Karine Fahmy


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Karine Fahmy's practice is primarily focused on civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, with a specialization in contractual disputes in various industries (including franchise, distribution, aerospace and pharmaceutical), in extraordinary remedies (including injunctions, seizures and Anton Piller, Mareva and Norwich Orders) and in large-scale construction claims.

Karine also gained an extensive experience in intellectual property litigation, entertainment law and judicial reviews. She pleads regularly before the provincial and federal courts and before national and international arbitration tribunals, including those governed by the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce. 


  • Represents and has represented several leading international aerospace companies in connection with complex contractual disputes both before the Québec Courts and before the ICC arbitration tribunals.
  • Represents and has represented contractors, owners and engineers in connection with large-scale construction claims in the fields of civil engineering and building projects.
  • Obtained the cancellation of a $10M transaction between her client, a general contractor, and a government corporation on the basis that the contractor’s consent was vitiated by fear (Construction Polaris Inc. c. Hydro-Québec, 2018 QCCS 1652 and Hydro-Québec c. Construction Polaris Inc., 2019 QCCA 990).
  • Was involved in multiple injunction and other extraordinary remedy proceedings (including Anton Piller, Mareva and Norwich Orders) for clients from various industries including manufacturers (for trademark protection purposes), contractors (in the context of contract awarding process) and banks and accountants (upon discovery of fraudulent transactions). 

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Vis Moot Alumni Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recipient (with Mathieu Piché-Messier) of the « Impact Case of the year » award from Benchmark Canada (2018) for the case Snyder c. Groupe sécurité Garda inc. (2016 QCCS 4316 and 2016 QCCA 1181).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2014
  • LLB, Université Laval, 2012