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Olivier Fraticelli

Lawyer


Bar of Québec – 1985
Bar of Paris – 1981


Biography

Mr. Fraticelli started his career in Québec in 1985, having been a member of the Paris Bar since in 1981. He joined LCM Attorneys Inc. in 2017, after more than twenty years at Fraticelli Provost, a boutique litigation firm that he had founded in 1996 and of which he was one of the principal partners. Since the beginning of his career, he has focused his practice on litigation, and more particularly on advising and representing clients in the fileds of professional liability, construction law, insurance law, civil liability and product liability.

He is, and has been for several years, identified by « LEXPERT » magazine as one of the best lawyers in the field of professional liability and insurance law. He was chosen by his peers as lawyer of the year in the field of construction law in the 2015 edition of « The Best Lawyers in Canada ».

As a member of both the Paris Bar and the Quebec Bar, he often represents French individuals and corporations in relation to their activities in Quebec.


Representative work

Me Fraticelli a été impliqué dans de nombreux dossiers d’envergure de même que dans plusieurs centaines de litiges reliés aux domaines de la construction et de la responsabilité professionnelle des architectes, ingénieurs et comptables-agréés, ainsi qu’en droit de l’environnement.

Il a également plaidé de nombreuses affaires liées à ces matières, ayant agi à titre d’avocat principal dans des procès de très longue durée aux enjeux économiques importants:

• Procès de plus de six mois concernant la construction d’un tunnel sous l’autoroute 20 à Québec;

• Procès de plus de six mois dans un litige de plus de 20 millions $ concernant l’agrandissement de l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont et impliquant plusieurs parties et de nombreux experts;

• Plusieurs procès portant sur des questions environnementales suite à un déversement de produits pétroliers ou à des infractions à la Loi sur la qualité de l’environnement dans le cadre de travaux de réfections de ponts;

• Nombreux procès visant la responsabilité professionnelle de grandes firmes d’ingénierie et d’architecture;

• Avocat-conseil dans un litige actuellement pendant devant les tribunaux mettant en cause la responsabilité d’un manufacturier et représentant plusieurs centaines de millions de dollars

Conferences and publications

Mr. Fraticelli has given many conferences and has taught many courses to members of the Quebec professional order of architects (Ordre des architectes du Québec) on the issue of architect liability before, during and after construction.


Education

LL.L., University of Ottawa, 1984

Masters in comparative law program, McGill University, 1981

Masters of law, Université de Nice (France), 1980

Bachelor of Law, Université de Nice (France), 1978


Awards and recognition

Recognized for many years in the Canadian legal directory LEXPERT for his expertise in the fields of insurance law, professional liability and construction law.

Lawyer of the year 2015 in construction law in Montreal (The Best Lawyers in Canada)

Professional associations

Québec Bar

Canadian Bar Association

Paris Bar