Karine Chênevert

Ad. E.


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Karine Chênevert has vast experience in a broad range of litigation areas including class actions, conflicts between shareholders, governance, competition, securities, privacy, consumer protection and special remedies such as injunctions.

She regularly acts for significant clients in class actions involving securities, allegations of conspiracy and consumer protection claims. Karine consistently brings her expertise to multi-jurisdictional matters.

In addition to her leading role in class actions, Karine’s commercial litigation practice includes advising clients on highly complex commercial litigation and representing them before civil courts and administrative tribunals and in arbitration proceedings.

Over the years, Karine has also acquired extensive experience in governance and advises directors and officers regarding ethical and corporate governance practices.

A sought-after speaker and author, she regularly speaks and write on the subject of class actions and governance.

Karine acts as a trainer in the university certification program in corporate governance offered by the Collège des administrateurs de sociétés.


  • Represents defendants in class actions with a national scope and regularly represents Canadian and foreign clients in commercial disputes, particularly in the areas of conflicts between shareholders, governance, competition, securities, privacy and consumer protection
  • Also acts regularly in various arbitration, injunction and extraordinary remedy proceedings


Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Class Actions Expert group, Barreau du Québec

Community Involvement

  • Member, Board of Directors, ESPACE GO

Awards & Recognitions

  • Named Advocatus Emeritus (Ad. E.) of the Barreau du Québec 2023.
  • Recognized in the 2024 (and since 2018) edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation) and since 2021 edition (Class Actions).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2017) of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Future Star: Québec.
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2019) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation - Corporate Commercial), the 2024, 2023 and 2020 editions (Class Actions), and the 2023 edition (Banking & Financial Institutions).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2020) of Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation
  • Recipient, 2022 Women in Law Leadership Stronger Together Award for Québec
  • Recognized in the 2021 Benchmark Litigation Canada's 40 & Under Hot List and since 2021 as a Future Star.
  • Recognized in the 2021 as a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40
  • Recognized in the 2020, 2018 and 2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation's 40 and Under Hotlist
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Future Star: Québec
  • Winner of the Francophone Orator of the Year Competition at the Annual Speaking Contest of the Young Bar Association of Montréal (YBAM) in 2010
  • Earned second place in the “Prix Paris-Montréal de la Francophonie 2010” Competition

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2005
  • LLB, Université de Montréal, 2004