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Marie-LouiseDelisle

Marie-Louise
Delisle

Member of the Quebec Bar since 2002

Languages: French, English

Marie-Louise is a partner of the firm.

She has over 10 years of experience in the fields of arbitration and commercial and civil litigation. She is involved in several major cases, more specifically in matters relating to securities, class actions, and professional liability, including that of accountants and stockbrokers. She is recognized as having a vast trial experience in addition to handling countless matters relating to injunctions, including Anton Piller injunctions.

Mtre. Delisle is also known for her various contributions to several publications in arbitration and numerous topics related to commercial litigation. Furthermore, she sits on a variety of professional association committees.

  

// REPRESENTATIVE MANDATES

Commercial Arbitration

Representation of a major firm of professionals in the context of an arbitration between a partner and the firm.

Representation of a major property manager in the context of an arbitration on operating costs.

Representation of a major omputer software integrator in the context of an arbitration pertaining to a major contract for the development and integration of an “ERP” software.

Injunctions

Successfully challenged a request securing the dismissal of a motion for a provisional interlocutory injunction against an ex-employee, and the company for which he works, in IMS Health Canada inc. v. Th!nk Business Insights Ltd. v. Mark Maciw, 2013 QCCS 16.

Successfully challenged implementing rules of an Anton Piller injunction order and seizure of pirated material; IMS Health Canada inc. v. Th!nk Business Insights Ltd. and Mark Maciw, 2013 QCCA 688.

Representation of various clients seeking orders forcing former employees to meet their obligations of loyalty and non-competition.

Professional Liability

Representation of Chrysler Canada Inc. and CIBC Mellon Trust Company in the context of a $165 million lawsuit against the Castor Holdings auditors.

Obtained several judgments dismissing professional liability suits against accountants and trustees in bankruptcy, in:

Gestion Michel Noël ltée v. Dallaire, Forest, Kirouac, 2011 QCCS 1293 and 2011 QCCS 809;

Finexcorp inc. v. Caroline Tremblay, CA inc., 2010 QCCA 595;

X Merchant inc. v. Ginsberg, Gingras & Associés inc., 2009 QCCS 2042.

Representation of investors against a major financial institution for misconduct in the management of their assets.

Class Actions

Participated in securing a class action judgment against a semi-public agency acting as a pension manager to pay considerable damages to several pensioners following the dissemination of misleading information, in Myette v. Commission administrative des régimes de retraite et d’assurances, 2010 QCCS 2797.

Representation of a major company engaged in mutual funds in the context of a class action involving Market Timing transactions.

Representation of a major homeopathic product manufacturer in defense of a class action.

// DISTINCTIONS

Recognised as a “Litigation Star” in the 2017 Benchmark Litigation publication.

Listed as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch” in the  2016 Lexpert®   Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers.

Recognised as a “Future Star” in the 2016 Benchmark Litigation publication.

Recognised in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada, as a leading practitioner in the fields of Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

Recognised as one of the 8 “incontournables du droit en 2015” by the Premières en Affaires Magazine - June/July Edition.

// PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Co-lecturer of “Techniques de plaidoirie en litige civil” at the University of Montreal, Faculty of Law
Quebec Bar,  Firm representative within Justicia, a special Quebec Bar initiative which encourages the retention and advancement of women in the profession (2013-2015)
Canadian Bar Association (Québec) – Class Actions Section (2015-2016)
Montreal Bar, Lawyers' Ethics and Image Committee (2013-2015)
Canadian Bar Association (Quebec), Research and Knowledge Management Section (2010-2013)
Montreal Bar, CAIJ Liaison Committee (2011-2013)

 

ASSOCIATIONS

Quebec Bar
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Club of Montreal
Réseau des femmes d'Affaires du Québec

// EDUCATION

2001        McGill University, Institute of Comparative Law
Master’s Degree LL.M., Intellectual Property and Copyrights

1999        Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law
Bachelor in Law (LL.B.).

// PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

LexisNexis LégisPratique, James A. Woods, the Honourable Joseph R. Nuss and Marie-Louise Delisle, Q.C., Code de procédure civile annoté – Arbitration Section, Editions 2008 to 2016.

Dispute Resolution, James A. Woods, Christopher Richter and Marie-Louise Delisle, in Getting the Deal Through – Canada-Quebec Section, Editions 2009 to 2016.

Case comment on Instrubel, n.v. c. Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Iraq, Marie-Louise Delisle, « Saisie avant jugement par saisie-arrêt : aucune compétence de la Cour sur les biens situés hors du Québec », dans Repères, EYB2016REP1962, June, 2016.

Privilège fondé sur les circonstances de chaque cas dans Claude Marseille, dir, Les objections à la preuve en droit civil, Montréal, LexisNexis, 2015, 195.

Identité d’un indicateur de police ou d’un dénonciateur dans Claude Marseille, dir, Les objections à la preuve en droit civil, Montréal, LexisNexis, 2015, 173.

Divulgation prohibée par une disposition législative spécifique dans Claude Marseille, dir, Les objections à la preuve en droit civil, Montréal, LexisNexis, 2015, 187.

Secret conjugal dans Claude Marseille, dir, Les objections à la preuve en droit civil, Montréal, LexisNexis, 2015, 179.

LexisNexis LégisPratique,Marie-Louise Delisle and Stephen L. Drymer, Guide de l’arbitrage – Arbitration in Quebec, 2014.

Case Comment on Autorité des marchés financiers v. Fournier, Marie-Louise Delisle, “L’avocat qui s’objecte constamment aux questions de l’enquêteur dans le cadre d’une enquête de l’AMF expose son client à un constat d’infraction en vertu de l’article 195.4 de la Loi sur les valeurs mobilières,” in La Référence, EYB 2012-208199 (C.A.), November, 2012.

Case Comment on Facebook Inc. v. Guerbuez, Marie-Louise Delisle, S.C., September 28, 2010, “La condamnation à des dommages qui apparaissent exagérés et de nature punitive n’est pas un motif pour refuser la reconnaissance et l’exécution d’un jugement étranger,” in Repères, EYB2011 REP (EYB2010-179965, January), 2011.

Case Comment on Interinvest (Bermuda) Ltd. v. Herzog, Marie-Louise Delisle, “La Cour d’appel confirme de nouveau l’interprétation libérale des facteurs de rattachement en droit international privé québécois,” in Repères, EYB2009 REP 882, November, 2009.