Éric Préfontaine is a key contact for our National Class Action Defence group, and an experienced class actions practitioner in the Québec bar with specialized expertise in the defence of consumer protection, product liability and securities matters. While leading the firm’s class action matters in Quebec, Éric also consistently brings his expertise to multi-jurisdictional matters for firm strategic clients.
In addition to his leading role in class actions, Éric’s commercial litigation practice includes advising clients on highly complex commercial litigation and representing them before commercial and civil courts, administrative tribunals and in arbitration proceedings. His practice includes disputes in a wide range of expertise, including: securities, shareholders, product liability, banking and financial services, franchising, consumer protection and insolvency and restructuring. Eric also has experience in urgent and special procedures such as injunctions and seizures.
Éric is recognized as Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 and as a leading litigator in Chambers 2021, Litigation: General Commercial (Quebec); Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence); The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 in the area of Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Class Action Litigation and Product Liability. Éric was also recognized as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Canada 2020.