Canadian Law Awards: Quebecers rewarded

Montreal partners Alexandre Forest and Francois Viau as well as lawyer Ilias Hmimas. Source: Gowling WLG website Awarded by Lexpert, the prizes Canadian Law Awards annually celebrate the best in the profession. They highlight the work of law firms, in-house legal teams and lawyers across the country, as well as their landmark transactions over the … Read more

Court axes BLG fees

Judge Karen M. Rogers. Source: Langlois website The Superior Court considered that the firm had failed in its obligation to inform its client and awarded him only a fraction of the amount claimed. Because the fees were billed without regard to the actual value of the work performed, and without the client knowing what to … Read more

“We will not give up”, says Sand Van Roy’s lawyer

The Paris Court of Appeal on Tuesday confirmed the dismissal order in favor of producer Luc Besson, accused since May 2018 of rape by actress Sand Van Roy. For master Thierry Marembert, lawyer for Luc Besson, this new decision only confirms the innocence of his client. “He is happy with this decision. It was still … Read more

Cédric Jubillar’s lawyers give Le Figaro the details of “an announced judicial disaster”

EXCLUSIVE MAINTENANCE – While new revelations about the duvet of the Jubillar couple come to weaken the accusation, Maîtres Alary, Franck and Martin castigate an investigation which points Cédric Jubillar as the number one suspect. LE FIGARO. – Cédric Jubillar has been in detention for eight months now. What state is it in now? Me … Read more

Russian soldier on trial for war crime ‘is not guilty’, says his lawyer

The 21-year-old meanwhile said he was “sincerely sorry” for killing a 62-year-old man in northeastern Ukraine. Russian soldier tried in kyiv for war crime in Ukraine «is not guilty“Said his lawyer on the third day of this first trial of its kind since the start of the Russian invasion, the verdict of which will be … Read more

The new administrators of the Bar are known!

Me Antoine Aylwin. Source: Quebec Bar website There were several called, but few elected in the last ballot of the Barreau du Québec, which ended on May 13, when eight candidates were vying for the five open positions for the next exercise of the board of directors of the Bar. And the names are now … Read more

The lawyer of a driver who killed a college student appeals while his client is on the run

Sentenced to 7 years in prison, Fatah Merdji had fled during his trial, and has still not been found. He evades justice, but does not forget the procedures. A 19-year-old man, Fatah Merdji, has appealed against his conviction for killing a schoolboy in a car in 2019 in Reims, even though he is currently on … Read more

Hair-raising lawyers | Law Inc.

Sophie Melchers. Source: Norton Rose Fulbright website Three Quebec lawyers were honored at the awards ceremony 2022 Canadian Benchmark Litigation Awardsheld on May 5 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. Me Sophie Melchers, a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, received the award for litigator of the year in Quebec. Me Marie-Helene Jette, a partner … Read more

Lawyers’ favorite Montreal restaurant turns 35

Leonardo Iacono and his daughter Josie When lawyers, judges and magistrates who frequent the Montreal courthouse are asked which restaurant they prefer to frequent, their answer is almost invariably “Le Muscadin”. And this, for 35 years! Such unwavering loyalty to an establishment in Old Montreal, which is full of restaurants, seems surprising at first glance. … Read more

Me Thibault de Montbrial, committed and patriotic lawyer

AVOCADO OF THE MONTH – Concerned about the future of France, the criminal lawyer will notably defend the companion of Xavier Jugelé, the policeman assassinated by an Islamist in April 2017, from June 7. Two determined faces face each other: that of a young policeman and that of an activist made up as Marianne. This … Read more