Member of the Quebec Bar since 2014
Languages: French, English
Alexandre Furino is a Partner at the firm, with a diversified practice, revolving around civil and commercial litigation, as well as arbitration. He leads, amongst others, large-scale professional and D&O liability cases, contractual disputes, competition and construction litigation matters. Alexandre advises and represents our clients in complex and sensitive business matters, as well as in injunction cases, both as counsel for plaintiffs and defendants. As a litigator, he has defended their interests before all levels of Quebec courts and before several arbitration and administrative tribunals.
Alexandre possesses specific expertise in disputes related to construction and real estate law. He has acted and currently acts in various high-stakes complex litigation matters, notably in the context of public-private partnerships, construction projects, as well as in the field of divided co-ownership (condominiums), where he represents the Syndicate of co-ownership or co-owners, developers, constructors or other actors.
Alexandre is also an accredited mediator by the Quebec Bar, in civil, commercial and employment matters.
The primary objective of Alexandre's approach is to maximize results and ensure effective dispute resolution, regardless of the dispute.
Construction G.M.R. inc. v. Michon, 2017 QCCS 5081 and Michon v. Dallaire, 2019 QCCA 554
Successfully obtained the dismissal, in first instance and on appeal, of an action in warranty and the related principal action, launched against our firm’s clients, Développement Rescom and its administrator, real estate developers.
Syndicat demandeur dans Syndicat des copropriétaires de Vue phase I et II v. Développement Vue phase I inc., 2020 QCCS 2148
Successfully obtained a precedent-setting award for damages of approximately $3,000,000, to resolve defects affecting the building, and compensate other damages for the Syndicate and for 126 co-owners personally, plus legal fees, legal interest and additional indemnity.
6169970 Canada inc. v. Syndicat Rosa Nova, 2021 QCCS 1728
Successfully obtained a precedent-setting judgment for a declaration of nullity and a damage award in relation to decisions taken by two syndicates of co-ownership in a multi-phase project, for the benefit of our clients, developers for the project.
Kougemitros v. Investissement St-Rémi, 2022 QCCS 1028
Successfully obtained three declarations of abuse, the quashing of a seizure before judgment and the dismissal of the whole claim on presentation of a Motion to dismiss, in relation to a lawsuit instituted against our client Investissement St-Rémi by one of its partners.
Bell Canada v. Vidéotron S.E.N.C., C.S.M: 500-17-087821-156
Successfully defended a Motion for a provisional interlocutory injunction presented by Bell Canada to force Vidéotron to cease the diffusion of publicities that were namely aired during the 2015 National Hockey League playoffs.
Representation, in the context of arbitration, of a multinational company involved in an important construction project for infrastructures in Quebec.
Representation of an important consortium for public and private construction projects in Quebec, namely in the context of arbitration.
4519922 Canada Inc. (Re), Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) docket no.CV-1410791-00CL
Member of the team formed by the firm for the representation of Chrysler Canada Inc. in the major professional liability suit against Coopers & Lybrand, in the context of the Castor Holdings saga.
9209-6601 Québec Inc. v. REP Solution Interactive Inc., Cour fédérale, Dossier: T-2060-19
Represented REP Solution Interactive Inc. in a Federal Court proceeding in which Plaintiff sought to annul and invalidate our client’s registered trademark and to obtain injunctive relief and damages.
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, License in Civil Law (LL.L.), 2011
- Obtained Licence in Civil Law (LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section with honors: Magna cum laude
- Member of the Dean’s Merit List 2010-2011 from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
- Member of the Dean’s Merit List 2009-2010 from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, National Program: Juris Doctor (JD), 2012
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS
- McGill University, Lecturer, Law for Architects and Engineers (since 2021)
- Quebec Bar
- Young Bar Association of Montreal
- Canadian Bar Association
- Member of the Advocate’s Society
PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
Alexandre Baril-Furino and Sebastian L. Pyzik. “An Effective Dispute Prevention and Resolution Process is Key in Complex Infrastructure Projects”. Lexpert Newsletter dated July 8, 2022, available here.
Alexandre Baril-Furino “Chronique –Rappel des effets potentiellement drastiques de la remise ou quittance à un débiteur solidaire”, in the Bulletin Droit immobilier En bref, No 72 – April 2019, and in Repères, EYB2019REP2750, May 2019.
Alexandre Baril-Furino and Charbel Abi-Saad Case Comment on Hammaker c. Tariant – “L'impasse au sein d'une petite copropriété : des questions de droit concernant la gestion et le fonctionnement interne du syndicat”, in Repères, EYB2019REP2693, February 2019.
Alexandre Baril-Furino and Annike Flomen “Chronique – La redistribution des risques en matière de partenariats public-privé : l’immunité d’État, un facteur à ne pas négliger” in the Bulletin Droit immobilier En bref, No 67 – October 2018, and in Repères, EYB2018REP2595, October 2018.
Alexandre Baril-Furino “Chronique – L'achat de condos neufs et usagés : deux univers parallèles”, in the Bulletin Droit immobilier En bref, No 59 – January 2018, and in Repères, EYB2018REP2391, January 2018.
Alexandre Baril-Furino Case comment on Syndicat des copropriétaires Les Condominiums du palais v. Bernatchez – L'éclairage de la Cour d'appel sur l'action en révision prévue à l'article 1068 C.c.Q, in Repères, EYB2017REP2153, March 2017.
Alexandre Baril-Furino “Chronique – Insonorisation supérieure : Qu’est-ce qu’on vous vend ?”, in the Bulletin Droit immobilier En bref, No 46 – September 2016, and in Repères, EYB2016REP2042, October 2016.
Alexandre Paul-Hus and Alexandre Baril-Furino Case comment on Fortier c. Québec (Procureure générale) – “L'abus de l'employeur dans l'exercice d'un congédiement : la fin de l'impunité”, in Repères, EYB2015REP1815, November 2015.