Bernard Amyot is one of the founding partners of the firm.
For more than 30 years, Bernard has developed a practice that is primarily focused on civil and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience before the Quebec courts, having represented Canada’s leading financial institutions as well as clients such as General Electric, The Empire Life Insurance Company and L’Oréal Canada. He has acted as lead counsel in numerous class action matters involving multiple jurisdictions across Canada and cross-border issues. His professional liability defence work extends to lawyers as well as stockbrokers, insurance brokers, engineers and accountants. He is also involved in many files involving Shareholders’ rights. He has lectured and written frequently on legal issues of interest to his clients. He also regularly acts as a mediator and arbitrator in major commercial disputes.
In 2011, he became a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and in August 2015, he was inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has also been recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of corporate and commercial litigation by Chambers, The Best Lawyers in Canada and by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
In 2007, he served as National President of the Canadian Bar Association. He also served as President of the American Counsel Association and was the first Canadian to serve as a member of Council of the Section of Litigation of the American Bar Association.
Updated April 2022