Law firm Langlois Kronström Desjardins ranks second among the top ten full-service regional law firms in Quebec, according to a survey conducted by Canadian Lawyer magazine, the results of which are published in its May edition. This is the second time that Langlois Kronström Desjardins has achieved this distinction: the firm was given the same ranking in 2010, the last time the survey was conducted.
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.