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About Robert

Robert practises corporate commercial litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on defending class actions, product liability, securities, banking, real estate and shareholder disputes. He represents a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, large multinational organizations, securities dealers, manufacturers and real estate developers. He also represents several leading manufacturers of consumer goods, consumer electronic products, software, medical devices, recreational vehicles, heavy industrial equipment, construction vehicles and other products in product liability claims.

Robert regularly appears before all levels of Quebec courts and arbitration panels. He has also appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.

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  • Defending a leading international automobile manufacturer in the defence of national class actions involving product liability and consumer fraud claims

  • Defending leading international pharmaceutical companies in the defence of product liability and consumer fraud class actions involving various drugs, medical devices and other products

  • Defending several international manufacturers of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and automotive parts, and air carriers in class actions, involving allegations of price fixing and economic loss

  • Defending a leading international chemical company in the defence of product liability claims

  • Acting for Canada's largest bank and securities dealer and several related entities in a proposed class action involving allegations of misrepresentation relating to the sale of certain investment products

  • Representing several other major financial institutions in the defence of a number of proposed class actions alleging consumer fraud and various breaches of the Quebec Consumer Protection Act and the Civil Code

Awards & Recognition

Robert is recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) – Nationwide; Litigation: General Commercial – Quebec)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence); Litigation: General Commercial)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Action Litigation (Defendants), Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 (Class Actions, Litigation – Corporate Commercial)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – 2020–2024 (Litigation Star – Class Action, Commercial, Competition/Antitrust, Product Liability and Recall, White Collar Crime)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2023 (Hall of Fame – Dispute Resolution: Quebec)

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2023 (Commercial Litigation)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer 2021 – Independently Rated Lawyers (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

  • Who's Who Legal: Product Liability Defence 2021

  • Euromoney's LMG Litigation and Product Liability Expert Guide 2020

  • The 2018 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada

Professional Activities

Robert sits on the boards of, or acts as counsel to, several Canadian subsidiaries of European multinational companies. He is a guest lecturer at McGill University's Faculty of Law advanced advocacy program and a member of the Montreal, Quebec and Canadian Bar Associations, the Defence Research Institute, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association and the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel. Robert is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a by-invitation-only honorary trial lawyer society.


Admitted to the Quebec Bar – 1985
LLB, McGill University – 1984
BCL, McGill University – 1983
BA (Hon., Economics), McGill University – 1980

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