Gerry Apostolatos

Lawyer, Partner - Montréal

Quebec Bar 1989

T +1 514 282 7831

Gerry Apostolatos is a litigation partner at the Montréal office of Langlois lawyers. He is recognized for his expertise in governance, ethics and strategy. He is the immediate past co-Chair of the firm’s Board of Directors.

He has over 25 years of trial and appellate experience, regularly appearing before a range of tribunals, arbitral bodies and courts in complex high-stakes disputes, including in the context of class action proceedings. 

For example, Gerry acted as co-counsel for an intervening shareholder in the BCE matter (often qualified as the most important piece of commercial litigation in Canadian history from a financial perspective) before the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Gerry is also a leading specialist in the area of insolvency and financial restructuring, and has advised a multitude of stakeholders in this field. He has served the profession as National and Quebec Chair of the Insolvency Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association. 

He has acted as Chair of the Liaison Committee of The Bar of Montreal with the Commercial Division of the Superior Court (the equivalent of the Commercial Court Users’ Committee in other Canadian provinces). 

Throughout Gerry’s career, he has dedicated himself to the promotion of the rule of law, law reform, the continued improvement of the judicial system, and the public interest, as illustrated in part by his prior membership on the Disciplinary Board of the Quebec Bar and his long-standing and sustained involvement with the Canadian Bar Association, culminating in his presidency of the Quebec Branch of the CBA. 

He is a sought-after speaker and commentator in legal and business circles. 

Gerry believes in volunteerism as well as civic responsibility. His wide range of contributions includes climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for the benefit of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Quebec, contributing to foundations, his pro bono legal work and volunteering as a community soccer coach.