Suzie Lanthier Partner

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2007 - Quebec

Primary phone: + 1 514-392-9542

Fax: +1 514-876-9542


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Primary office:  Montréal

Suzie Lanthier

Suzie Lanthier is a Montréal-based Gowling WLG partner. She practises primarily in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation arising out of business operations and contractual arrangements, focusing in the areas of general civil liability, product and manufacturers' liability, environmental liability and in construction and real estate matters.

Suzie's resourcefulness has been a key factor in many major complex litigation files pertaining to manufacturers' and professional sellers' liability, contractual liability, tendering procedures, real estate and insurance matters. Her experience is often sought out in all aspects of civil procedure, including injunctions, order of safeguards and appeals. As a litigator, she acts before the Court of Québec, the Superior Court and the Québec Court of Appeal.

Given her experience in real estate and environmental law, Suzie regularly provides counsel on the drafting of contracts in these practice areas.

Her passion for the law prompted her to complete a master's degree in business law. During her studies, she received the André-Savoie scholarship for honors in civil law and the Centre du droit des affaires et du commerce international scholarship for honours in business law.

She is often described as being insightful, organized and well-prepared.

Suzie practises law in English and in French.

Career & Recognition

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  • Junior Bar Association of Montréal
  • Quebec Bar

Representative Work

  • Counsel to CRH Canada Group inc., a disqualified lowest bidder, who sought and obtained an injunctive relief (provisional and permanent) to prevent the City of Montreal to grant the contract for the reconstruction of the Papineau Avenue to the fourth bidder, following a public call for tenders since it alleged that it was unlawfully disqualified. After analysing the City's conduct in other call for tenders regarding similar requirements, the Court found that it was not a major irregularity from CRH's part. [2016]
  • Counsel to Sobeys Development Limited Partnership ("SDLP"), co-defendant with the City Of Rouyn-Noranda, in proceedings before the Quebec Superior Court in which the plaintiff, a division of Metro Inc., contested the City's decision to grant a contract to SDLP for commercial development of land following a call for tender initiated by the City; the Court dismissed the plaintiff's action confirming that the City's decision to grant the contract to SDLP was not unreasonable. [2012-2013]
  • Counsel to a leading Canadian oil & gas company in claims (actions) regarding domestic oil tank failures wherein plaintiffs allege that the spills were caused by a design or manufacturing defect of the oil tanks or its inadequate maintenance or by the introduction of contaminants in the tanks during the delivery of oil. [2012-present]