Maxime Nasr is a partner of the firm. He has developed particular expertise in class action litigation, having practiced in this field for nearly 20 years.
He is recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada® and ranked as repeatedly recommended in class actions by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. His expertise is also recognized by Benchmark Canada® and Chambers and Partners Canada®.
He has been involved in many of the most influential and frequently cited class action suits in Quebec and Canada. He is one of the few lawyers in Quebec to have pleaded and won an authorized class action on the merits.
Among his major cases, Maxime has piloted class actions in the areas of consumer rights, competition, environment, transportation, health and labour law. He has led many national and international class actions of a complex nature requiring coordination at both the Canadian and North American levels.
He has pleaded before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Quebec Court of Appeal, the Quebec Superior Court and the Federal Court.
Maxime is also interested in civil and commercial litigation.
Represented a large consumer association in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada setting out the conditions for authorization to bring a class action in Quebec and recognizing, for the first time in civil law, consumers’ right to bring legal proceedings against the members of an international cartel: Infineon Technologies AG v. Option consommateurs, 2013 SCC 59.
Represented investors who were victims of a Ponzi scheme, in the first Canadian class action suit to include accounting firms and securities custodians as defendants, based on their extracontractual liability: Ménard v. Matteo, 2011 QCCS 4287.
Represented a consumer in an important ruling by the Quebec Court of Appeal on the conditions for allowing a class action in competition law: Harmegnies v. Toyota Canada Inc., 2008 QCCA 380.
Represented Canadian users of a pharmaceutical product in the first Quebec court case to explicitly acknowledge the possibility of bringing a class action on behalf of a pan-Canadian group: Brito v. Pfizer Canada Inc., 2008 QCCS 2231.
Participated in two of the biggest settlements in Canadian securities class action history (international settlements worth over $2 billion): Association de protection des épargnants et investisseurs du Québec (APEIQ) v. Nortel Networks Corporation 500-06-000126-017 and Skarstedt v. Nortel Networks Corporation 500-06-000277-059.