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C. Jean Fontaine

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C. Jean Fontaine
Law Practice
Mr. Fontaine is a partner and head of the Litigation and Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Groups in the Montréal office. His practice focuses principally in the areas of insolvency and restructuring, and shareholders disputes.

Mr. Fontaine has been involved in numerous cases where he either acted for the Defense or for the Plaintiff. Among other clients, he represents financial institutions, trustees and public companies.

He is a member of Stikeman Elliott's Montréal office Management Committee and as such is actively involved in all management areas of the Montréal office, including strategic orientations. He is also a member of the office's Business Development Committee and Gender Balance Initiative.

Mr. Fontaine is included in the following recent publications:

  • International Financial Law Review's IFLR1000: The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 2017 as a leading lawyer in restructuring and insolvency.

  • Chambers Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in Restructuring/Insolvency.

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 in corporate and commercial litigation and insolvency and financial restructuring.

  • The 2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in Insolvency & Financial Restructuring.

  • Chambers Global's 2017 Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading practitioner in Restructuring/Insolvency.

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2017.

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016, as a leading practitioner in the area of insolvency & financial restructuring and litigation corporate commercial.

  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Media's 2016 A Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

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

  • The Lexpert 2016 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, as a leading practitioner in the areas of corporate commercial litigation and insolvency & financial restructuring.

  • Lexpert Special Edition on Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers, December 2016.

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2015 in the restructuring and insolvency sector.

  • Who's Who Legal 100 2013 in the insolvency & restructuring sector.

  • The 2012 PLC Which Lawyer? as recommended in restructuring and insolvency and PLC's Restructuring and Insolvency Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2012/2013.

  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2012 in insolvency and financial restructuring.

  • Recognized as a leading lawyer in Lexpert's Special Edition on Insolvency and Restructuring, November 2012.

  • The Who's Who Legal Most Highly Regarded Firms: Insolvency & Restructuring 2011 as a "most highly regarded individual".

  • The International Who's Who of Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers 2011.

Professional Activities
Mr. Fontaine is a member of the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, the Insolvency Institute of Canada and the American Bar Association (litigation and insolvency).

University of Montréal, (LL.B., 1988).

Bar Admission
Québec, 1989

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