Karine Fahmy


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Karine Fahmy is a commercial litigator and international disputes lawyer who’s practice primarily focuses on high-value and complex commercial litigations, international and domestic commercial arbitrations as well as foreign award and judgment enforcement proceedings in a range of industry sectors, including aerospace, telecommunications, food distribution, manufacturing and construction. She also has a broad experience in extraordinary proceedings, such as Anton Piller orders (civil search), Mareva injunctions (freezing orders), Norwich orders (equitable discovery) and seizures before judgment (pre-judgment attachment).

In the course of her practice, Karine regularly appears before the Federal Court, the Superior Court of Quebec and the Court of Appeal of Quebec, as well as before national and international arbitral tribunals. 


  • 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). 

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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