Stéphane Richer

Partner

Montréal
SRicher@blg.com
514.954.3199

Stéphane Richer is an experienced litigator who has pleaded many times before all courts of law, including the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before several administrative tribunals. He specializes in commercial litigation, more specifically in real estate litigation and extraordinary remedies such as injunctions, seizures before judgment and Anton Piller orders. He also has expertise in litigation in the area of :

  • commercial leases
  • real estate law
  • co-ownership
  • acquisitive prescription
  • municipal law
  • environmental law
  • expropriation
  • access to information
  • breach of confidentiality obligations
  • data protection
  • cyber security
  • fraud
 

Experience

  • Aéroports de Montréal (v. O.T.P. Transport Inc.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • Aéroports de Montréal (v. Société en commandite Adamax Immobilier et al.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • Bell Canada (v. Latour), Injunction/breach of a servitude.
  • Bell Canada (v. Zhang et al.), Injunction/ interpretation of a deed of servitude.
  • Bank of Montreal (v. 9254-8494 Québec Inc. et al.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • Bank of Montreal et al. (Ville de Montréal v.), Dispute regarding a deed permitting the occupancy of an immovable property.
  • McGill University Health Centre et al. (v. Groupe MACH et al.), Dispute regarding emphyteutic lease.
  • Equifax Canada Co. (Palicor Inc. v.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • Le Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc. (v. Labbé et al.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • The Brick Warehouse LP (Centrecorp Management Services Ltd. v.), Commercial leasing arbitration.
  • Village des Valeurs (v. Resto Bar New-Yorkais et al.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • Les Restaurants McDonald Canada Ltée. (v. Vella et al.), Dispute regarding commercial lease and exclusivity clause.
  • Zellers (Great-West v.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • Zellers (Les Galeries Laval Inc. v.), Commercial leasing dispute.
  • Balayage Blainville Inc. (v. Beauchamp et al.), Dispute regarding land enclosed and legal right of way.
  • Bell Canada (v. Vidéotron s.e.n.c./Québecor Média Inc.), Injunction – competition law/misleading advertising.
  • Bell Mobilité Inc. (v. Vartanian et al.), Motion for Anton Piller order.
  • Bell Canada (v. Jean-Baptiste), Injunction and seizure regarding theft and recovery of computer data.
  • Bell Canada (v. Hould), Injunction regarding non-competition and non-solicitation obligations.
  • Aéroports de Montréal et al. (Despales et al. v.), Injunction.
  • O'Bryan (v. Bercovitz), Mandate as independent supervising counsel in execution of an Anton Piller order.
  • Tornhejm (v. Goldberger), Mandate as independent supervising counsel in execution of an Anton Piller order.
  • Chantier Davie Canada Inc. (Cecon v.), Injunction.
  • KPH Turcot, a general partnership et al. (Annie Beauregard et al. v.), Injunction proceedings regarding environmental law.
  • KPH Turcot, a general partnership et al. (City of Westmount v.), Injunction proceedings regarding environmental law.
  • Bell Canada (v. Bonin), Injunction and seizure regarding theft and recovery of computer data.
  • Bell Canada (v. Weber), Injunction and seizure regarding theft and recovery of computer data.
  • Bell Canada (v. Robichaud et al.), Injunction and seizure regarding theft and recovery of computer data.
  • Bell Canada (v. Teliphone et al.), Dispute regarding illegal broadcasting of television content.
  • Bell Mobilité (Miller v.), Dispute regarding protection of personal information in the private sector.
  • Bank of Montreal (Mercier v.), Dispute regarding protection of personal information in the private sector.
  • Equifax Canada Co. et al. (Beauchamp v.), Dispute regarding protection of personal information in the private sector.
  • Le Groupe Créatech (Cuisines Laurier Inc. v.), Dispute regarding implementation of an ERP software.
  • Le Groupe Créatech (Prelco Inc. v.), Dispute regarding implementation of an ERP software.
  • Bell Média Inc. (Curateur Public du Québec v.), Dispute regarding freedom of expression and defamation.
  • Le Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc. (v. Chacra et al.), Dispute regarding franchising agreement.
  • Le Groupe Jean Coutu (PJC) Inc. (v. Hadad), Dispute regarding franchising agreement and a non-competition obligation.
  • Bell Canada (Mazhero v.), Defamation dispute.
  • Doris (v. Cortefiel), Trademark dispute.
  • McGill University Health Centre (Dr. Tan et al. v.), Dispute regarding commercial agreements.
  • Aisan Corporation of America (Serge Asselin et al. v.), Competition class action.
  • Aisan Industry Co. Ltd. et al. (Serge Asselin et al. v.), Competition class action.
  • Bell Canada (Carole Ouellet v.), Class Action.
  • Royal Bank of Canada (Nathalie Nasseri v.), Class Action.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Montréal Bar Association
  • Member, Urban Development Institute of Québec
  • Member, Strategy Committee, Avocats en pratique privée diplômés de l'UQAM
  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Montréal Chapter
  • Member, Association des professionnels en droit de passage et immobilier du Québec
  • Member, The Advocates' Society

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Corporate and Commercial Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation - Corporate Commercial).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Benchmark Litigation — The definitive guide to litigation firms and attorneys in Canada.

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2002
  • LLB, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2001
  • BA in History, Université Laval, 1997