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LouisSévéno

Louis
Sévéno

Member of the Quebec Bar since 2004
Member of the Ontario Bar since 2004
Member of the New York Bar since 2006

Languages: English, French, Spanish

Louis is a partner of the firm. Member of the Quebec, Ontario, and New York bars, he has been practicing civil and commercial litigation and arbitration since 2004. He regularly represents clients before both trial and appellate courts, as well as before domestic and international arbitral tribunals. He has particular expertise regarding contractual disputes, corporate and shareholder litigation, manufacturers’ liability, insolvency, employment law, private international law and injunctive proceedings. 

// REPRESENTATIVE MANDATES

Various files involving disputes between shareholders of private corporations, including namely :

Oppression remedies;

Forced sale or purchase of shares;

Declaration of disqualification to act as a director, and

Embezzlement or fraud.

 

Various disputes involving :

Commercial leases;

Construction law;

Billing practices and reception of a payment not due;

The delivery of goods, and

Manufacturers’ warranty.

 

Assisting a debtor corporation in a contested proposal in bankruptcy process; requests for asset sales.

Negotiating payment time extension arrangements between creditors and debtors.

Various mandates of evaluating secured claims on behalf of bankruptcy trustees.

Various employment law files (individual reports), involving :

Wrongful dismissal and evaluation of severance pay;

Negotiation of severance agreements;

Allegations of harassment or discrimination, and

Application of covenants (non-solicitation, non-competition and confidentiality).

 

Secured a provisional injunction order and an order of protection for non-solicitation of clients.

Execution of an Anton Piller type injunction and seizure of pirated material.

Defence of a provisional injunction to prohibit the execution of guarantees.

// PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

ASSOCIATIONS
Quebec Bar
Canadian Bar Association
Young Bar Association of Montreal
New York State Bar Associaiton
Law Society of Upper Canada 

 

// EDUCATION

2003        York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
Bachelor in Common Law (LL.B.)

2002        Université de Montréal, Faculty of Law
Bachelor in Civil Law (LL. B.)

2001        Université De Poitiers (France)
Exchange program in French and European Union law