Managing Partner
Bar of Quebec - 1998
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Professional experience

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With over 25 years of experience in commercial litigation, Dominique is equally at ease in disputes involving the most complex legal issues as she is in advising businesses and public organizations. Recognized for her remarkable ability to lead large-scale files and coordinate large teams, she understands the importance of listening to her clients in order to develop effective strategies that truly line up with their business reality and take media coverage and public relations into consideration.

Dominique is a seasoned litigator who has over the years developed an extensive expertise in administrative law, employment law (including internal investigations and governance), construction law, class actions, and with respect to extraordinary measures, including seizures and injunctions. She is also regularly appointed by the courts to act as an independent supervising lawyer in the context of Anton Piller orders, particularly in complex fraud cases involving cryptocurrency.

Dominique’s reputation is well established. She is often called upon to represent major private and public corporations, executives and public figures. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, she is regularly recognized by Chambers, Best Lawyers and Benchmark, while serving as the firm’s managing partner.

Committed to ensuring the firm’s growth by ensuring that its members excel in all legal spheres, Dominique acts as a mentor to her colleagues. She is also invested in the wider legal community in order to promote diversity and inclusion, values that are dear to her.

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Dominique Ménard often emphasizes the legal aspects of smoking regulations, supporting policies that protect non-smokers and create healthier public spaces. Her proactive approach reflects a broader societal shift towards recognizing the importance of clean air and reducing the impact of smoking-related illnesses.

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Representative work

  • Represented Hydro-Québec for more than fifteen years in a number of cases, including a class action by electricity consumers claiming more than a billion dollars, and several multi-million-dollar disputes with contractors, including a litigation worth over $110 million with the general contractor of the Eastmain power station.

  • She also represented Hydro-Québec before the Supreme Court of Canada in the appeal of a Superior Court ruling on the interpretation of a 1926 electricity supply contract and worked alongside the corporation in-house team in representing Hydro-Québec before the Régie de l’énergie in connection with the smart metering project.

  • Represented Suez (now Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions) for many years in litigation against clients (City of Montréal and City of Shawinigan) involving liability and design issues.

  • Extraordinary recourses: Obtaining and executing Anton Piller (civil search), Mareva (asset freeze) and Norwich (disclosure of in information) in the context of fraud-related matters. Court-appointed independent supervising counsel to oversee the enforcement of Anton Piller-type orders.

  • Representation of clients to obtain or set aside various extraordinary measures, including provisional injunctions, safeguard orders, seizure claims, pre-judgment seizures (including of technological data), stays and other measures suspending recourse.

  • Represented the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec, notably before the Court of Appeal, in a major fraud case involving the use of various technological means. This case led to several judicial decisions dealing with the principles applicable to Anton Piller, Mareva and Norwich injunctions.

  • Representation of employers and employees – as plaintiffs and as defendants – in the context of injunctions involving the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation clauses.

  • Represented Cardinal Marc Ouellet in the context of an action for defamation.

  • Represented the former director of the Sûreté du Québec, Mr. Martin Prud’homme, in the context of judicial review proceedings against the Québec government’s decision to terminate his tenure.

  • Representation of a school board in the face of a challenge to a redistribution of territory by a group of parents through a judicial appeal.

  • Representation of the Director of Youth Protection of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) des Laurentides in proceedings against a group of parents from a religious community in the context of a dispute relating to children’s right to education and to freedom of religion.

  • Representation of healthcare personnel placement agencies in a challenge to the conditions of the call for tenders established by the government, and in the context of a legal challenge by way of judicial appeal.

  • Representation of numerous executives and senior managers against their former employers in dismissals and investigations.

  • Represented Imagix imagerie médicale (Biron) in judicial review proceedings against the Régie de l’assurance-maladie du Québec.

  • Provides strategic and legal advice on health law issues in the day-to-day activities of several players in the health field (public and private entities). For over twelve years, she has advised Urgence-Santé on the revision of their internal policies and their call for proposals.

  • Representation of heirs and executors in estate litigation, including motions for removal of executor, contestation of will and injunction.

  • Represented General Electric Railcar Services Corp (GERSCO) in the motion for authorization to institute a class action presented by the victims of the Lac-Mégantic train derailment, as well as in the Canadian Creditors’ Arrangement Act proceedings of Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada Co. that led to a global settlement of this litigation.

  • Represented Canadian Royalties Inc. in $70 million proceedings instituted against several professional firms after the collapse of a pier. This complex construction law case concerned the liability of the various professionals involved and required a complete grasp of applicable environmental regulations.

  • Representation of corporations’ directors and of minority or majority shareholders in the context of oppression recourses and of director liability proceedings.

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Dominique is a regular guest speaker.

« The Post-Pandemic Legal Workplace », The Advocates’ Society, Fall Convention, Punta Mita, November 2023.

Co-chair of The Advocates’ Society Symposium for Women (2022).

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The Mareva Injunction in the Age of Cryptocurrencies
22 February 2022
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Admission to the bar

  • Barreau du Québec – 1998
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  • LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 1997
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Awards and recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada – Since 2023
  • Top 100 Women in Litigation, Benchmark Litigation Canada – since 2022
  • Chambers Canada (Commercial Ltigation) – since 2020
  • Benchmark Canada “Litigation Star” (Commercial litigation)
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow) (2019)
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  • Bar of Québec
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers