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CarolineBiron, ASC

Caroline
Biron, ASC

Member of the Quebec Bar since 1992

Languages: French, English

Caroline Biron is a partner in the firm since 2003, who handles litigation files dealing with a great variety of issues of civil and commercial nature, notably as pertains to disputes involving corporations, their shareholders, commercial contracts, competition law, and class actions. Amongst others, she regularly represents defendants in class actions regarding price fixing alleged conspiracies. She has a solid expertise in matters of professional liability and directors’ and officers’ liability. She regularly defends various professionals in relation to disciplinary proceedings, and furthermore, has advised many directors and officers who must testify in the context of inquiries carried out by various regulatory bodies, notably the Autorité des marchés financiers.

She also acquired considerable experience in litigation involving financial institutions, oppression remedies and extraordinary remedies such as injunctions. She has also represented the interests of various parties in the context of defamation suits and lawsuits and injunctions in connection with advertising.

Mtre. Biron handles commercial arbitrations and provides advice to clients in relation to dispute settlements.

She has represented her clients before all Quebec and federal tribunals as well as regulatory bodies.

   

// REPRESENTATIVE MANDATES

Legal counsel for Navigant Consulting LJ Inc. in two motions by Pharmaprix Inc. and the Quebec Pharmacists operating under its banner seeking to obtain by way of a safeguard order the stay of an administrative inquiry of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) on the basis of an alleged conflict of interests and the alleged communication of privileged information by its forensic accountants, Navigant Consulting LJ Inc.  These motions were rejected by the Honourable Brian Riordan, j.c.s., on July 7, 2014 and his decision was confirmed by the Court of Appeal of Quebec on October 22, 2014.

Legal counsel for BPO Properties in the attempt by a group of minority shareholders to postpone the annual general meeting.

Legal counsel for a CVTech Group minority shareholder in the attempt to replace its Board of Directors.

Legal counsel for several officers of public issuers in the context of inquiries carried out by the Autorité des marchés financiers of suspicious transactions or of the adequacy of the continuous disclosure.

Legal counsel for a majority shareholder of a major Canadian telecommunications corporation in a litigation following a hostile takeover bid by another major Canadian corporation.

Legal counsel for a group of minority shareholders in the context of the privatization of a major Quebec corporation.

Litigation legal counsel for Canadian and European corporations in relation to motions for authorization to institute class actions based on conspiracy allegations of fixing prices and dividing markets in the province of Quebec.

// PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

Mtre. Biron teaches Civil Evidence at the École du Barreau since 2014.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Quebec Bar
Canadian Bar Association
International Association of Lawyers
Association des diplômés en droit de l’Université de Montréal (ADDUM)
Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM)

OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
Board of Directors of the Ballets Jazz de Montreal
Governor of the Quebec Bar
Governor of Les Amis de la Montagne
Board of Directors Executive Committee of the Fondation du Théâtre du Nouveau Monde
Board of Directors of the Fondation du Théâtre du Nouveau Monde
Membership Committee of the Mount Bruno Country Club
Member of the Organizing Committee of the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation’s Annual Cachou Invitational Golf Tournament since 2016

 

 

 

// EDUCATION

1990        Université de Montréal , Faculty of Law
Bachelor in Law (LL.B.)

// PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Risk Management Seminar – Point of View of Litigation Lawyer, Caroline Biron, AICA Services Inc. Conference, Montreal, May 10, 2012.

Recent Developments in Brokers’ Liability in Canada, Caroline Biron, The 2011 Annual Review of Civil Litigation, (Toronto: Carswell), 2011.

Revue jurisprudentielle des décisions importantes en matière de litiges commerciaux, Caroline Biron, Canadian Bar Association (Quebec) Conference, Montreal, February 9, 2011.

The Certification of Class Actions in Canada, Caroline Biron, The 2006 Annual Review of Civil Litigation, (Toronto: Carswell), 2006.

// DISTINCTIONS

Ranked by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a « Repeatedly Recommended » individual in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation, as well as Professional Liability.

Recognised as a “Litigation Star” in the 2017 Benchmark Litigation publication.