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Eleni Yiannakis

Partner
514 934-7746
Assistant: Roxanne Rioux
514 935-4460 extension 238

Languages : French, English and Greek

Quebec Bar — 2000

Eleni’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, class actions, injunctions, contractual disputes, construction litigation and cases involving fraud. She represents a variety of clients including several large companies and municipalities in complex cases which include litigations in the aeronautics industry, class actions, litigations involving misappropriation of public funds and insolvency litigations. She has also been involved in several cases with media coverage.

She joined IMK in 2016 after practicing for over 15 years with a national firm. Eleni has also participated in many lengthy trials, during which she contributed her solid experience in case management.

She taught the course on obligations at Bar School from 2007 to 2018.

Representative work

City of Montreal and Law 26: Ville de Montréal in several files related to the recovery of misappropriated amounts in the context of collusion schemes.

Regroupement des citoyens du quartier St-Georges inc. v. Alcoa Canada Ltd.: Alcoa Canada Ltd. in a class action concerning allegations of contamination of soil and residences in the Baie-Comeau region.

Safran Landing Systems v. Bombardier: companies of the Safran group in a litigation against Bombardier in the aeronautics industry.

Turenne et al. v. FTQ-Construction: FTQ Construction in a class action instituted by workers and companies in the construction industry alleging losses suffered further to demonstrations that occurred in 2011.

Precisions S.F. Tech inc. v. RTI Claro and Arconic (now Howmet Aerospace): RTI Claro and Howmet Aerospace in a litigation against Précisions S.F. Tech in the aeronautics industry.

Centre québécois du droit de l’environnement v. Oléoduc Énergie Est Ltée: TransCanada in the context of an injunction sought by environmental groups to stop geotechnical work at Cacouna.

Sibiga v. Fido Solutions Inc.: Rogers in a class action on roaming charges.

Dimedia v. Renaud-Bray: Dimedia in an injunction action against Renaud-Bray for breach of contract.

Leblanc v. UPS: UPS in the context of a class action for brokerage fees.

8D Technologies v. SVLS: Bixi in the context of an injunction and action in damages for breach of contract.

Education

Certificate in Common Law, University of Toronto, 2000
LL.M. (Dean’s List), McGill University, 1999
LL.B., Université de Sherbrooke, 1996

Industry recognition

2020 LEXPERT (Consistently Recommended: Corporate Commercial)
2020 Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
2020 Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial, Construction, Dispute resolution)

2019 Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation)
2019 Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star: arbitration, litige commercial, construction, résolution de différends)

2018 Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial, Construction, Dispute resolution)

2017 Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star: Arbitration, Commercial, Construction, Dispute resolution)

Associations

Bar of Montreal
Canadian Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society

Professional activities

Vice-President, Internal Affairs and Secretary of the Hellenic Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal from 2014 to 2017

Teaching

Lecturer of the Obligations course load at the Quebec Bar School from 2007 to 2018

Recent publications

“Le défaut d’allégation”, with Raphaël Lescop, in Les objections à la preuve en droit Civil, LexisNexis Canada inc., 2015

“Communication préalable des pièces et extraits d’interrogatoire”, with Raphaël Lescop, in Les objections à la preuve en droit Civil, Lexis Nexis Canada inc., 2015

“Interdiction de scinder sa preuve”, with Raphaël Lescop, in Les objections à la preuve en droit Civil, Lexis Nexis Canada inc., 2015

“Paradise lost? Rethinking Quebec’s reputation as a haven for class actions” with Noah Boudreau, (2014), abridged version published on the Canadian Bar Association website and complete version published in the Canadian Class Action Review, 2014, Issue 9.2

“Dissolution et Liquidation des sociétés au Québec et au Canada”, (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015), Droit des sociétés, Encyclopédie Juriclasseur, LexisNexis.

“Le rappel d’un prêt à demande : une activité risquée!” with Christine Provencher, (February 2013), Repères (La Référence)

“The Consequences of the failure to publish a long-term lease versus the lessor’s right of ownership under Quebec law” with Luc Béliveau, (2005) Credit Banking and Litigation Journal, Vol. X, No.1

“Language, Culture and Interpretation: An Interview with Mr. Justice Michel Bastarache”, with Andrew Gray, (2000) 58 Revue de droit de l’Université de Toronto, 73

Speaking Engagements

The Canadian Bar Association, Quebec Branch, Class Action Litigation: Learning from the experts at IMK, McGill Faculty of Law, February 2019

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