On January 1st, 2016, a hundred years after its foundation, Langlois Kronström Desjardins (LKD) became Langlois lawyers, LLP. Rooted in a distinguished past and geared for the future, our new brand identity is a faithful reflection of who we are. Langlois lawyers is a full-service firm at the cutting edge of the law, focused on what is truly essential: legal services of the highest quality, passion for the profession, and superlative client service.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Class Actions: Because class actions are often national or international in scope, we take preemptive action to minimize risk. With extensive experience in complex litigation, our professionals stay on the cutting edge of developments. We represent clients in class proceedings involving insurance, financial products, pharmaceuticals, manufacturers and pension plans.
Commercial Litigation: Because corporations today are faced with a larger and stricter set of management standards, Langlois lawyers raises the bar for its clients. Dealing with such issues as shareholder conflicts, corporate governance and directors’ liability, we have mastered the art of managing large-scale complex litigation files.
Competition Litigation: Our experience in the airline, automobile, transportation, retail and e-commerce industries means that we represent businesses that operate both locally and globally. Our professionals have expertise in lawsuits and class actions involving allegations of anti-competitive behaviour and stay up to date on investigations and proceedings initiated by the Competition Bureau of Canada.
Construction Law: Our construction experts act for claimants and defendants in matters such as defects in design or construction, additional work, claims, surety bonds, calls for tenders, BSDQ (depository for bids) and legal hypothecs under the Civil Code of Québec. At any given stage of a project, lawyers offer outstanding guidance to professionals in the construction sector.
Extraordinary Measures: Our team of litigators are often called upon to act in urgent matters and apply for extraordinary recourses such as injunctions, seizures, Anton Piller orders, Mareva injunctions and Norwich orders. Our expertise in this field is often sought out by other law firms to have us act as independent supervising lawyers, and even by the court, to act as amicus curiae
Insurance Litigation: Our insurance law team is widely recognized in litigation relating to insurance products, their distribution and registration. Higher solvency requirements and a more demanding regulatory framework make strategic legal advice highly sought after in this industry. We leverage our industry knowledge to uphold our clients’ interests effectively.
Securities Litigation: Our litigation team represents clients in all matters relating to the investment sector. We frequently appear before the Securities Exchange Commission, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Commerce (IIROC), the Canadian Association of Mutual Fund Dealers and at all levels of the courts, including courts of appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Technology Litigation: Langlois lawyers is a member of Lexing, the first international network of lawyers specialized in technology law. The lawyers and trademark agents in our technology law group are specialists in the realm of IT governance and regulatory compliance. Langlois lawyers advises its clientele on electronic commerce, the development and implementation of computer systems and applications, in the form of licences or service contracts.
Administrative Law: We provide representation before civil and administrative tribunals and public service boards, Charter of Rights and Freedoms and human rights litigation, legal & constitutional challenges to laws and regulations, injunctions, writs of mandamus and evocations & recourses in judicial review.
Business Law: We cover all legal aspects of the activities of small, medium and large businesses in the private, public and para-public sectors, including the organization, dissolution and liquidation of corporations, mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, public offerings & securities, and international business transactions. The firm has particular expertise in financial restructuring and insolvency related matters.
Employment & Labour Law: Our team of over 25 legal professionals form the largest employment & labour law group in the province of Québec and is active in all areas of the practice including employment contracts, negotiation of collective agreements, dismissals and disciplinary measures, occupational health and safety, benefits and pension funds, and labour conflicts.
Maritime Law: We have 80 years of experience in this field, covering ship acquisition, operation and financing, hull and P&I insurance, collision, salvage, general average, and all aspects of admiralty law. We have also been involved in marine environmental issues and in the energy sector, including the supply and marine transportation of oil & gas resources.
Public and Private Real Estate Law: Our fields of practice include real estate law, urban planning, construction, environmental law, real estate assessment, and municipal taxation and expropriation. We encourage creativity yet, like our clients, we have both feet firmly on the ground.
Our experts write prolifically on critical business issues and key regulations, to provide our clients and contacts with the latest news, effective insights and solutions. Their contributions can be read in external publications and in our firm’s e-newsletters.
We strive on providing excellence in everything we do, from legal advice to acting as business advisors. We are known to value and respect our clients and to maintain a strong relationship with all of them. Teaming up with our clients and maintaining an open and honest rapport is the number one ingredient in achieving common success. Our ethical standards and thoroughness have positioned our firm as a leader in the field.