Admitted to the Bar : Québec – 1997
Education : Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Université de Montréal (1996)
Maxime Nasr is a partner in the firm. He has developed particular expertise in class actions, having practised in this field for more than 20 years.
A seasoned litigator, Maxime has been involved in many of the most influential and frequently cited class actions in Québec and Canada. Repeated listings in Chambers and Partners Canada®, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, Benchmark Canada®, and Best Lawyers in Canada® attest to the high level of recognition he has earned from his peers and clients.
Maxime has handled class actions on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of consumer, competition, and securities law. With some 250 decisions to his credit, he has pleaded before the Supreme Court of Canada and frequently appears before the Québec Court of Appeal and the Superior Court.
Maxime is a member of the Group of class action experts of the Québec Bar. He is involved in many national and international class actions of a complex nature requiring coordination at both the Canadian and North American level.
In addition to leading the firm’s class action team, Maxime also represents businesses and individuals in complex civil and commercial litigation.
- Chambers and Partners Canada®
- The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
- Benchmark Canada®
- Best Lawyers in Canada®, Litigation – Class Actions
- “La crise de la quarantaine de la procédure d’autorisation” in Colloque national sur l’action collective – Développements récents au Québec, au Canada et aux États-Unis (2020).
- “Remettre l’argent aux membres – Le défi de la distribution dans le contexte d’une action collective – Guide pratique inspiré de l’expérience DRAM” in Colloque national sur l’action collective – Développements récents au Québec, au Canada et aux États-Unis (2016).
- “Recours collectifs et cartels internationaux : le Québec regardera-t-il passer le train?” as part of Les Grands rendez-vous de la Formation (February 2013).
- “Les recours collectifs nationaux au Québec – Mais de quelle nation s’agit-il?” in Développements récents en recours collectifs (2009).
- “Les recours collectifs concurrents en droit interne – mais qui donc se souciera des membres?” in Développements récents en recours collectifs (2007).
- “Des écueils au paradis – Les recours concurrents et l’accessibilité aux personnes morales” in Développements récents en recours collectifs (2006).
- Google – Represented a major consumer association in a class action alleging the appropriation of personal data by Google without the consent of its owners: Option consommateurs c. Google LLC (500-06-001079-207) (Sup. Ct.).
- Laurentian Bank of Canada – Represented an investors’ association in a class action against the Bank, in particular on the grounds that it failed to disclose certain information to its shareholders: Mouvement d’éducation et de défense des actionnaires c. Banque Laurentienne du Canada (500-06-001076-203) (Sup. Ct.).
- Valeant – Represented a major investment management corporation in an action s primarily on the Securities Act and alleging misrepresentations by Valeant and its auditors: Blackrock Asset Management Canada c. Bausch Health Companies Inc. (500-17-103749-183) (Sup. Ct.).
- Volkswagen – Represented owners and lessees of TDI vehicles in the $2.5 billion national settlement of the diesel engine scandal class action: Option consommateurs c. Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., 2017 QCCS 1411.
- DRAM conspiracy – Represented a major consumer association in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada setting out the conditions for authorization to bring a class action in Québec 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.
- MountReal – Represented investors who were victims of a Ponzi scheme, in the first Canadian class action to include accounting firms and securities custodians as defendants based on their extracontractual liability: Ménard c. Matteo, 2011 QCCS 4287.
- Nortel – 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) c. Nortel Networks Corporation 500-06-000126-017 and Skarstedt c. Nortel Networks Corporation 500-06-000277-059.
- Depo-Provera – Represented Canadian users of a pharmaceutical product in the first Québec court case to explicitly acknowledge the possibility of bringing a class action on behalf of a pan-Canadian class. Brito c. Pfizer Canada Inc., 2008 QCCS 2231.