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Stikeman Elliott LLP, Yves Martineau, Montreal, CANADA

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Yves Martineau

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Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Litigation / Class Actions




Yves Martineau is a partner in the Litigation Group. He has a specific expertise in class actions, defending manufacturers, banks, Telecom and publicly traded companies. He deals with every aspect of litigation, with focus on commercial disputes, product liability, consumer law and securities. He has pleaded before all civil courts of Québec and before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been a member of the Class Actions Advisory Committee of the Quebec Bar since its founding in 2006. Frequent speaker for the Service de la formation permanente of the Quebec Bar Association.


English; French


Québec Bar (1992)


Université Laval, (LL.B. with distinction, 1990) and Université Laval, (B.A., School of Psychology, 1987).


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Stikeman Elliott LLP’s national litigation practice maintains its dominant position in major class actions and also excels in securities litigation, product liability and arbitration — among other areas. Among the Toronto office’s recent highlights, Peter Howard represented Livent in bringing a high-profile negligence claim against its auditors. In addition, dispute resolution head Eliot Kolers successfully acted for Omega in opposing an application by the Ontario Securities Commission for a temporary order to cease trading and suspend its registration. Seasoned litigator David R. Byers and competition litigation lead Katherine L. Kay are also key names in Toronto. Yves Martineau is a sought-after name in Montreal and is defending Société Telus Communications in a class action alleging it set excessive international roaming charges. Other key contacts include Geoffrey Holub in Calgary and David Brown in Vancouver. Louis Bélanger left to join Montreal boutique Arnault Thibault Cléroux.

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