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

Work Department





Civil and Commercial Litigation (complex litigation matters), class actions, both at the authorization stage (including representing Google, Aéroports de Montréal and many other clients) and at the merits (involving the tobacco class actions and representing Canadian Pacific Railway in the class action dealing with the Lac-Mégantic derailment), professional liability (civil and disciplinary) and defamation. Significant experience in constitutional and administrative law litigation, including the representation of the Conférence des juges de la Cour du Québec and other entities in constitutional matters, including before the Supreme Court in the constitutional challenge regarding the jurisdiction of the Court of Quebec and also acting in commissions of inquiry in particular (Gomery, Oliphant, Chamberland), as well as in professional law matters, including judicial ethics, representing various judges. Called to the Québec Bar in 1991.


English, French


Member, Canadian Bar Association; Member, The Advocates’ Society.


LLB, Université Laval, 1990

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Dispute resolution: Quebec

(Leading Individuals)

François Grondin – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

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.