Gabriel Lefebvre > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Montreal, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
1000 De La Gauchetière Street West
Suite 900
Montréal, QC H3B 5H4

Work Department

Commercial Litigation and Construction


Partner and Regional practice leader for both Construction and Commercial Litigation Groups.


Partner in Construction Group of BLG’s Montréal office. Regional practice leader for both Construction and Commercial Litigation Groups. Practice focuses on matters of contractors’ claims, infrastructure and engineers’ liability. Represents and advises contractors, property owners, engineers, bonding companies, and insurers in matters involving all aspects of construction industry. Involved in many high-profile cases and advises clients for major infrastructure projects. Admitted to Québec Bar in 2005.


French, English


Chair, Construction Law Section, Canadian Bar Association (2018-2020), Québec Branch; Member, Canadian Bar Association; Member, Legal Affairs Committee, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies.


LLB, Université de Montréal, 2003; Accelerated Leadership Program, Harvard Law School, 2020.


Husband and father of three kids.


Mortorcyclist and crossfit enthusiast.

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Construction

(Next Generation Partners)

Gabriel Lefebvre – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP remains a leader in the practice space, advising domestic and international owners/sponsors, governmental authorities, suppliers, service providers, contractor/developer consortiums, lenders and equity investors over the course of the entire lifecycle of major construction projects. With a client base spanning such sectors as transportation, health services, social infrastructure and energy, the firm assists with matters ranging from early-stage project and procurement planning and structuring, project governance, public funding and private financing to regulatory approval matters, closing matters and litigation, mediation and arbitration. Patricia Morrison KC leads the team in Calgary and provides expertise on large-scale infrastructure, industrial and commercial projects, in addition to high-value disputes involving tenders, construction contracts and liens. Jeffrey Vallis KC, also in Calgary, brings experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Richard Shaban in Toronto draws on 30 years of handling transactional work and the resolution of issues during procurement and project delivery. In Montreal, Simon Grégoire specializes in complex construction litigation and infrastructure and energy construction disputes. Other key figures include Gabriel Lefebvre, who brings strength to engineers’ liability claims in Montreal, Rodney Smith in Calgary and veteran arbitrator Hugh Meighen in Toronto.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Quebec

The Quebec practice at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP is noted for its skill in class actions, white collar crime, cybersecurity, IP, banking and financial services, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Major domestic banks and multinationals in the aeronautic, telecoms, logistics and construction sectors routinely feature on the group’s client roster. Practice co-head Mathieu Piché-Messier majors on civil and commercial litigation and international arbitration, with a particular focus on aviation law and IP matters. Alongside him, Gabriel Lefebvre is well-versed in representing property owners, contractors, bonding companies and insurers in contentious construction matters. Litigators François Grondin and Karine Chênevert are additional key contacts.