Kristian Brabander

Kristian Brabander

Partner, Litigation

Contact Information

tel: 514.904.8107



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2002

Québec, 2006

New Brunswick, 2010


McGill University, LL.B., B.C.L.

McGill University, B.A., History


English, French, German

Kristian has extensive experience defending clients in multi-jurisdictional class actions, commercial litigation across a broad range of industries including technology, data & privacy, banking & financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and health.

He specializes in business-critical corporate and commercial litigation including data & privacy litigation, shareholder disputes and corporate remedies, competition and anti-trust litigation, defamation, and insurance disputes. His broad class action practice includes defending clients against allegations of manufacturing defects, pricing practices and other Consumer Protection Act claims. Kristian has led the defence of significant and complex privacy and data breach litigation and access to information matters. 

Kristian is fluently trilingual in French, English and German, and regularly appears in Québec and Ontario Courts, the Court of Appeal of Québec, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.  Kristian has also appeared before various professional bodies and administrative tribunals, including the Administrative Tribunal of Québec and the Commission d’accès à l’information.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Class Actions; Litigation—Corporate Commercial
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada: Litigation Star: Class Action, Commercial, Product Liability
  • Lexpert Special Edition—Litigation: Recognized as a Leading Lawyer
  • Lexpert Special Edition—Technology and Health Sciences: Recognized as a Leading Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Corporate and Commercial Litigation

  • Class & Derivative Actions Subcommittee (Business Law Section, Business and Corporate Litigation), American Bar Association, Co-Chair
  • Executive Committee of the Class Actions Section of the Canadian Bar Association (Québec), Member
  • The Advocates’ Society, Québec Advisory Committee, Member

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society