Renée-Maude Vachon

Lawyer, Partner - Quebec City

Québec Bar 2008
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Renée-Maude Vachon practices in the firm’s insurance law department. Her area of expertise is general civil liability and professional liability, primarily in the fields of real estate and construction. 

She advises her clients regarding the appropriate strategy to adopt in litigious matters and represents them before the courts. She pays particular attention to the specific needs of each individual client. 

She is actively involved in the legal community and has written several articles on subjects related to her area of practice.

Renée-Maude practises law in English and in French.

Publications

Articles

News

Video

Other Publications

“L’interprétation des polices d’assurance en 2018” (The interpretation of insurance policies in 2018), Développements récents en droit des assurances, Barreau du Québec, Éditions Yvon Blais, volume 451, 2018

“Le privilège relatif au litige: la protection du processus judiciaire” (The litigation privilege: protecting the judicial process), in collaboration with Valérie Lemaire, Assurance de dommages – Troisième Colloque, Éditions Yvon Blais, volume 26, 2017 (La Collection Blais)

“Commentaire sur la décision Lizotte c. Aviva, Compagnie d’assurances du Canada – La portée du privilège relatif au litige : la Cour suprême a tranché” (Case comment on the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Lizotte v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada on the scope of the litigation privilege), Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montreal, January 2017, EYB2017REP2118

“Chronique – Les conséquences défavorables pour l’assuré inactif : la perte du bénéfice de l’assurance” (Negative Consequences for Unresponsive Insured: Loss of Benefit of Insurance) coauthored with Samuel Gagnon, Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montreal, September 2016, EYB2016REP2038

“Commentaire sur la décision Compagnie d’assurances Chartis c. SCE Électrique inc. – Le défaut de collaboration de l’assuré n’affecte pas le recours subrogatoire de son assureur“ (Case comment on Compagnie d’assurances Chartis v. SCE Électrique Inc. – the insured’s failure to cooperate does not affect the subrogatory right of action of the insured), co-authored with Catherine Bourget, Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montreal, July 2016, EYB2016REP1982

Case comment on the decision Lizotte v. Aviva, Compagnie d’assurances du Canada – “L’opposabilité du privilège relatif au litige et du secret professionnel au droit d’enquête du syndic”

“The Limit to the Insurer’s Subrogatory Action Against the Manufacturer”, co-authored with Vincent de l’Étoile, Canadian Insurance Law Reporter, March 2015, No. 771, Wolters Kluwer CCH, 2015, p. 1

“Décisions récentes en matière d’acceptation des risques et de clauses d’exonération de responsabilité”, Éditions Yvon Blais, June 2014

“L’irrecevabilité du recours des suites d’une quittance donnée à un codébiteur solidaire ou in solidum : un risque pour le demandeur?”, Éditions Yvon Blais, En bref, September 2013

“Le droit québécois s’adapte aux réseaux sociaux”, by Renée-Maude Vachon-Therrien and Mathieu Fournier, Éditions Yvon Blais, En bref, July 2013

Case comment on the decision Loranger v. Lloyd’s Canada, compagnie d’assurances – “Les antécédents criminels en matière d’assurance habitation”

Case comment on the decision Chamouri v. Financière Manuvie – “L’attentat et le bénéficiaire”

Case comment on the decision Transamerica Vie Canada v. Cadrin – “L’interprétation de la notion d’invalidité totale au sens de la police d’assurance”

Case comment on the decision L.S. v. Axa Assurances Inc. – “La croyance réelle de l’assuré quant à son état de santé” (What the Insured Really Believes About His or Her State of Health)

Comment on the decision Jarry v. Industrielle Alliance, assurance auto et habitation inc. – “L’acceptation du risque moral lié aux activités illicites de l’assuré” (Acceptance of the Moral Risk Associated With the Illicit Activities of the Insured)

Case comment on the decision Gagnon v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America – “Mise en garde pour l’assureur en assurance invalidité” (A Warning for Disability Insurers) 

Events

Langlois Knowledge

Others

2017 – “Le privilège relatif au litige: la protection du processus judiciaire” (The litigation privilege: protecting the judicial process), in collaboration with Valérie Lemaire, Assurance de dommages – Troisième Colloque, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal

2015 – “La portée de l’obligation de bonne foi de l’assureur dans le traitement des réclamations” (The Scope of the Insurer’s Duty to Act in Good Faith in the Handling of Claims), in collaboration with Valérie Lemaire, Assurance de dommages – Deuxième Colloque, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal

Involvement

Since 2012 – Actor in the fundraising performance of Les Mécènes at the Trident Theatre of the Grand Théâtre de Québec

2018 to present – Member of the board of directors of the Cégep de Limoilou college foundation

2017 to present – Lecturer on Obligations at Quebec Bar School

2014 to present – Member of the planned-giving advisory board of the Quebec City University Health Centre

2016 to present – Member of Laval University’s Discipline Committee

Professional Associations

2017 to present – Member of the Illegal Practice of Law Committee of the Quebec City Bar

2014-2015 – Liaison committee of the Quebec City Bar with the Court of Québec

2014-2015 – 2nd Vice-President, Jeune Barreau de Québec

2013-2014 – Quebec City Bar committee on work-life balance

2012-2015 – Member of the Board of directors, Jeune Barreau de Québec

2012-2013 – Quebec City Bar committee on services to the public

2008-2010 – Member of AFAQ

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