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Joëlle Boisvert
Managing Partner, Montréal

Speaks: French, English

Year of Call: 1988 - Quebec

Primary Office: Montréal

Joëlle Boisvert

Joëlle Boisvert is the Managing Partner of Gowling WLG's Montréal office and a member of the firm’s national Canadian executive team.

As an experienced and highly recognized commercial litigator in Québec and across Canada, Joëlle counsels large national and international companies with respect to a variety of complex dispute matters. She also acts as the relationship partner for important clients of Gowling WLG.

One of Joelle's Canadian clients has said: "I consider her to be the most effective relationship partner we have anywhere in the country. She has the ability to deliver top-notch legal services through a strong team, always taking personal responsibilty for the quality of work and our satisfaction. She possesses intellect and knowledge of the law but, most importantly from our perspective, combines that with a great strategic ability, an understanding of our business and strong problem-solving skills. Her ability to guide us to solutions in complex problems inspires great confidence."

During her 25-year career, she has developed extensive experience in class actions and in litigation pertaining to commercial and real estate disputes, including in the areas of franchising, as well as manufacturing and distribution. Her practice has brought her to plead before federal and provincial courts of law, as well as administrative tribunals.

She also has significant experience in arbitration, both nationally and internationally, as well as in mediation proceedings.

As the first woman to serve as managing partner of the firm's Montréal office, Joëlle is particularly committed to promoting the development, advancement and leadership of women in all areas of professional and commercial activity. She is convinced that women are instrumental in diversifying approaches within executive teams and increasing the added value they provide.

In 2015, Joëlle was recognized as one of Canada's 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).


June2017

Grande Ambassadrice ("Great Ambassador"), Université de Sherbrooke

February2017

Featured insights & resources

End of the Dunkin case in Québec: Lessons learned for franchisors

Multiple Authors

Articles April 15, 2016

Memberships

Career & Recognition

2017

June 2017

Grande Ambassadrice ("Great Ambassador"), Université de Sherbrooke

2017

February 2017

2015

December 2015

Joëlle Boisvert recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

2015

September 2015

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

2015

July 2015

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015

2015

April 2015

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015

2014

September 2014

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015

2013

September 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014

2013

May 2013

Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award

2013

February 2013

The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013

2012

February 2012

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012

1988

1988

Year of Call, Quebec

1987

1987

University of Sherbrooke, LLB

Joëlle Boisvert
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Joëlle Boisvert

Joëlle Boisvert is the Managing Partner of Gowling WLG's Montréal office and a member...

Joëlle Boisvert
Featured insights & resources

End of the Dunkin case in Québec: Lessons learned for franchisors

Multiple Authors

Article April 15, 2016

Memberships

Insights & Resources

End of the Dunkin case in Québec: Lessons learned for franchisors

Multiple Authors

Article April 15, 2016

Joëlle Boisvert
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Joëlle Boisvert

Joëlle Boisvert is the Managing Partner of Gowling WLG's Montréal office and a member...

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Client Work

Gowling WLG advises Ovivo on $180-million acquisition by SKion GmbH in partnership with Caisse

Client Work September 16, 2016

Joëlle Boisvert
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Joëlle Boisvert

Joëlle Boisvert is the Managing Partner of Gowling WLG's Montréal office and a member...

Joëlle Boisvert
Featured insights & resources

End of the Dunkin case in Québec: Lessons learned for franchisors

Multiple Authors

Article April 15, 2016

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