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Eleni Yiannakis

514 934-7746
Roxanne Rioux
514 935-4460 extension 238

Languages : French, English and Greek

Quebec Bar — 2000

Eleni joined IMK in 2016 after practicing for over 15 years with a national firm. Her vast experience includes complex cases that necessitated major document production. She has participated in many lengthy trials, during which she contributed her solid experience in case management.

Her specialties include class actions, injunctions, contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and remedies in case of abuse. She has been involved in several cases with media coverage. She has taught the course on obligations at Bar School since 2007.

Representative work

Arrangement concerning Investissements Hexagone: the City of Montreal in a C-36 context regarding questions relating to construction contracts, the Act to ensure mainly the recovery of amounts improperly paid as a result of fraud or fraudulent tactics in connection with public contracts (Loi 26) and stipulation for another.

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.

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.


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

Industry recognition

Ranked “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation in the practice areas of arbitration, administrative law and commercial litigation for 2017 and 2018


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 date


Lecturer of the Obligations course load at the Quebec Bar School since 2007

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

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