Joëlle Boisvert

Joëlle Boisvert is a partner in 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).

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

    • Rankings & Awards
      April2015
      Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      July2015
      Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015
    • Rankings & Awards
      September2015
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2016
    • Rankings & Awards
      December2015
      Joëlle Boisvert recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women
  • 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
  • 2012

    • Rankings & Awards
      February2012
      The Best Lawyers in Canada 2012
  • 1988

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

    • Education
      1987
      University of Sherbrooke, LLB

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association