Julien  Morissette

Julien Morissette

Partner, Litigation | Insolvency and Restructuring

Contact Information


tel: 514.904.5818



Bar Admission

Québec, 2009

Ontario, 2009


  • 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)


English, French, Spanish

Julien is a partner of the Montréal office and is cross appointed to the national Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring departments. His practice is diversified and centered on the insolvency and litigation fields, with a particular focus on corporate restructuring and insolvency- related transactional and advisory, insolvency litigation, Québec privacy and access to information law, investigations, insurance and public law. Other areas of his practice also include regulatory matters, class actions and general commercial litigation.

Having developed expertise over the years, Julien is also a key resource for various specific litigation and advisory needs such as notably pharmacy and prescription drug market regulation, credit information reporting, administrative/constitutional law and court-approved solvent arrangements.

Valued business advisor by clients, by professionals in the insolvency and restructuring space and by decision makers in accounting firms and lending institutions, Julien is actively involved with the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) as a director and vice-president, legal affairs of the local chapter. Julien has been involved in many high profile commercial insolvency and restructuring matters in the last decade, notably in the retail, mining, technology and real estate sectors.

With over one decade of experience in investigations by and hearings before the Québec Access to Information Commission, both with respect to private and public sector legislation, Julien is at the forefront of new developments stemming from ongoing privacy and access to information legislative reform (Law 25) and assisting many clients with preparedness initiatives.

Julien is recognized as a detailed oriented and thorough jurist. He pleads regularly before many levels of court as well as administrative tribunals. Julien was awarded the Elizabeth Torrance Gold Medal of McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He also worked as a law clerk to the Honourable Marie Deschamps and the Honourable Thomas Albert Cromwell, Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada

  • Deloitte Restructuring Inc.

    Deloitte Restructuring Inc. in the CCAA Proceedings of Stornoway Diamond Corporation and affiliated entities

  • Ernst & Young

    Ernst & Young as court-appointed Monitor of the Zenabis group and its sale to SNDL

  • Nemaska Lithium Inc.

    A potential bidder in Nemaska Lithium’s CCAA restructuring

  • Frank and Oak

    Modasuite Inc., doing business as Frank and Oak completes sale transaction

  • Corbeil Électrique Inc.

    Corbeil Électrique Inc., in connection with the sale of substantially all of its business and assets to AM-CAM Électroménagers Inc.

  • TELUS Health Solutions Inc.

    TELUS Health Solutions Inc. in connection with the restructuring of ChronoMétriq Inc. and Health Myself Innovations Inc.

    • ​​Xebec Adsorption Inc. and its US and Canadian affiliates in their restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and Chapter 15 proceedings under the US Bankruptcy Code
    • Trans Union of Canada, Inc. in numerous matters before the Québec Access to Information Commission, Court of Québec and Superior Court of Québec
    • Acts for the plaintiff Bruno Gélinas-Faucher in his constitutional challenge of section 282 of the Quebec Election Act, which deprives persons domiciled in Quebec from the righy to vote by mail after two years of temporary residence abroad
    • 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
    • Groupe Airmédic Inc. and its affiliates in their restructuring proceedings under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act
    • 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
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  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law
  • 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