André Rivest

André Rivest is a partner in Gowling WLG's Montréal office. He assists clients in dispute resolution and in legislative and regulatory compliance. André is also the National Lead of Gowling WLG's Automotive group.

He acts mainly for financial institutions in the recovery of mortgage loans or unsecured claims. André and Gowling WLG's Recovery Services Group offer clients a comprehensive management service of defaulting loans portfolios.

André also practises in advertising law. He reviews and pre-approves advertisements for print media, radio, television and the Internet. In this regard, André provides advice to clients with respect to their obligations in terms of advertising and marketing in the province of Québec.

André has acted in numerous contractual matters and in matters of enforcement of security on real estate or moveable property. He has appeared before all level of courts in Québec as well as a number of administrative tribunals.

André is the leader of the Mortgage Recovery Services Group in the Montréal office. He speaks at conferences and publishes articles on a regular basis with respect to consumer, credit and advertising issues. He has taught commercial law at the Faculty of Management at McGill University and bankruptcy and insolvency at the Bar admission courses.

André practises in English and French. He is also fluent in German.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
  • 2014

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2014
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2014
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2013
    • Rankings & Awards
      May2013
      Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2013
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2013
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2013
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      July2012
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2012
    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 2011

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2011
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2011
  • 2010

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2010
      The Best Lawyers in Canada® 2010
  • 1988

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      1988
      Year of Call, Quebec
  • 1987

    • Education
      1987
      University of Ottawa, LLB

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