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Due to chance and circumstances, Christine was one of the few fortunate attorneys to be immersed in Environmental law at the very beginning of her career in 1990. She has stayed on course ever since.

After 20 years in prominent Montreal law firms, namely as a partner, she decided in 2009 to found her own firm, dedicated to her areas of practice, in order to offer her clients more proximity and flexibility while maintaining the same high standards of quality she was accustomed to offering in larger structures. Entering it’s 10th year in existence, her firm now consists of an impressive team of 9 attorneys, all dedicated to environmental, municipal and expropriation law.

Christine’s clients include prominent companies in the fields of waste management, environmental technologies and real estate development. She advises her clients at every stage of their projects. A fierce litigator, she has argued cases before every instance of the Quebec judicial system.

Christine is driven by a need to share her knowledge, with her colleagues and clients but also with anyone who is interested in furthering advances in a field of law which she’s helped shape over the past 30 years. An outstanding public speaker, she is often called upon to give conferences and training sessions on various topics and to a wide range of audiences.

Location

  • 3530 boulevard Saint-Laurent
    Bureau 505
    Montréal, QC H2X 2V1
    Canada

Languages

  • English
  • French

Education

  • University of Montreal, LL.B., graduated 1989

Bar Admissions

  • Quebec, 1989

Affiliations

  • 3RMCDQ - Bord member
  • CPEQ - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Environmental Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Environmental Law, Montréal, Canada (2022)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Environmental Law
  • Expropriation Law

Special Focus

  • Real Estate

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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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