Languages : French and English
Quebec Bar — 1997
Sophie joined IMK in 2000. Over the past 20 years, she has conducted many lengthy trials before the Superior Court, as well as pleading on several occasions before the Quebec Court of Appeal. She has represented clients in cases with media coverage and complex litigation in securities, construction law, real estate law and mining law.
She acts for large corporations as well as individuals alike. Her areas of practice cover contractual disputes, directors’ liability and disciplinary law. Sophie has handled demanding cases in terms of duration, scope, novel issues and technical and scientific aspects. She has participated in commercial arbitration. She has all the while accumulated many years of experience as a director and corporate secretary for non-profit organizations.
Ressources Strateco Inc. v. Attorney General of Québec: Ressources Strateco Inc. in the context of an action for $200 million in damages against the Gouvernement du Québec for recovery of its investment losses following the refusal of the Minister of Environment to issue an advanced exploration certificate and following a moratorium.
Buesco Construction Inc. v. Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont: Buesco in the context of a 70-day trial before the Superior Court, and the Quebec Court of Appeal, following the abusive cancellation of its construction contract by HMR.
AbitibiBowater Inc. et RFP Acquisition Inc. v. Fibrek: Mercer International Inc. concerning the takeover bid for shares of Fibrek and its private placement for different bodies, from the Bureau de révision to the Quebec Court of Appeal.
Léger v. Garage Technology Inc.: Léger, the founder of an emerging company, in the context of an oppression remedy against an investment fund and its directors.
5100 Sherbrooke Commercial Trust v. Au Vieux Duluth Restaurants Inc.: Au Vieux Duluth Restaurants Inc. in defence to an action in damages by a landlord and as cross-plaintiff for abusive exercise of a right.
Beaudoin v. Business Development Bank of Canada: Beaudoin, former President of BDC, in a long trial covered by the media, petitioning for homologation of a transaction entered into upon termination of his employment and in defence in an action in damages.
Sulitzer v. Jacobson: Jacobson in a case involving a complex trust that had been established in Quebec and a multi-million dollar claim brought by a prominent French author.
Rosso v. Autorité des marchés financiers: Autorité des marchés financiers in the context of a motion for authorization to institute a class action on account of group savings representatives who claimed to have suffered damages in the Norbourg case.
LL.B., Université de Montréal (Dean’s List), 1996
Canadian Bar Association
Member of the Liaison Committee with the Superior Court, Commercial Division, from September 2015 to date
Member of the Executive Committee of the Construction Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch, from 2014 to date
Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation: member of the Board of Directors from 2007 to date, Corporate Secretary from 2008 to date and Chair of the Governance Committee from 2012 to 2014
McGill University Health Centre Foundation: member of the Board of Directors from 2015 to date and Corporate Secretary from 2015 to date
Maison du Père: member of the Board of Directors from 2004 to November 2016 and Corporate Secretary from 2005 to November 2016
Member of the Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary of the Association des parents de Mont-Royal Inc., from September 2014 to September 2016