Sodavex


Headquarters: Montréal, Quebec

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Sodavex is proudly entering its 14th year of existence. Founded by Christine Duchaine, a lawyer with, then, 20 years experience in large firms, its mission was simple: create a flexible and convivial environment for both clients and colleagues whilst continuing to offer the same quality service found in large firms.

The boutique law firm is now comprised of a team of 9 attorneys, all dedicated to environmental, energy, municipal and expropriation law, making it the largest team in Quebec in these fields. Sodavex has also broadened it's services with the addition of a subsidiary focused on strategic and technical counselling. Clients include prominent companies in the fields of waste management, recycling and renewable energy as well as real-estate developers, to name only a few.

Driven not only by their collective passion for the firm’s specific areas of law but also by a slew of inspiring clients with ground-breaking projects, technologies and environmental achievements, Sodavex raises the bar with each new case.

While the firm’s core values are strategy, prevention and training, a strong team of litigators is ready to step up to the plate when the need arises. Court cases include administrative appeals, litigations before the Superior Court of Quebec and the Court of Appeal as well as class action suits.

Eager to share their passion and knowledge as well as help further advances in a field of law which is still in its early stages, the team regularly speaks in conferences, gives training sessions to associations and to company managers and field teams, and publishes both reference works and an in-house newsletter updating clients, collaborators and anyone interested in environmental law about recent updates and changes.

The firm is also active in various associations whose mission is to promote sustainable environmental technologies.

Management & Demographics
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Christine Duchaine
Lawyer and founder
413-989-9119

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  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Expropriation Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Real Estate Law

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New regulation relating to excavated contaminated soils tracability [IN FRENCH ONLY]


New regulation relating to excavated contaminated soils tracability [IN FRENCH ONLY]

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[Recourse to respect environmental laws within the reach of citizens: the emergence of a societal control authority] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH


[Recourse to respect environmental laws within the reach of citizens: the emergence of a societal control authority] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

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[Courts' insights into environmental approvals] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH


[Courts' insights into environmental approvals] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

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[The notion of hidden defects and the guarantees of the Civil Code when selling contaminated land: methods of exercise and main pitfalls] TRANSLATED F


[The notion of hidden defects and the guarantees of the Civil Code when selling contaminated land: methods of exercise and main pitfalls] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

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[Penal, administrative or prescriptive sanctions: in the environment, diligence tastes better!] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH


[Penal, administrative or prescriptive sanctions: in the environment, diligence tastes better!] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

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[The scope and limitations of the powers of order under the Environment Quality Act in respect of contaminated lands] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH


[The scope and limitations of the powers of order under the Environment Quality Act in respect of contaminated lands] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

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[The notion of residual matter: an obsolete ministerial interpretation, a brake on innovation] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH


[The notion of residual matter: an obsolete ministerial interpretation, a brake on innovation] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

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[Inspections, investigations, seizures and searches under the Environment Quality Act: how to navigate them ?] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH


[Inspections, investigations, seizures and searches under the Environment Quality Act: how to navigate them ?] TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH

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