Eric Azran

Éric Azran Partner

Eric Azran

Education

  • Université de Montréal (LL.B. 1998)

Bar Admission

  • Québec, 1999
Representative Work
  • Represented Aviva Insurance Company before the Supreme Court of Canada, in a dispute of national importance in which the central question was litigation privilege and whether it can be raised in opposition to administrative investigators.
  • Represented the St. Lawrence Seaway Corporation (SLSC) in a major constitutional dispute, in which the Superior Court had to determine whether the Quebec Act respecting occupational health and safety (AOHS) could apply to persons who work on a federal undertaking's construction sites. The SLSC won its case in May 2016.
  • Represented several seniors' residence owners in their dispute with the Comité paritaire de l’entretien d’édifices publics. This was an important case in which the Court of Appeal was called on to decide whether a seniors' residence was a “public building” within the meaning of the Decree respecting building service employees. In April 2016, the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the seniors' residence owners.
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Accolades
  • Chambers Canada 2020 as a leading lawyer in Litigation: General Commercial – Québec.
  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2020 as Litigation Star in General Commercial and Securities.
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 as a leading lawyer in Litigation: Corporate Commercial.
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Speaking Engagements
  • "COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 Litigation", Stikeman Elliott Litigation Webinar, June 2020.
  • “COVID-19: Litigation Fallout - What Organizations Need to Do to Mitigate Their Risk ", Canadian Lawyer Webinar Series, May 2020.