Julien  Morissette

Julien Morissette

Partner, Litigation and Insolvency & Restructuring

Contact Information

jmorissette@osler.com

tel: 514.904.5818

Office

Montréal

Bar Admission

Québec, 2009

Ontario, 2009

Education

  • McGill University, B.C.L./LL.B
  • University of Toronto, M.A. (Economics)
  • University of Ottawa, B.Soc.Sc. (Hon. Economics)
  • University of Ottawa, B.Soc.Sc. (Hon. Political Science)

Language(s)

English, French, Spanish

Julien is cross-appointed to the Litigation Department and the Insolvency & Restructuring Group. His practice is diversified and includes commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation, investigations as well as corporate restructuring and insolvency proceedings for both debtors and creditors. Julien has appeared before every level of court in Canada.

Prior to joining the firm, Julien was a law clerk to the Honourable Marie Deschamps and the Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada. During his studies, he received numerous awards including the Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal of McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

    • A potential bidder in Nemaska Lithium’s CCAA restructuring
    • Deloitte Restructuring Inc. in the proceedings of Stornoway Diamond Corporation and affiliated entities under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, resulting in the successful restructuring of over $700 million of liabilities relating to the Renard diamond mine
    • The Stars Group Inc. (formerly Amaya Inc.) in an investigation of the Autorité des marchés financiers into allegation relating to trading of Amaya shares prior to the announcement of the US$4.9 billion acquisition of Oldford Group Ltd., owner of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker
    • Homburg Invest Inc. and related companies in their restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and related litigation
    • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in an investigation of its real estate lending subsidiary Otéra Capital
    • The Canadian Civil Liberties Association in its intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Gilles Doré v. Pierre Bernard in his capacity as Assistant Syndic of the Barreau du Québec, et al. dealing with freedom of expression and professional regulation issues
    • Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. in the court-supervised liquidation of Kansa General International Insurance Co
    • The Association of Suburban Municipalities of the Island of Montréal in proceedings for judicial review of a decision of the Agglomeration of Montréal
    • Laurentian Bank of Canada in various restructuring matters
    • Cogeco Inc. in its successful defence of a decision of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission before the Federal Court of Appeal
    • Modasuite Inc., in the sale of its assets under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the successful restructuring of the Frank and Oak brand
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. in its capacity as interim receiver to the Canadian assets of Georges Marciano
    • ThyssenKrupp Budd Company in defence of a product liability action in the Superior Court of Québec
    • Ernst & Young Inc. in its capacity as court-appointed Monitor in the proceedings of Reitmans (Canada) Limited under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
    • Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., Pharmaprix Inc. and Sanis Health Inc. regarding regulatory matters
    • Corbeil Électrique Inc., in connection with the sale of substantially all of its business and assets to AM-CAM Électroménagers Inc. under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act

  • Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal, McGill Faculty of Law, 2008
  • Fondation Baxter & Alma Ricard Scholarship, 2004-2007
  • Robinson Cup (Best Pleader), Tribunal-École Pierre-Basile Mignault (Québec Civil Law Moot), 2006
  • Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2003

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Lawyers Without Borders Canada
  • Turnaround Management Association, Vice-President, Legal Affairs of the Montréal Chapter
  • Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal