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BENOÎT
Groleau

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

Assistant: Johanne Harnois

Other titles

  • Certified arbitrator in commercial disputes
  • Civil and Commercial Mediator

Expertise

  • 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)

Education

  • 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