Sophie Courville

Sophie advises and represents clients from various industries in all aspects of business-related litigation before trial and appellate courts as well as administrative tribunals. She is a pragmatic and dedicated litigator who maintains a broad commercial litigation and dispute resolution practice, with an emphasis on commercial disputes, regulatory investigations and prosecutions and class action defence. She also practices in insolvency and restructuring and has acted for debtors, creditors, court-appointed officers and purchasers in proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, in addition to having spoken at insolvency and restructuring conferences.

Sophie holds a civil law degree, a common law degree and a master’s degree in international business law. During her studies, she acted as a law clerk for a judge of the Superior Court of Québec. She was also recognized for her written advocacy with the best factum award at the Laskin Moot, a national and bilingual moot court competition. This achievement is complemented by Sophie’s ongoing commitment as a volunteer judge for the Laskin Moot.

Prior to joining Osler, Sophie was a litigation lawyer at an international firm specializing in civil and professional liability and insurance law.


Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jan 16, 2024

    Section 192 CBCA plans of arrangement – latest insights on virtual securityholder meetings and the solvency requirement

    Plans of arrangement are an important, flexible tool for businesses to undertake various corporate transactions. We examine recent developments around...

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    Section 192 CBCA plans of arrangement – latest insights on virtual securityholder meetings and the solvency requirement
  • Blog Jun 29, 2023

    Québec class actions: Is French required for settlement approval?

    A current case before the Québec Court of Appeal will likely help determine whether there is an obligation under the Charter of the French Language...

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    Québec class actions: Is French required for settlement approval?
  • Blog Nov 15, 2022

    No special treatment: Securities class action stayed by CCAA Court

    No special treatment: CCAA Court extends  stay of proceedings despite an attempt by the applicants in a securities class action to limit its scop...

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    No special treatment: Securities class action stayed by CCAA Court
  • Osler Update Aug 18, 2022

    Superior Court suspends the upcoming obligation for legal persons to produce French certified translations, introduced by Bill 96, pending final adjudication of a constitutional challenge

    Osler lawyers provide their analysis of the Superior Court of Québec recent suspension of two provisions of Bill 96 regarding the usage of French in c...

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Community Involvement

  • Board Member of VertCité, a not-for-profit organization that creates and implements environmental and community-based projects in Montreal
  • Volunteer judge at the national Laskin Moot Court Competition
  • Member of the Competitions Committee of the Bar of Montréal

Credentials

Education

  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.M.
  • Queen's University, J.D.
  • Université Sherbrooke, LL.B.