Lawyer - Montréal
Geneviève Claveau is a lawyer in the litigation group at Langlois Lawyers in Montréal.
Geneviève’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and on matters of public law, at both trial and appellate levels. She intervenes in complex cases involving constitutional, administrative, regulatory and commercial law, as well as in contractual disputes. She also acts in class actions in the areas of securities and telecommunications.
Moreover, Geneviève defends corporations and individuals in the context of penal, regulatory and disciplinary investigations.
Following her legal studies, Geneviève served for two years as law clerk to the Honourable Nicole Duval Hesler, then Chief Justice of Québec.
She practises law in English and French.
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2016
LL.B., Université de Montréal, 2015
Rankings & Recognitions
Areas of Practice
- 2024 – R. v. Montour: a drastic shift in Indigenous rights jurisprudence
- 2023 – Reference re Impact Assessment Act: Supreme Court majority rules that the presumption of constitutionality cannot save the Act from being unconstitutional in part
- 2023 – The Ontario Court of Appeal reaffirms that only a clear, explicit and unequivocal statutory provision can abrogate solicitor-client and litigation privilege
- 2022 – Public interest standing: The Supreme Court reaffirms its Canada (Attorney General) v. Downtown Eastside Sex Workers United Against Violence Society analysis
- 2022 – Bilingualism required? The New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench considers the appointment of a unilingual English speaking Lieutenant-Governor
- 2021 – Lessons in evidence, procedure and natural justice from the Financial Markets Administrative Tribunal
- 2021 – Peace, order, good government and… climate change: the Supreme Court articulates the constitutional doctrine of the national concern
2022 – Commentaire sur la décision Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (Lussier) c. Ville de Montréal (arrondissement d’Outremont) – La révocation par le conseil d’arrondissement du mandat d’un membre du Comité consultatif d’urbanisme après qu’il a tenté de briguer la mairie constitue de la discrimination fondée sur les convictions politiques, Repères, EYB2022REP3493.
Young Bar of Montréal
Member of The Advocates’ Society