoing to the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) came into force on May 25, 2019. An interested person or partnership wishing to file a complaint with the AMP or provide information to the...

Bulletin

The Autorité des marchés publics Assumes Its Responsibilities

Jan. 25, 2019 - The majority of the activities of the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) under the Act respecting contracting by public bodies were transferred to the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) on January 25, 2019. The AMP was created in response to the first recommendation of the Charbonneau...

Lieutenant Governor's Youth Medal (2010)

Université de Montréal—Counsel for the Faculty of Law; Pierre P. Côté Excellence Award in Business Law (2015); Writing Scholarship for the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (2017)

World University Debating Championships—Outstanding Delegate Award (Model United Nations New York, 2014, and Model United Nations McGill, 2014)

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2018

Education

ACFE, Certified Fraud Examiner Certificate, 2020
Université de Montréal, LLB (Dean’s Honour List), 2015
Université de Genève, CTL, 2015