Canada Québec Employment & Labour
Rankings overview for Departments
- Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP 1 Years Ranked
- Stikeman Elliott LLP 8 Years Ranked
- Loranger Marcoux, avocats
- Catherine Biron Langlois Lawyers, LLP3 Years Ranked
- Corrado De Stefano Borden Ladner Gervais LLP4 Years Ranked
- Daniel Leduc Norton Rose Fulbright1 Years Ranked
- Dominique L'Heureux Fasken2 Years Ranked
- Frédéric Massé Borden Ladner Gervais LLP4 Years Ranked
- Gilles Rancourt Norton Rose Fulbright2 Years Ranked
- Natalie Bussière Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP8 Years Ranked
- Patrick Essiminy Stikeman Elliott LLP6 Years Ranked
- Patrick L Benaroche Stikeman Elliott LLP3 Years Ranked
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All Departments profiles
1Borden Ladner Gervais LLPEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years RankedBorden Ladner Gervais has a market-leading labour and employment practice in Montréal that is noted for its impressive dispute resolution capabilities. The team assists clients with the full suite of employment and labour issues, with noted capabilities in workplace human rights claims, wrongful dismissal disputes, collective bargaining and occupational health and safety matters. It acts on behalf of both public and private entities from a range of industries, including retail, construction, healthcare and education. The group is also recommended for its expertise in immigration, pensions and benefits. It remains highly distinguished for acting as employment counsel for indigenous communities across Québec, and is further highlighted for its deep understanding of federally regulated industries. 1FaskenEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years RankedFasken is a distinguished national law firm with a significant profile for employment and labour law in Québec. The team offers depth and breadth of expertise in a broad array of labour, employment and human rights matters, including collective bargaining, union grievances, termination disputes and labour standards issues. The lawyers act for a range of national and international companies operating in both provincially and federally regulated settings, as well as advising on international labour law. The team also represents significant Québec-based employers, including the provincial government, and offers notable expertise in construction labour relations. The law firm offers services out of both Montréal and Québec City.
2Langlois Lawyers, LLPEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 2 | 6 Years RankedLanglois Lawyers is a respected law firm with a well-established employment and labour practice across Montréal and Québec City. The practice is experienced working on a range of both contentious and non-contentious matters such as collective agreement negotiations, dismissals, harassment and discrimination claims as well as labour disputes. The team is further equipped to advise on pensions and benefits, and has an especially notable presence in the education sector where it capably advises on strikes and individual dismissals. Clients include high-profile corporates, individual executives, municipalities and professional associations. 2Lavery, de BillyEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years RankedLavery, de Billy operates a well-respected employment and labour practice with a strong regional footprint, comprising team members based in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières. The firm offers advice on a range of matters, such as union certification, collective bargaining and employment litigation as well as providing guidance on workplace human rights and health and safety matters. Its client roster features public bodies as well as local, national and international companies operating across various sectors, including healthcare, infrastructure, entertainment and transport. The team is a popular choice for referral work and has the capacity to represent both provincially and federally regulated employers. Its lawyers frequently act on constitutional issues, most significantly relating to federal versus provincial employment regulation. 2McCarthy Tétrault LLPEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years RankedMcCarthy Tétrault operates an esteemed labour and employment practice that leverages its significant national network to assist with a diverse array of matters in Québec, such as collective agreements, dismissals and grievance cases. The team also advises on occupational health and safety and on employment issues arising from reorganisations, acquisitions and outsourcing transactions. It often represents federal clients in provincial matters, most significantly in high-profile collective bargaining negotiations. The firm is noted for its experience in employment arbitration and its stalwart litigation practice. It offers services out of Montréal and Québec City. 2Norton Rose FulbrightEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years RankedNorton Rose Fulbright possesses an excellent labour and employment practice that combines the firm's strength in Montréal and Québec City with a robust global offering. It combines broad expertise in both contentious and non-contentious employment and labour law, routinely assisting clients with employment litigation and labour arbitration, as well as collective bargaining, non-unionised mandates and workplace health and safety issues. The team represents provincial, national and international employers in both the public and private sectors in a wide variety of high-profile matters, including advising on the employment and labour law aspects of multi-jurisdictional corporate reorganisations, mergers and acquisitions. It has an especially noteworthy practice in the aviation sector. The department's broad industry expertise also spans manufacturing, financial services, defence and natural resources.
3Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLPEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 3 | 1 Years RankedBlake, Cassels & Graydon enters the rankings this year and routinely advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. The team additionally handles employee transfers, pension plan and work-related accidents matters. The lawyers are well versed in employment disputes, including wrongful dismissal claims. 3Stikeman Elliott LLPEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years RankedStikeman Elliott offers a full-service employment and labour team based in Montréal. The firm is experienced in representing clients in collective bargaining and at all levels of the federal and provincial courts. It advises on a range of matters, including occupational health and safety, employee privacy, non-compete issues, human rights and the dismissal of senior executives. The team is strong in acting as general counsel to major national clients for human resource operations. Its lawyers have considerable experience acting for international corporations and are frequently called upon to provide guidance on the employment aspects of major corporate transactions. The firm's expertise cuts across sectors, including financial services, retail and real estate.
- Loranger Marcoux, avocatsEmployment & Labour2023 | Band 3