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Developers’ loss of control over the syndicate of co-owners (condominium association)

This article first appeared in French in the Spring 2020 edition of the Copropriété Plus magazine.

Are you a real estate developer building condominiums? If so, this article may be of interest to you.

The legal provisions aimed at ending the real estate developer’s control over the syndicate of co-owners are designed to ensure the smooth handover of decision-making power from a building’s developer to its new owners. The developer’s management of the building, which is geared toward construction and sale, is to be replaced by the regular operation of a condominium under the control of its co-owners.

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Looking to the future: best practices and strategies for litigation and dispute resolution post-COVID-19

As our economy takes its first steps toward reopening and we look ahead to the post-COVID-19 world, many companies are grappling with the fallout of the various defaults or breaches of contract they have experienced during the crisis. While much has been written about “force majeure” and what companies should do if they are unable to meet their obligations because of the crisis, less has been said about the situation of the party on the receiving end of the default, who often suffers losses and significant set backs of their own as a result.

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Press Releases

Canadian Law Awards 2020

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in two prestigious categories of the first edition of the Canadian Law Awards: Québec Law Firm of the Year – Langlois lawyers and Litigator of the Year – Sean Griffin.

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Benchmark Litigation Canada 2020

Langlois lawyers is pleased to announce that Benchmark Litigation Canada 2020 Edition rankings recognized our firm’s Litigation Group as being “Highly Recommended” in Quebec In addition, this year, 29 of our lawyers are named in Benchmark’s annual list of the country’s best litigators. 27 of them are recognized as litigation stars and 7 as future stars of litigation.

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Representative Work

Victory for Langlois in an environmental class action

Langlois lawyers successfully represented their client, Compagnie d’Arrimage de Québec (“CAQ”), a Quebec City company specializing in handling solid bulk cargo, in a class action regarding neighbourhood disturbances related to dust. A group of Limoilou residents was suing the CAQ and the Québec Port Authority for more than $350 million in compensatory and punitive damages, as well as a permanent injunction to change their operations.

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Langlois Acts for Victoriaville & Co. in an Important Acquisition

Langlois lawyers acted as lead counsel for Victoriaville & Co., one of the largest wood casket manufacturer in North America, in its acquisition of all the shares of Alliance St-Laurent Casket Corporation, a subsidiary of Matthews International Corporation (NASDAQ: MATW), based in Edmundston, New Brunswick.

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