Stéphane Eljarrat, is a partner in the firm’s National Litigation group, based in Osler’s Montréal and Toronto offices. He leads the White-Collar Defence practice and works closely with Osler’s market-leading Risk Management and Crisis Response team.
Known for his composed and focused approach, Stéphane represents corporate clients and institutions in a wide range of criminal investigations and proceedings brought under various federal criminal statutes such as the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and the Competition Act.
Stéphane also defends clients in complex trials and regulatory proceedings, and associated appeals, and advises and represents them in high-stakes regulatory investigations. He also advises Canadian and foreign corporations in the context of internal investigations, as well as on the design and implementation of compliance programs.
Stéphane has experience representing clients in tax disputes in domestic and cross-border matters.
Before joining Osler, Stéphane was a partner at another leading Canadian firm, prior to which he was with the Government of Québec in the Ministry of Public Safety and the Ministry of Revenue. He also worked for the Federal Department of Justice with the RCMP Legal Services, in the National Tax Litigation Section and as a Federal Prosecutor.