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Yves Martineau

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Yves Martineau
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Yves Martineau is a partner in the Litigation Group of the Montréal office of Stikeman Elliott. Over the years, he has developed a specific expertise in class actions, primarily defending manufacturers, banking institutions and publicly-traded companies. He also deals with every aspect of litigation, such as commercial law, product liability, banking law, bankruptcy, professional liability and construction. Mr. Martineau has pleaded before all civil courts of Quebec and before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Mr. Martineau's expertise has been recognized in the following publications:

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Quebec.

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2017 as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) - Nationwide, and Dispute Resolution - Québec.

  • Named Montréal Class Action Litigation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in Canada 2017.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in class action litigation, corporate and commercial litigation, product liability law and Bet-the-Company litigation.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 as a practitioner "consistently recommended" in the class actions litigation and corporate commercial litigation sectors and "repeatedly recommended" in the product liability and securities litigation sectors.

  • Chambers Global 2017: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business in Class Action (Defence) and Dispute Resolution.

  • Legal Media Group's Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms 2016.

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers, December 2015.

  • Recognized as Benchmark Canada's 2014 Québec Litigator of the Year.

  • The 2014 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada a leading practitioner in the area of corporate and commercial litigation.

  • Featured in the article "Canadian Big Suits" in The American Lawyer magazine, April 2011.

Professional Activities
Mr. Martineau is a member of the Quebec Bar and a member of the Canadian Bar Association. He has been a member of the Class Actions Advisory Committee of the Quebec Bar since its founding in 2006. He is a frequent speaker for the Service de la formation permanente of the Quebec Bar Association and has taught civil representation at the École du Barreau du Québec.

Université Laval, (LL.B. with distinction, 1990) and Université Laval, (B.A., School of Psychology, 1987).

Bar Admission
Québec, 1992

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