Geneviève Blouin Gagnon

Lawyer
Key practice areas
Construction and Infrastructure Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Insolvency and Restructuring, Civil and Commercial Litigation
Québec Bar 2015

Geneviève Blouin Gagnon focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation, chiefly in construction law, security interest enforcement, and bankruptcy and insolvency.

As a member of the Construction and Infrastructure group, she acts primarily in the area of dispute prevention and resolution (adjudication, mediation, arbitration, courts of law and standard-setting bodies), including on issues surrounding requests for the adjustment of timetables and financial terms, non-compliance and defects arising during construction and warranty periods, issues arising during calls for tenders, legal hypothecs, sureties, insurance, insolvency and job-site health and safety.

She has acted in files involving claims for construction defects, bid compliance, specifically as regards the licences required by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec, application of the rules under the Code de soumission, contestation of servitudes, and hypothecs.

  • Represented a contractor, at trial and on appeal, in a dispute over the determination of the licences required for the performance of a contract.
  • Represented a contractor in connection with applications for an injunction involving servitudes.
  • Represented a creditor in a bankruptcy file challenging preferential payments and undervalue transactions.
  • Caisse Desjardins de Beauport, Member of the Board of Directors, since 2024
  • Young Bar of Québec City, Member, since 2015
  • Québec City’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Participant in the Leadership au féminin program, 2021
  • Co-speaker: Le BSDQ : Que doit-on retenir? [BSDQ: What can be said?], Journée du droit de la construction de l’ACQ, Québec City, March 21, 2024.
  • Co-speaker: Les licences de la Régie du Bâtiment du Québec : la notion de travaux connexes et l'interprétation des exemptions [Licences from the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec: the concept of related work and interpretation of exemptions], Les Petits Déjeuners de l’ACQ, Québec City, March 20, 2024.
  • Co-speaker: La gestion contractuelle et la gestion des imprévus sur les chantiers de construction, qualification et effets de la non-conformité « mineure » d’une soumission, assurance, hypothèque et cautionnement : quand l’un s’applique plutôt que l’autre [Contract management and contingency management on construction sites, qualification and effects of "minor" non-conformities of a bid, insurance, hypothec and suretyship: when one applies rather than the other], Congrès annuel du Jeune Barreau de Québec, organized by the Young Bar of Québec City, May 19, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: Que faire en cas d’insolvabilité ou de faillite d’un sous-traitant? [What to do in the event of a subcontractor's insolvency or bankruptcy?], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, November 24, 2022.
  • Speaker: La non-conformité « mineure » d’une soumission : qualification et effets ["Minor" non-conformities of a bid: qualification and effects], Journée Les développements récents en droit de la construction 2022, June 3, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: La non-conformité « mineure » d'une soumission : qualification et effets [The minor non-compliance of a bid: Qualification and impact], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, April 14, 2022.

LL.B., Civil Law, Université Laval, 2014

Certificate, Social Science, Université Laval, 2012