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Langlois grows team in Quebec

Tuesday, May 08, 2018 @ 12:11 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Langlois lawyers has expanded its Quebec legal team.

Sophie Hébert, Xavier Berwald-Grégoire and Mélissa Bazin have joined the Montreal office, while Vincent Tremblay, Marie-Pier Auger and Virginie Beauchemin are now part of the Quebec City operations.

Sophie Hébert

Sophie Hébert, Langlois lawyers

Hébert is part of the employment and labour law team. She has worked at a national firm, as a labour relations counsel at the Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo, and as legal counsel (human resources) at an aeronautics company.  

Her practice involves advising businesses about labour standards, the interpretation of collective agreements, drafting and interpreting employment contracts and disciplinary and administrative measures. Hébert has expertise in labour relations in the arts and cultural industries and assists stakeholders dealing with those issues on both a provincial and federal level.

Berwald-Grégoire has also joined the employment and labour law group. Currently completing a master of laws thesis on the role of derivatives in the 2008 financial crisis, he was a research assistant for various professors in civil and public law at the law faculty of Université de Montréal. Prior to joining the Langlois, he completed his articles at a national firm where he worked in the labour and employment law department.

Xavier Berwald-Grégoire

Xavier Berwald-Grégoire, Langlois lawyers

His practice involves all manner of labour law. Berwald-Grégoire acts in connection with both individual employment relations and collective agreements, with a particular emphasis on health and safety matters.

Bazin works in the areas of insurance law, civil and professional liability, particularly in construction law matters and civil and commercial litigation. Her clients include a variety of stakeholders in the construction industry, from project owners to subcontractors, as well as architects and engineers.

She previously articled at a national law firm and then moved to a boutique litigation firm where she gained in-depth knowledge of construction law, civil and professional liability law, real estate litigation and matters involving fraud.

Virginie Beauchemin

Virginie Beauchemin, Langlois lawyers

Tremblay is in the business law group. He comes to Langlois after serving as vice-president of operations at a private and corporate finance company. He has also worked as a legal adviser and litigator and has been involved in a number of major financings of real estate projects throughout Québec.

In his practice, Tremblay specializes in finance, security on property, real estate law and construction law. He has particular expertise in banking litigation and in negotiating various types of commercial contracts, and acts in this regard as legal adviser for financial institutions as well as both SMEs and large companies.

Beauchemin, who practises primarily public and administrative law as well as civil and commercial litigation, first came to Langois as a summer student in 2016 and then as an articling student.

Marie-Pier Auger

Marie-Pier Auger, Langlois lawyers

She studied intellectual property and polished her legal drafting skills during a semester spent abroad at the Grenoble Law School in France. While at the firm, Beauchemin was involved in the drafting of a book on the best strategies for contracting with and for public bodies subject to the Act respecting contracting by public bodies.

Auger works in insurance law and civil and professional liability. She also worked as a summer and articling student at Langlois, starting in 2016. She has an interest in public relations and public communications.

“The addition of these talented new lawyers in our Montreal and Quebec City offices attests to our firm’s determination to play a pivotal role in the success of businesses in Quebec,” said Jean-François Gagnon, the chief executive officer of Langlois lawyers.

“We welcome them wholeheartedly to the extended Langlois team.”