- Université de Montréal, LL.B. (Civil Law)
- Université du Québec à Montréal, B.A. (Political Science)
Éric Préfontaine is co-chair of our national Class Actions specialty 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, Eric 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. He 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 recognised as a leading litigator in Chambers 2018, Dispute Resolution: Quebec; The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015-2017 in the area of Corporate & Commercial Litigation; in Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in Class Action Litigation, in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014 (Litigation lawyer to watch) and as a future star in Benchmark Canada 2017.