“Finding the right words at the right moment is action.”

HANNAH ARENDT

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Professional activities and initiatives

Education

Publications

Practice areas

  • Administrative law
  • Labour and employment law
  • Start-up businesses
  • Corporate governance
  • Civil and commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Access to information
  • Privacy and protection of personal information

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Sophie has notably:

ADVISED organizations regarding their corporate creation and structuration, statutes and by-laws, implementation of internal policies and filing requests as registered charities;

DRAFTED AND REVISED employment, consulting, confidentiality, non-competition, non-solicitation and change of control agreements, employee policies and procedures, employee manuals, codes of conduct and incentive plans for various clients;

ADVISED a foreign corporation with respect to the acquisition of the assets of a Canadian business, the transfer of employees and the establishment of new benefit plans;

ADVISED various businesses with respect to the establishment of voluntary retirement savings plan (VRSPs) and other retirement savings instruments and benefits;

ADVISED various businesses with respect to compliance with the requirements of pay equity legislation;

REPRESENTED employers and workers in the context of litigious terminations of employment, discrimination or psychological harassment cases;

ADVISED organizations with respect to numerous labour relations, labour standards, occupational health and safety matters, application of the Charter of the French language and other regulatory matters;

REPRESENTED various private and public entities in the context of access to information requests and with respect to the implementation of measures to protect personal information.

Professional activities and initiatives

NAMED Lawyer of the Year 2018, Pro bono et social engagement, Young Bar of Montréal

OUTGOING PRESIDENT at Force Jeunesse

DIRECTOR, Atelier Entremise

DIRECTOR, Montreal Urban Ecology Center

Education

B.C.L./LL. B., McGill University – 2010

B.A., University of Montreal – 2006

Institut d’études politiques de Paris – 2005

Publications

  • « Accessibilité à la justice: réflexions et pistes de solution », in L’état du Québec 2019, coll. under the direction of Francis Huot and Sophie Seguin-Lamarche, Institut du Nouveau Monde, Del Busso Éditeur, 2018.
    – October 2018
  • AUTHOR: “Indirect Sale of an Enterprise as a Going Concern Through a Receiver: Quebec Court of Appeal Confirms that the Purchaser is the Successor Employer”, Volume 24, Number 8, 24 E.L.L.R., pp. 65-68
    – November 2014
  • AUTHOR: “Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans: What Quebec Employers Need to Know”, Volume 24, Number 5, 24 E.L.L.R., pp. 46-48
    – August 2014
  • AUTHOR: “Quebec Court of Appeal Reiterates Principles Applicable to Notices of Termination”, Canadian Employment Law Today
    – May 2014
  • AUTHOR: “Are the Provisions of your Share Option Plan Reasonable? A Lesson from Quebec”, Volume 24, Number 1, 24 E.L.L.R., pp. 1-5
    – April 2014
  • AUTHOR: “Obligations of an Employer Faced with the Resignation of an Employee: A Quebec Perspective”, Volume 23, Number 2, 23 E.L.L.R., pp. 13-16
    – 2013