The expertise of Langlois lawyers in the areas of technology, transportation, intellectual property, labour law, Northern development, environmental law and real estate law was called upon in several major and impactful mergers and acquisitions files that the firm handled in 2017.
Since 2017, Langlois lawyers has been representing an enterprise in connection with the acquisition of property in Quebec, in a location west of Montreal, for the cultivation of organic medical marijuana and the development of production facilities.
Langlois’ appellate advocacy group acted as advisory counsel to the appellant in the context of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Teva Canada Ltd. v. TD Canada Trust, a significant decision in banking and fraud law.
Forestville, a town in the Quebec’s Upper North Shore region, was partially transformed into a Hollywood set during the filming of a TV series based on the best-selling novel The truth About the Harry Quebert Affair. This project was made possible thanks to the efforts and expertise of a team of Langlois lawyers consisting of François Mainguy, a lawyer, partner, and Pascal Archambault, a lawyer at the firm, who assisted the company that owned part of the filming location in reaching an agreement between it and the producers of the series.
Langlois lawyers assisted a hotel operator with its due-diligence investigation and discussions in connection with the proposed acquisition of the majority of the units in a condo hotel. The transaction was not completed in light of the risks identified during the due diligence process.
On May 27, 2016, Quebec Superior Court Justice Martin Bureau the dismissed a motion for a provisional injunction and a safeguard order seeking to suspend work on the reconstruction of the downtown core of the City of Lac-Mégantic.
On March 24, 2016, François LeBel and Jean-Benoît Pouliot appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the Barreau du Québec, which was acting as an intervenor in the matter of Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Represented the purchaser, Avant-Garde Sécurité Inc., in its acquisition of all the shares of Consultants S.P.I. Inc.
Maxime Lemieux and Judith Martin-Trudeau represented Rodocanachi Capital Inc., a capital pool company listed on TSX Venture Exchange, in its qualifying transaction by way of three-cornered amalgamation with AlliancePharma Inc., a Quebec-based health industry personal placement company.
Represented these two corporations that are now part of Groupe Avant-Garde, which has over 500 employees and is the only security business in Quebec with its own IP video surveillance centre.
Langlois lawyers represented IMS Health Incorporated subsidiaries in the acquisition of substantially of the assets of Diversinet Corp., a Canadian public company, pursuant to an asset purchase agreement.
Advisor to a major bus manufacturer in connection with an electric bus research and development project. Mandates have included negotiating a subsidy agreement with the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and drafting a consortium agreement among the six principal partners.
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.
Langlois Kronström Desjardins won an important case in Québec Superior Court. The firm’s Hans Bois represented Desjardins General Insurance Group and several other insurers in a matter involving flooding caused by the overflowing of the Lorette River in the Québec City municipal area.
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.
Langlois Kronström Desjardins Wins Dismissal of Court Challenge of Decision of Québec National Assembly’s President
Langlois Kronström Desjardins successfully defended the privileges of the Québec National Assembly before the Court of Appeal. The case involved the interaction of parliamentary privileges with charter rights.
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
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.
Langlois Kronström Desjardins successfully represented the interests of the National Assembly before the Superior Court. The interaction between parliamentary privileges and charter-protected rights was at issue.
On February 3, Éric Latulippe, partner at Langlois Kronström Desjardins, won an important ruling for his client, Société de coopérative agricole des Appalaches, in front of CLP. The ruling was a landmark decision involving large sums of money for Québec employers in a test case on the financing policy adopted by CSST in May 2007.
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins were appointed as lead councilof an intervening shareholder before the Supreme Court of Canada
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.