Anne Merminod


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Anne Merminod is an experienced and skilled litigator who devotes her practice to defending class actions.

She currently defends clients, both at authorization, on the merits, or involved in settlements before judicial courts in first instance and at the appellate level, across a broad variety of industries in the fields of:

  • consumer protection
  • product liability
  • privacy law
  • health law
  • competition law
  • environmental law

A sought-after speaker and author, she regularly speaks and write on the subject of class actions. Her recent works include, "COVID-19 class actions forecast" American Bar Association (June 2020 edition), "Maximus in Minimis: Damages for Stress, Worry and Inconvenience in Class Actions" (Annual Review of Civil Litigation, 2020 -Thomson Reuters), "Privacy Class Actions" in the Book entitled "Managing Privacy in a Connected World" (LexisNexis, 2020) and “Two solitudes of privacy : Privacy class actions in Quebec and the rest of Canada" (Wilson Lafleur).

Anne is the vice-president of the executive committee of the Class Actions section of the Canadian Bar Association (Québec Division). She also co-chairs the annual National Conference on Class Actions of the Barreau du Québec.

Anne consistently takes a personal, practical and business-oriented approach to the delivery of her legal services, which lead her to be recognized by her peers as Acritas Star consistently since 2016. She is recognized by Benchmark Canada as a “Future Star" and is listed in the Benchmark Litigation “40 & Under Hot List" which highlights the partners in litigation who stand out in their practice throughout the U.S. and in Canada. Since 2017, she is also listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and in the Best Lawyers in Canada (Class Action Litigation).


  • Hébert v. Kia Canada Inc. – Defeated authorization on behalf of Kia Canada in the defective Bluetooth system class action. The Court of Appeal of Québec upheld the decision in appeal.
  • Sofio v. Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) – Defeated authorization on behalf of IIROC in the class action following the loss of personal information of 50,000 investors. The Court of Appeal of Québec upheld the decision in appeal.
  • Maxwell vShoppers Drug Mart Inc./Loblaws & all (2019) – Obtained the discontinuance of the class action regarding the alleged practice at differentiating prices according to the gender of the consumer, commonly referred to as "pink tax".

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Executive Committee of the Class Actions Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Québec Division)
  • Member, Québec Bar Association
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Board member, Cuisine Atout (since 2013)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Canadian Law Awards : Commercial Litigation Team of the Year - Excellence Award (2023) with Stéphane Pitre, Alexandra Hebert and Alexis Leray for Lamoureux v. Organisme canadien de réglementation du commerce des valeurs mobilières, 2022 QCCA 685
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada (Product Liability Law) and since 2019 (Class Action Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) - Nationwide - Canada)
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada as a Litigation Star and in the 2022 edition (and since 2021) of Benchmark Litigation Canada's “40 & Under Hot List" and as a "Future Star"
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Litigation.
  • Recognized in 2022 as a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40
  • Recognized in the 2022 and 2019 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Class Actions)
  • Recognized as Acritas Star 2019 (and since 2016) by a survey of 4,000 general counsels and senior leaders at legal departments around the world.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2010
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2008
  • McGill University exchange student in Legal Studies, National University of Singapore, 2008
  • B.A. (honours) in History, Concordia University, 2005
  • Concordia University exchange student in History, Institut d'Études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Paris, France, 2003