Geneviève Claveau

Key practice areas
Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Public and Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Extraordinary Remedies, Internal and Regulatory Investigations, Compliance and White Collar Defence
Québec Bar 2017 Ontario Bar 2018

Geneviève Claveau focuses her practice on civil and commercial litigation and public law at both the trial and appellate levels. She handles complex cases involving constitutional, administrative, regulatory and commercial law, as well as contract disputes. She also acts in securities and telecommunications class actions.

In addition, she defends corporations and individuals in the context of penal, regulatory and disciplinary investigations.

Following her law studies, Geneviève served for two years as law clerk to the Honourable Nicole Duval Hesler, then Chief Justice of Québec.

She practises law in French and English.

  • Before the Québec Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, a stevedoring company operating a marine facility in a dispute over the applicability and operability of the Private Security Act with respect to the company’s activities.
  • Before the Québec Court of Appeal, the Canadian Cancer Society in connection with the constitutionality of Québec’s legislative and regulatory framework on e-cigarettes.
  • Before the Québec Court of Appeal, two non-profit organizations in a constitutional challenge of Bill 21.
  • Before the Québec Superior Court, two Indigenous organizations in a constitutional challenge of the Charter of the French language.
  • A Canadian telecommunications company in a class action regarding data roaming fees instituted on behalf of consumers.
  • An online securities broker in a consumer-led currency-conversion class action.
  • Individuals and businesses before the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch – Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Young Bar of Montréal, Member, since 2017
  • The Advocates' Society, Member, since 2019
  • Liaison Committee with the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal, Bar of Montréal, Member, since 2023
  • Co-speaker: Meilleures pratiques – enquêtes internes [Best practices – Internal audits], workshop for a client, Montréal, November 30, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: L’application de la Loi sur les valeurs mobilières aux phénomènes de cryptoactifs : regard sur la jurisprudence du Tribunal administratif des marchés financiers [The enforcement of the Securities Act with respect to cryptoassets: A look at the case law of the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal], Développements récents en litige de valeurs mobilières 2023, Québec Bar, Montréal, October 19, 2023.
  • Co-speaker: Arrêt Marcotte : enjeux constitutionnels en lien avec la LPC [The Marcotte ruling: Constitutional issues related to the CPA], Langlois Knowledge, webinar, December 8, 2022. 

J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016

LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2015