Title : Lawyer Year of call : 1971

Expertise : transportation law | business law | mediation and arbitration

It is with great sadness that the Cain Lamarre family wishes to inform you of the passing of Benoît Groleau on January 14. He was a fine lawyer and we were privileged to have his judicious counsel onside right up until the end of his practice. The entire team at Cain Lamarre offers its sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Read the obituary. Having practiced law for 46 years, Benoît Groleau has extensive experience in commercial and corporate affairs as well as transportation industry law. He is also a certified commercial arbitrator. During his career, he has been involved in numerous large-scale merger and acquisitions cases and has headed up many large financing assignments involving lending institutions, venture capital companies, and public-private partnerships (Regional Economic Intervention Fund/FIER). Benoît has taught administrative law at Université du Québec à Montréal and special contracts at École du Barreau de Montréal. A sought-after speaker, he also publishes corporate law articles in industry magazines. His field of specialization: Transportation

Other titles

  • Certified arbitrator in commercial disputes
  • Civil and Commercial Mediator


  • Transportation law (contracts of carriage, license applications, business law pertaining to transport, road transport law, criminal offences in and outside Québec, obligations of owners, operators, and drivers of heavy vehicles, , representation before criminal and civil courts, interprovincial and international transport)
  • Business law (public contracts, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions)
  • Mediation and arbitration (civil mediation, commercial mediation)


  • LL.B., University of Ottawa (1970)
  • B.A., University of Ottawa (1967)

Professional experience

  • Cain Lamarre (2004 to present)
  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson (Montreal)
  • Corbeil Groleau Dufresne (Montreal)
  • Paquet Perreault Toupin (Montreal)

Lecturing, conferences, publications

  • Coauthor of "L’encadrement légal du transport routier par véhicules lourds au Québec", published by CCH
  • Instructor in administrative law, transportation sector, UQAM
  • Instructor in special contracts, Montreal Bar School
  • Various lectures and training sessions on transportation and arbitration
  • Articles in La Presse on consumer and moving company rights
  • Articles on corporate law in Transport Magazine and L’Alternative Financière

Associations, committees, boards

  • President, Corporation du Collège Saint-Hilaire
  • President, Commercial Arbitration Tribunal
  • Former president, Centre d’aide aux entreprises de la Rive-Sud
  • Former chairman, Board of Directors, Goyette Transport
  • Former vice president, Institut d’arbitrage et de médiation du Québec
  • Former director, ADR Institute of Canada, Inc.
  • Former member, Bar committee on the new Quebec Civil Code
  • Former member, Quebec Bar Association advisory committee on amendments to the Civil Code