Lawyer, Partner - Montréal
Véronique Roy is a litigation practitioner at Langlois lawyers in Montréal.
She acts in matters primarily involving civil and professional liability, insurance law and constitutional law. She also advises clients involved in contractual disputes. She is frequently called upon to draft appeal factums and legal opinions on complex issues, and regularly works on files heard by at all levels of civil courts.
She has also developed significant expertise in negotiating out-of-court dispute settlements.
She has published articles or chapters on contractual, extra-contractual and constitutional matters, as well as on the subject of arbitration.
After graduating from McGill University law school with Great Distinction, she clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Louis LeBel in 2007-2008.
In 2017, she was nominated for an award in the Social Involvement /Pro bono category at the Leaders of Tomorrow gala of the Montreal Young Bar association.
B.C.L./LL.B. (High Distinction), McGill University, 2006
M.A. (Political Science), McGill University, 2003
B.A. (Communications), University of Québec in Montréal, 2000
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Victory for a Langlois Client at the Supreme Court of Canada
Langlois lawyers’ Appellate Advocacy Group acted as advisory counsel to the appellant in a significant decision regarding banking and fraud law rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in Teva Canada Ltd. v. TD Canada Trust.
Represents the Chief Justice of the Quebec Superior Court of Québec in a reference on the constitutionality of certain legislative provisions conferring jurisdiction on the Court of Québec.
Represents insurers in defence against actions based on civil and professional liability.
Represented a corporation in injunctive proceedings to enjoin breach of contract inducement.
Represented a corporation in litigation involving the ownership of a navigable and floatable lake.
Represented a corporation in a contract dispute involving the Copyright Act and the Act respecting the Development of Quebec Firms in the Book Industry.
Represented hospitals and health & social services centres, as well as their employees, in the area of civil and professional liability.
Represented a federal and a provincial Crown corporation in defence against various class actions.
Represented on a pro bono, on two occasions, basis a not-for-profit organization in a constitutional law case involving physician-assisted dying.
- 2018 – Wearing a Hijab in Quebec Courtrooms
- 2018 – The Supreme Court Rules on the Duty to Consult First Nations During the Legislative Process
- 2018 – Not Just a “Beer Case” : The Supreme Court Confirms the Constitutionality of Certain Provincial Non-Tariff Trade Barriers
- 2017 – Cheque Fraud: In 5-4 Split, the SCC Upholds and Refines Existing Defences to Conversion Claims Under the Bills of Exchange Act
- 2018 – Véronique Roy and Sean Griffin Publish a Case Comment on Gun Control
- 2018 – Langlois’ 2018 Partners Are All Women
- 2017 – Medical Assistance in Dying: Langlois Represents Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) and the Association québécoise pour le droit de mourir dans la dignité (AQDMD)
- 2017 – Véronique Roy comments on a Court of Appeal decision on the distinction between defamatory statements and democratic debate
- 2017 – Véronique Roy publishes a case comment on a Quebec Superior Court decision on the freedom of expression of a journalist in an online opinion post
- 2014 – Eight New Lawyers Join Our Team
Co-author with Catherine Bourget, “Commentaire sur la décision Murray c. 9197-5748 Québec inc. – La Cour supérieure se penche sur une requête en désaveu et interprète la notion de piège dans le contexte d’un vol en hélicoptère : leçons à tirer” (Case comment on Murray v. 9197-5748 Québec Inc. – In its decision on a disavowal motion, the Superior Court interprets the concept of a trap in the context of a helicopter flight: lessons to be learned), in Repères, EYB2019REP2723, April 2019.
“Commentaire sur la décision El-Alloul c. Procureure générale du Québec – Le port du hijab devant les tribunaux : une question d’équilibre” (Case comment on El-Alloul v. Procureure générale du Québec – Wearing a hijab in Quebec courtrooms: a question of balance), in Repères, EYB2018REP2620, December 2018.
Co-author with Marie-Josée Hogue of an article on conventional arbitration (L’arbitrage conventionnel) in a collective work on alternative dispute resolution overseen by Professor Pierre-Claude Lafond entitled Régler autrement les différends, 2nd Edition, LexisNexis, 2018.
Co-author with Sean Griffin, “Commentaire sur la décision R. c. Comeau – La Cour suprême confirme le précédent de l’arrêt Gold Seal, 100 ans plus tard” (Case comment on R. v. Comeau – the Supreme Court confirms the Gold Seal precedent, 100 years on) in Repères, EYB2018REP2477, June 2018.
“Commentaire sur la décision Gendron c. Bourassa Chevrolet Buick GMC ltée – La Cour supérieure confirme l’existence d’un recours récursoire entre débiteurs in solidum” (Case comment on Gendron v. Bourassa Chevrolet Buick GMC ltée – the Superior Court confirms that a recursory action lies between joint and several debtors), in Repères, EYB2018REP2426, March 2018
Co-author with Sean Griffin of “Commentaire sur la décision Association canadienne pour les armes à feu c. Procureure générale du Québec – Un débat constitutionnel à plusieurs facettes : à qui revient le pouvoir de légiférer quant au contrôle des armes à feu ?” (Case comment on Association canadienne pour les armes à feu v. Procureure générale du Québec – A multi-facetted constitutional debate: which jurisdiction has the power to legislate on gun control?) in Repères, EYB2018REP2413, February 2018
“Commentaire sur la décision Lalande v. Dumais – Une limite à la liberté d’expression d’un élu: l’atteinte à la réputation de son propre conseiller municipal” (Case comment on Lalande v. Dumais – A limit on the freedom of expression of an elected official: reputational damage to his own municipal councillor) in La Référence, EYB2017REP2356, November 2017
“Commentaire sur la décision Séguin c. Pelletier – La frontière ténue entre le respect du débat démocratique et la diffamation” (Case comment on Séguin v. Pelletier – the fine line between democratic debate and defamation), in Repères, EYB2017REP2268, July 2017.
“Commentaire sur la décision Gauthier c. Salehabadi – La Cour supérieure réaffirme la liberté d’expression d’une journaliste dans le contexte d’un article d’opinion” (Case comment on Gauthier v. Salehabadi – The Superior Court reaffirms the freedom of expression of a journalist in the context of an opinion piece), in Repères, EYB2017REP2146, February 2017.
Co-author with Marie-Josée Hogue of an article on conventional arbitration (L’arbitrage conventionnel) in a collective work on alternative dispute resolution overseen by Professor Pierre-Claude Lafond entitled Régler autrement les différends, LexisNexis, 2015.
Co-author with Marie-Josée Hogue of an article on arbitration (Arbitrages) published in fascicule 27 of the loose-leaf publication JurisClasseur Québec –Procédure civile II, LexisNexis, from 2011 to 2017.
- 2019 – Insurance Law Seminar 2019
2005-2006; 2010-2018 – Administrator, Legal Information Clinic at McGill University
2013-2014 – Administrator, Quebec Association for the Right to Die with Dignity
Since 2017 – Member of the health committee of the FCCQ
Since 2017 – Member of the Association of Québec Women in Finance