Charles Lapointe

Lawyer, Partner - Quebec City

Québec Bar 2014
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Charles Lapointe is a partner in Langlois Lawyers’ Quebec City office. He practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, insolvency, banking law, intellectual property law and information technology law.

In his insolvency practice Charles regularly represents financial institutions, bankruptcy trustees and receivers, while his intellectual-property clientele consists primarily of SMEs, providers of technological solutions and their customers, and telecommunications enterprises.

He pleads on a regular basis before the courts, particularly the Quebec Superior Court and Court of Appeal, as well as before commercial arbitration tribunals.

Charles joined Langlois Lawyers in the winter of 2013 while still a law student and subsequently completed his articles at the firm. A born entrepreneur, Charles is familiar with the challenges confronting businesses and enthusiastically provides them with practical advice throughout all the stages of their growth cycle. He also negotiates and drafts contracts for his clients and provides them with dispute-prevention services.

Charles carries on his practice in both English and French.

Representative Work

Litigation – Intellectual property – Trade-marks
Represented a professional services corporation in a dispute alleging trade-mark confusion.

Litigation – Insolvency
Representing Agatha Boutique, an online retailer of children’s and baby products, in its proposal and corporate reorganization under the Business Corporations Act (Quebec) and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

Represented a financial institution in connection with the appointment of a receiver.

Litigation – Intellectual property – Trade-marks
Represented an enterprise in the hotel business in a dispute alleging unfair competition.

Litigation – Insolvency  
Represented a group of creditors in connection with establishing a plan of arrangement with an equipment manufacturer.

Litigation – Information technology development contract
Represented the customer of an IT development services provider following termination of a contract for services.

Litigation – Undivided co-ownership
Represented an undivided co-owner in a dispute regarding use of the premises and the sale of the immovable.

Litigation – Intellectual property – Work of architecture
Represented a professional architect in litigation alleging the counterfeiting of a work of architecture. 

Litigation – Intellectual property – Software application – Arbitration
Represented a corporation in a dispute alleging the counterfeiting of the source code of an application. 

Litigation – Intellectual property
Represented a corporation in connection with allegations of counterfeiting and passing off equipment and furniture. 

Litigation – Limited partnership
Represented client in a dispute between limited partners. 

Restructuring – Insolvency
Represented several clients in connection with the implementation of a plan of arrangement. 

Litigation – Extraordinary remedy
Represented the client in connection with several applications for an injunction involving service exclusivity clauses.




Other Publications

2018 – “Chronique – Le privilège d’intérêt commun et la reconnaissance de ce privilège par les tribunaux québécois et canadiens” (The common interest privilege and its recognition by Quebec and Canadian courts) co-authored with Catherine Bourget, Repères, Yvon Blais, May 2018, EYB2018REP2471


Since 2015 – Member of the board of directors of Fédération québécoise des sports canins attelés (FQSCA)

Professional Associations

2014 – Member of the Jeune Barreau de Québec

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