Langlois Kronström Desjardins secured an important appellate court victory for a mining company located in the area of the Plan Nord in a case dealing with the autonomy and limits of commercial arbitration in the Province of Quebec. In the process, the Québec Court of Appeal rendered a leading decision confirming that private arbitration tribunals have the power and jurisdiction to interpret and enforce commercial agreements through orders of specific performance
On January 12, 2011, Langlois Kronström Desjardins was successful in an important and complex case brought before the Superior Court of Quebec. Our firm represented the Defendants in this matter involving a dispute between shareholders of a family holding company.
On December 1, 2009, the Superior Court rendered a leading case on whether a motion for declaratory judgment is available in law to confirm the existence of a verbal agreement.
Langlois Kronström Desjardins acted as lead counsel in a major commercial dispute between two mining companies (Canadian Royalties et Nearctic Nickel Mines) involving the vesting of ownership in a mining property under to the terms of an option-joint venture agreement. The final decision of the arbitrator canvasses complex factual and legal issues related to mining project finance and option-joint venture agreements in common use in the mining industry and, as such, constitutes one of the few global precedents on the subject.
Langlois Kronström Desjardins recently successfully defended Concordia University in a $15 million action in damages launched against it by a former student who was expelled from the University for academic misconduct.
Langlois Kronström Desjardins secured a major victory for its long-standing client, Canadian Royalties Inc., in an on-going dispute with its joint venture partner, Ungava Minerals.