Lawyer, Partner - Montréal
Elisabeth Neelin practices civil and commercial litigation in the Montréal office of Langlois Lawyers.
She has experience in a wide range of matters involving commercial law, civil and professional liability as well as in regulatory litigation and regulatory investigations. She frequently represents foreign clients, including in matters of private international law and challenges to the jurisdiction of Quebec courts. She has further expertise in areas of public and administrative law.
In the course of her practice, Elisabeth has had extensive experience with a range of complex business disputes and with alternative dispute resolution procedures, including the coordination of multidisciplinary teams of experts and lawyers in various jurisdictions.
She is frequently called upon to advise her clients in non-litigious matters as well. She provides regulatory and compliance counsel in a range of industries, including technology, social media, health, and manufacturing. She advises clients in relation to the compliance of their activities, operations and business practices, including matters related to data protection, privacy laws, intellectual property and consumer protection. She also assists her clients in managing their business-related risks, particularly by reviewing contracts and providing advice to help them avoid litigation.
B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, 2009
B.A., Carleton University, 2005
Rankings & Recognitions
- Chambers Canada 2024
- Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Women in Litigation 2023, Canada
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2023
- Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Women in Litigation 2022, Canada
- Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under List 2022
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2022
- Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List 2021
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2021
- Benchmark Litigation 40 & Under Hot List 2020
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2020
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2019
- Benchmark Litigation Canada 2019
- Lexpert® Rising Stars 2018 – Leading Lawyers Under 40
Areas of Practice
Represents clients in connection with administrative investigations conducted by various regulatory authorities before administrative tribunals, notably in the health care sector.
Representing an original equipment manufacturer of industrial equipment in an arbitration related to the performance of supplied equipment and associated production loss.
Represented foreign states, public authorities and state corporations in disputes involving the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, as well as other questions of private international law and the immunity of foreign states.
Represented a public body in a lawsuit regarding the cancellation of a large contract for the manufacture of ambulances involving important questions regarding the termination of a contract following a call for tenders, abuse of rights and damages.
Represented production companies and other companies in the entertainment industry in several commercial litigation files.
Represented an aeronautics company in alternative dispute resolution proceedings involving several co-contractors
Represented manufacturers in class actions involving consumer law and product liability.
Represented several companies in large-scale class actions involving competition law.
- 2022 – Reform to the Charter of the French Language: an overview of the main amendments
- 2022 – Language of commerce and business: your obligations following the adoption of Bill 96 amending the Charter of the French language
- 2021 – Does settlement privilege apply when settling a dispute with a public body?
- 2021 – New ban on reimbursements affecting patient support programs
- 2020 – Looking to the future: best practices and strategies for litigation and dispute resolution post-COVID-19
- 2019 – The Morning After: Broadened Powers of Investigation and Enforcement of the Canada Elections Act
- 2019 – Keeping it Canadian: Guarding Against Foreign Interference in the Modernization of the Canada Elections Act
- 2019 – No Mulligans: The SCC Highlights the “Difficult Strategic Choice” Faced by Québec Defendants Sued Abroad
- 2019 – In the Name of Transparency: The Modernization of the Canada Elections Act
- 2018 – Unenforceability in the U.S. a Non-Starter When Google Returns to the BC Supreme Court
- 2018 – Free Internet-Service Contracts Caught up by Consumer Protection Legislation in Quebec
2019 – “Commentaire sur la décision Benisty c. Kloda – L’authenticité : le sens juridique du terme” (Case comment on Benisty v. Kloda – Authenticity: the legal meaning of the term), co-authored with Justine Brien, Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, June 2019, EYB2019REP2771.
Since 2018 – Coauthor (with Marie-Josée Hogue), “Arbitrage” [Arbitration], Fascicle 3, JurisClasseur Québec – Procédure civile I, LexisNexis Canada.
2018 – “Free Internet-Service Contracts Caught up by Consumer Protection Legislation in Quebec”, co-authored with Justine Brien, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, Volume 18, Number 11, March 2018.
2017 – “What the coming trademark changes mean to pharmaceutical industry”, co-authored with Pascal Archambault, The Lawyer’s Daily, September 2017.
2015 – “Communications entre avocats et experts: le privilège relatif au litige et les devoirs des experts” (Communications between lawyers and experts, the litigation privilege and the duties of experts), Revue du Barreau du Québec, Autumn 2015 edition, Volume 74, Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2013, pp. 557-571.