Pierre Paquet is a well-recognized senior commercial litigator and the Managing Partner of Miller Thomson’s Montréal office. He has acted in numerous trials and disputes having led to precedent setting decisions.
Acting on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants, he has represented numerous clients before common law courts and specialized tribunals at all levels regarding commercial matters, including requests for special orders under industrial supply contracts, guarantees under share purchase agreements, interpretation of earn in provisions in mining agreements as well as disputes regarding professional liability and insurance claims.
In addition to pleading before national and international arbitration boards, Pierre has acted in arbitrations held in Geneva under the International Chamber of Commerce rules of arbitration and represented parties in litigation under the American Arbitration Association rules.
In recent years, Pierre has successfully represented clients in a number of complex trials, such as the defence of a world leader in IT in the context of a claim pursuant to a technological implementation and the promoter of a large energy project pursuant to a claim of use of confidential technology or know how.
Pierre is perfectly bilingual. He represents his clients in both French and English in hearings and pleadings.
Pierre has extensive experience in litigation relating to directors, officers or shareholders. He has also acted in many cases involving insurance claims, as well as the professional liability of public officers, trustees, accountants, actuaries and financial advisors.
Professional achievements & leadership
- The Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2015-2019
- Benchmark Canada, Litigation Star: General Commercial, 2017
- Director, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Foundation, since 1993
- Member, Executive Committee, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, since 1996
- Board member and Secretary, Club de Golf Laval-sur-le-Lac, since 2007
- Managing Partner of the Montréal office, since 2017
- Member, Miller Thomson Executive Committee, since 1991
- Chair of Miller Thomson’s Business Development Committee, since 2007
- External consultant, International investment funds managed by Salomon Brothers Asset Management (Citigroup since 2003), 1994-2007
- Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Bar admissions & education
- Québec Bar, 1981
- B.C.L., McGill University, 1980
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019
In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...
Trade Commissioner Service in Paris selects Miller Thomson as a qualified law firm in Canada
Miller Thomson has been listed among law firms referenced by the office of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Paris qualified to assist French businesses with their legal needs in Canada. “We are delighted that the firm’s many years of...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Louise Tremblay and Pierre Paquet successful in Quebec Court of Appeal
On February 16, 2015, the Quebec Court of Appeal maintained unanimously the Superior Court’s judgement rendered in favour of our client, Oracle Corporation Canada Inc. in Aliments Breton (Canada) inc. vs. Oracle Corporation Canada inc., 2015 QCCA, 336 (CANLII). This judgement...
Pierre Paquet discusses Miller Thomson’s Hot Button Survey Results on Canal Argent’s “Questions d’argent” show.
Le cabinet représente des sociétés d’aviation basées à l’aéroport de St-Hubert qui ont obtenu une ordonnance d’injonction interdisant leur expulsion de la corportaion Dash-L qui gère l’aéroport.
Pierre Paquet speaks on the benefits of free trade in an interview with Canal Argent.
Watch the video in the Multimeda section
Pierre Paquet and Tamara Bews shall conduct a conference entitled “Overview of the Emerging Unconventional Oil and Gas Regulatory Framework in Quebec Vis-à-vis its Western Canadian Counterparts.”
This conference was held on October 20, 2010 during the Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference. This topical issue event will present a benchmark study on legislative and business approaches in the West versus those in the East related...
Pierre Paquet et Tamara Bews donneront une conférence intitulée «Overview of the Emerging Unconventional Oil and Gas Regulatory Framework in Quebec Vis-à-vis Its Western Canadian Counterparts».
Cette conférence sera présentée le 20 octobre 2010 lors de la Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference. Ce sujet d’actualité est une analyse comparative des approches législatives et commerciales de l’ouest vs. celles de l’est dans le développement des ressources...
Pierre Paquet particpates in the Canadian Foundation for Advancement of Investor Rights conference in Toronto on March 25
FAIR Canada and The Hennick Centre for Business and Law Hold Joint One-Day Conference: “The Fiduciary Standard and Beyond: Rethinking the Financial Advisor-Client Relationship” Pierre Paquet participates in the Panel 3 discussion on Enforcement and Remedies at 1:15 pm The...
Pierre Paquet sera panéliste le 25 mars à Toronto dans le cadre de la conférence The Fiduciary Standard and Beyond : Rethinking the Financial Advisor-Client Relationship
Le thème développé par le panel sera : « Enforcement and Remedies ». Pour de plus amples détails, veuillez cliquer ici.
Pierre Paquet coprésidera le Forum québécois sur l’énergie qui se tiendra les 11 et 12 novembre à Montréal.
Dans le cadre de cette conférence organisée par Insight, Pierre Paquet fera une présentation sur « Le gaz naturel, sa disponibilité au Québec et les besoins en infrastructure ». Pour en savoir davantage à ce sujet, veuillez cliquer ici.
L’expert en droit et la vérification diligente des transactions immobilières
Pierre Paquet, Luc Gratton and Chantal Joubert discuss the various aspects and impact of real estate due diligence in a presentation entitled “L’expert en droit et la vérification diligente des transactions immobilières”, which is part of the program of the...