Catherine Martel

Lawyer, Partner - Montréal

Québec Bar 1998
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Catherine Martel is a partner in the litigation group at the Montréal office of Langlois Lawyers. 

She advises and represents a variety of clients in matters involving product liability, consumer law and energy law, including class actions. Catherine also drafts appeal factums and written submissions in all areas of the law. She has extensive experience with Quebec civil law issues (including the law of obligations, contract law and civil liability law), corporate law, administrative law, constitutional law and civil liberties, as well as energy law.

Representative Work

Catherine’s recent client work includes acting for:

– State-owned company in connection with an application for authorization to institute a class action. The Superior Court dismissed the application on the basis that the tests of colour of right and adequate representation were not met.

– State-owned company in connection with various proceedings relating to the approval or application of the open access transmission tariff before the Régie de l’énergie du Québec and the subsequent application for judicial review before the Quebec Superior Court.

– The respondent in one of the most important constitutional cases in family law in Quebec, where the constitutionality of certain Civil Code of Québec provisions that exclude common law couples was challenged. The Supreme Court of Canada found in favour of the respondent.




Other Publications

2010 – “Les transactions et les mesures alternatives de règlement dans le cadre d’un recours collectif” (Settlements and other dispute resolution mechanisms in class actions), co-author with Éric Dunberry, Barreau du Québec, Service de la formation continue, Développements récents en recours collectifs, volume 327, Cowansville, Yvon Blais

Professional Associations

Canadian Bar Association

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