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Litigation Star

Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada

Practice area:

Class action
Product liability and recall

Karim Renno is one of the founding partners of Renno Vathilakis Inc. Karim’s practice focuses on class actions, franchise and distribution litigation, commercial arbitration, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency, competition law, constitutional law, privacy law, employment law and securities law litigation. He has amassed a vast experience and enjoys an excellent reputation with regard to private international law matters and injunctions, having argued before the Supreme Court of Canada on multiple occasions in cases involving such issues. Moreover, Karim has represented some of the most important companies before all levels of Québec courts. Karim has acted as lead counsel in several high profile cases related to the credit card, pharmaceutical, construction, tobacco, software, real estate and transportation industries. Karim regularly appears before parliamentary commissions entrusted with the tasks of studying various bills.

He is the founder and editor in chief of the “À bon droit” blog and contributes hundreds 
of case comments every year. In fact, his blog was named best practioner legal blog in Canada for 2012 by the Canadian Law Blog Awards and was a finalist for Best Canadian Law Blog at the same awards in 2013 and 2014. Since 2013 he has been ranked as a Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation and was cited as an Up and Coming litigator in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Chambers Global. He is also recognized by Best Lawyers Canada as a leading practioner for corporate/commercial litigation in Québec since 2015. Finally, Karim has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as one of Canada’s top 50 trial lawyers since 2015.

Before founding Renno Vathilakis Inc., Karim was a partner in the Montreal litigation 
department of renowned Canadian firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He also spent time as a partner in the highly regarded Montreal litigation boutique of Irving Mitchell Kalichman LLP. Karim has been a lecturer at the Université de Montréal on civil procedure since 2016.


Updated April 2023