Representative Work

LKD Prevails Before the Administrative Justice Council

On September 25, 2015, the Conseil de la justice administrative (Administrative Justice Council) filed its investigation report in a case involving a complaint made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy against the President of the Régie du logement, Québec’s residential tenancy agency, an administrative tribunal.

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LKD Represents AlliancePharma Inc. in the Acquisition of Elitis Pharma Inc.

Langlois Kronström Desjardins represented AlliancePharma Inc., a corporation listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: APA), in connection with its acquisition of Elitis Pharma Inc.for $4,150,000 and a concurrent secured credit facility, thereby making it the largest provider of replacement pharmacists and technical assistants in Quebec. The LKD team, led by Maxime Lemieux (business law) and Judith Martin-Trudeau (business law) with the support of Lina Thibault (business law paralegal), takes this opportunity to congratulate the management team of AlliancePharma Inc. on this acquisition and to express its confidence in the future growth and success of this dynamic corporation.

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LKD Acts for MédiaMed Technologies Inc. and Its Major Shareholders in the Sale of All Its Shares to Groupe Logibec Inc.

In a transaction announced on March 9, 2015 involving the sale of all the shares of MédiaMed Technologies Inc., the LKD team was led by Lily Germain (business law) assisted by Judith Martin-Trudeau (business law) and paralegal Lina Thibault.

MédiaMed Technologies is a major Canadian provider of business intelligence solutions and consulting services for healthcare institutions in Canada.

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LKD Acts for the Purchaser in the Acquisition of All the Shares of Consultants S.P.I. Inc.

A team led by Lily Germain (business law) and seconded by Nicola Di Iorio and Charles Wagner (labour and employment law) and paralegal Catherine Vaillancourt represented the purchaser, Avant-Garde Sécurité Inc., in its acquisition of all the shares of Consultants S.P.I. Inc.

Avant-Garde Sécurité Inc. thus continues to grow and expand it activities in the area of security and surveillance.

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LKD Acts for the Purchaser in the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Avant-Garde Sécurité Inc. and Sectek Inc.

A team led by Lily Germain assisted by Nicola Di Iorio represented the purchaser 9297-8709 Quebec Inc. in the acquisition of the shares of Avant-Garde Sécurité Inc. and Sectek Inc. These two corporations are now part of Groupe Avant-Garde, the only security business in Quebec with its own IP video surveillance centre. Groupe Avant-Garde, which has over 500 employees, now has four separate entities working in synergy within the group: Avant-Garde Sécurité Inc., Sectek Inc., Lupien Rouleau Investigation and Avant-Garde Ressources Humaines P.D.A. Inc.

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An important victory for Metro Inc. in an oppression-remedy lawsuit

In the context of an oppression remedy and cancellation of share issuance proceedings against Metro Inc., a major Canadian grocery retailer, Langlois Kronström Desjardins successfully defended against the claim of a group of shareholder merchants who maintained, In Québec Superior Court, that Metro’s share-capital structure and the make-up of its board of directors breached their rights.

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Victory in Superior Court

On September 27, 2010, in the matter of Yves Gougoux et al. v. Alain Richard (S.C. No 500-17-036017-070) the Quebec Superior Court granted a motion to have a litigant declared quarrelsome.

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Another brilliant Supreme Court victory

Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins represented the interests of the secured creditor and trustee in the bankruptcy of Latte des Berges Inc. The Superior Court ruled that wrongful omissions on the part of Kruger Inc. resulted in the loss of stumpage fees (TSFMA), and the Court of Appeal upheld the lower court’s order that Kruger pay $1.75 million

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Gasoline price-fixing cartel: class action

A legal team from Langlois Kronström Desjardins, as a part of a class action suit on competition law concerning the fixation of the price of gasoline in Victoriaville, Sherbrooke, and Magog, successfully had the motion instituted against their client dismissed.

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Mont Sainte-Anne and Sépaq ratify an agreement

Mont Sainte-Anne and the Société des Établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq) have recently announced the ratification of an agreement, amending some transaction clauses brought in during the transfer of Mont Sainte-Anne Station in 1994.

The Langlois Kronström Desjardins firm has supported the Sépaq throughout this undertaking, according to a fully integrated work approach and under the direction of the Sépaq litigation department.

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